Simple DIY Cold Brew Coffee

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NEED:

OPTIONAL:

  • Coconut Milk

Step 1: Add Coffee Grounds

Add all of the coffee grounds into the larger of the two pitchers

Step 2: Add Water

Add all of the water into the pitcher with the coffee grounds

Step 3: Stir

It is important that you stir this mixture with a wooden spoon- Stirring the grounds with metal can give the drink an unpleasant taste

Step 4: Place in Fridge for 8-12 Hours

Patience young grasshopper…but if you’re not good at the whole patience thing, try making it right before bed so you get to enjoy it that next morning when you wake up

Step 5: Stain and Enjoy!

Strain the mixture in the larger pitcher through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into the smaller pitcher. Prep your coffee how you like it (I like to add coconut milk) and enjoy!

Common Mistakes:

  1. Ignoring that it needs to be coarsely ground coffee
    – brewing cold brew with coffee grounds that are too fine will not only make for a disturbingly gritty cup of coffee but it will make your straining process painstakingly slow. Don’t have a coffee grinder? Order them coarsely ground here! —> Cold Brew Grounds
  2. Not waiting at least 8 hours
    – this will give you a weak cold brew that is comparable to very watered down coffee. So if you know you won’t be able to wait the full 8-12 hours then you may as well just make regular coffee and pour it over a full cup of ice…just saying.
  3. Forgetting your cold brew and leaving it brewing in the fridge for too long
    – set a timer on your phone so you don’t forget to take it out on time! Or pucker up because you’re about to have some STRONG coffee.

In a hurry? Turn coffee into breakfast with this 10 second trick

Okay people, hear me out on this one….I have recently discovered mixing peanut butter into my coffee and cannot believe it has taken me this long to discover it. It is a crazy easy way to turn your morning cup of coffee into breakfast. So easy that I really didn’t need to write down the steps…but I did anyways just for you guys 🙂

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Ingredients:

  1. Coffee
  2. Peanut Butter or Powdered Peanut Butter
  3. Almond Milk (or preferred milk choice)
  4. Optional: Coconut Oil

1. Pour Coffee

I use—> Colombia Ground Coffee

2. Stir in 1.5 tbs of Peanut Butter or Powdered Peanut Butter

I like both options but I usually pick powdered peanut butter because it gives more of a prominent peanut butter taste and has less fat. An additional downside to using real peanut butter is that you may have to blend it in order for it to completely dissolve into your coffee depending on how hot your coffee is and how much peanut butter you are trying to mix in.

I use —> PBFit

3. Add a splash of Milk

I like Almond Milk with this drink but any type of milk will work!

I use—> Silk Almond Unsweetened Vanilla

4. Add Optional Coconut Oil

If you are someone who loves the infamous “Bulletproof Coffee” then you will most likely enjoy this option. I personally do not love the oily texture of Bulletproof Coffee so I only add coconut oil to this drink when I need the extra calories+healthy fats for the morning.

I use—> Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

5. Stir and Voila

Don’t Knock It Before You Try It! Give It A Try and Comment Below What You Think!

Best Latte In L.A.

Okay so this is a big claim, I know, but I feel strongly enough about this particular espresso drink that I am ready to face the inevitable debates for my claim. Before I tell you why I think I have found the best tasting latte in Los Angeles, let me first give you an idea of what type of coffee I enjoy. I was raised believing that Honey Nut Cheerios were junk food because they have more sugar than a human should ever eat (which my mother was not wrong guys, sounds crazy but that sugar-to-protein ratio for breakfast is a no-go). So understanding this, it is no surprise that I HATE sugar in my coffee. This makes finding the perfect cup of coffee difficult since I also love flavors in my coffee and dread the super tangy (or as I like to incorrectly call it ‘bitter’) cup that most coffee lovers live for. Even though I am making it pretty clear that my coffee taste lies more in the minority of preferences than it does the majority, I still feel as though I have found the perfect latte because I have yet to met a coffee taster who doesn’t love this latte no matter what their preferred cup of coffee tastes like.

“Came here to try their almond essence latte and it’s by far one of the most delicious drink I have ever had…”

Read Jack F.‘s review of Balconi Coffee Company on Yelp

Okay, so let’s get into to the details of this drink and where you can find it to give it a try yourself.

The Latte that I have been raving about is none other than the Almond Essence Latte from Balconi Coffee Company in Santa Monica, CA. As described by the Company, this latte is an

“Origional Creation! Espresso with steamed organic STRAUS Whole Milk and sweetened pulverized almonds.”

http://www.balconicoffee.com/menu

Yeah you read the right, PULVERIZED ALMONDS. They aren’t just using almond milk or some almond sweetener, but sweetened pulverized almonds to add the perfect unique sweet taste to their espresso without it having the overwhelming sugary sweetness that we are used to in most flavored lattes. If you are dairy-free, I would recommend trying it with their special ordered Oat Milk (This is my personal non-dairy substitute favorite), but they also have other non-dairy substitutes available. Sound too good to be true? Head to Los Angeles to give it a try for yourself and comment below what you think!