Original vs. Substitute Sam
Coffee has been the subject of many health studies, the majority of which point to a positive impact on health. Coffee contains caffeine and has unmistakable aromas that invoke a strange aura of “I’m getting things done-ness” in people.
In fact, coffee is the 2nd most consumed beverage in the world behind water, but I have a few gripes with traditionally brewed coffee that led me to start using cold press.
First, I value my time and time spent waiting in traffic, in line, or for the water to boil is a complete waste.
Second, is money. Besides my time value of money, at roughly $6 cup of coffee is not cheap. Compounded daily, we can literally piss away $2,190 a year for its effects!
The final and perhaps biggest reason is because I have heart burn issues and cold press coffee reduces the acidity levels in coffee by nearly 70%. Even if you have unlimited amounts of time, money, and no issues with heartburn, there are other reasons you’ll LOVE Cold Press Coffee!
The first time I tried coffee was as a junior in college, the same year I lived in an apartment complex with 5 best friends and a group of girls who committed to spending more time partying than studying for an entire year.
Sounds awesome right?
Well it was easily the funnest year of my life so far, but I’ll spare you the details and use a meme instead because:
1) Memes let the imagination fill in the gaps.
2) It’s the internet. Right around the time I’m trying to teach my kids about the importance of being responsible this post will show up.
Here’s to a ‘Nectar of the Gods’, COFFEE!
1) In a glass or plastic non-reactive container stir cold water and coffee grounds together in a 4:1 ratio and let sit for least 12 hours. I purchased a french press just for cold press coffee because it makes the next step much easier.
4 C water
1 C ground coffee beans (course grind works best)
2) If you don’t have a french press, strain the coffee using either a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter or cheesecloth.
3) Freeze leftovers into ice cube trays or in mason jars up to 2 weeks in the fridge to conveniently enjoy cold press coffee in a few different pre-workout shakes!
*Note: Add flavor to the initial mix for a fun way to experiment (e.g. extracts, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.)
I love cooking food that’s healthy and delicious, but I’ve got a lot to learn and it’s way more fun to hear ideas for recipes and improvements from YOU!