From the wonderful world of Erin Sutton:


My newest homemade vice is cold press. I am loving it so hard. I was determined to create a cold press that I would crave and could replace my yearning to walk to a coffee shop and treat myself to ice coffee. I searched for some concoctions around the blog world and found the one for me.

Using the grounds to cold water ratio I found on VillageCoffeeCafe I seemed to have found my match. To make life even simpler, I use my french press. Now I don’t have to wash it every day, but I make a batch of cold press concentrate and it lasts me most of the week.

1 cup coarsely ground french roast coffee beans (or other bean of your choice)
4 1/2 cups cold water

Step 1 – place beans and water in french press. Stir. Leave overnight. I throw this together after dinner, so I don’t forget. I’m often in a dazed coma after the babes are sleeping.

Step 2 – press in the morning and pour into a storage container. I just use a good ol’ Kerr canning jar.

Step 3 – drink it! What you’ve made is a concentrate. First, fill your glass with ice (coffee ice cubes if you’re an over-achiever) then fill half way with soy milk, milk, or water. Then continue to fill your cup with cold press. I enjoy a drizzle of pure maple syrup to sweeten.

As I tell my children, “Coffee makes me a good mommy.”