Makes 4, 8oz glasses
2/3 cup ground coffee (medium-dark roast)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1-3 teaspoons vanilla extract, depending on your preference, optional
~7 cardamom pods, crushed open, optional
4 cups water
Simple syrup, optional [combine equal parts boiling water and sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves completely]
Milk, for serving
- To a french press or pitcher, add the ground coffee, salt, vanilla, cardamom, and water, and stir until all the coffee grounds are hydrated.
- Place in the fridge for 10-24 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the coffee.
- Strain out the coffee grounds. To sweeten the cold brew, add simple syrup and stir. I use a scant 1/4 cup of simple syrup (1/4 cup sugar + 1/4 cup boiling water).
- Serve the cold brew in tall glasses over ice with a splash of heavy cream.