I really didn’t know what to call this coffee, but this recipe is something I’ve spent several years searching for. I tasted something similar to this back in college and this is the closest I’ve ever come to recreating the taste.
I found this recipe on the Food52 site a few weeks ago and it makes a great base recipe that you can adjust to your preference.
The base is your basic coldbrew coffee. Use fancy coffee if you want, but it actually tastes great with regular coffee from the supermarket (I tried it with Folgers Black Silk).
I like to double the recipe and drink it for several days. It is a bit less sweet if you double it. I normally drink black coffee, but I actually like the hint of sweetness in this over ice in the summer.
Note: Be sure to prepare this the night before you want to drink it.
- 2/3 cup ground coffee (medium to coarse grind). I like a darker roast.
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a glass container (a quart mason jar works perfectly). Set in the refrigerator overnight. Drain using a fine mesh sieve, a colander with a paper towel, or even a coffee filter (this will take a while).
- Fill a glass with ice, pour the coffee over it, and add a splash of half and half (or even cream, but I wouldn’t go with anything below whole milk).
Play around with the proportions and feel free to try nutmeg or anything else you like. Let me know if you come up with any great combinations!