I try to keep my life simple. I like my sleep, and so in the morning I keep my routine to a bare minimum. I don't wear make up, I don't do much with my hair, I don't spend a lot of time picking out clothes, and I don't drink coffee. I don't want to have to deal with the issue of coffee grounds, filters, hot water, and cleaning up. I also don't own an espresso machine, Keurig, coffee maker, French press, or anything like that.
It's not that I don't enjoy coffee -- I actually think it's great when made properly (i.e. not Starbucks) -- I just don't find it to be worth the hassle. Sometimes though, with my terrible sleep schedule, I feel like I need a cup of joe to start my day. So one day I gave in, set my alarm 10 minutes earlier, woke up, fumbled with grounds, hot water, and a filter, was annoyed by the process and, ultimately, disappointed by the results. It was simply awful. I don't know if it's because I was impatient and didn't give the coffee enough time to "steep" (is that word only acceptable to use with tea?), but it was both weak and bitter. I bought the exact same coffee my dad drinks at home (classic, French roast) and so I knew the problem wasn't the coffee, but rather my method of making my cup of joe. But there has to be a better way to make coffee, without going out and spending $50 on a clunky machine.
Then I remembered something I had read once in the New York Times about cold brew coffee. I googled it for the exact ratios and decided to to try the cold brew coffee method. I prefer my coffee cold anyhow, so it didn't seem like I had much to lose. I altered the ratios of coffee grounds to water just a bit and then gave it a go.
|I know I said I don't normally drink this coffee with |
milk, but I thought it made for a nice picture
Enjoy the flavor and the experience of a cup of coffee with none of the hassle.