There’s a popular grocery chain, we will call it “Whole Paycheck”.. I really like Whole Paycheck, I find lots of yummy things there.. but as you might have gathered from it’s nickname those yummy things usually aren’t cheap and that can be a problem. So several months ago I stumbled upon this delicious cold brew “Mexican” coffee that had flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and almond (yum!) but also came with a price tag close to 4 bucks for one serving (ouch!). Being ever thrifty at heart I decided I would just need to make this coffee at home so I could enjoy it’s deliciousness without selling a kidney. I usually make this on Sunday then I have coffee for the week which makes life so easy on busy mornings; this recipe makes just under half a gallon which is perfect for me during the week days, the hardest part is trying to keep yourself from downing it all in one day!

Mexican Cold Brew Coffee

Mexican Cold Brew Coffee   (Print Me)

Yield: Just under half a gallon
1 1/3 cup coarsely ground coffee
6 cups cold water
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
Pinch salt

Place all ingredients in pitcher or large jar, stir then let sit in refrigerator overnight. The next day strain large ground using fine strainer, then strain again lining strainer with cheesecloth for best results (alternately use a french press to strain).

Serve coffee over ice with milk or cream if desired (I love Califa better half). Store left over coffee in refrigerator.

Adapted from: The Velvet Bird

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