The weather is getting warmer, and it’s time for iced coffee. For those who want something different, try this spiced cold brew recipe!
We all love our morning cup of joe to start our day off right, but sometimes that can get a little boring, and we need some new ideas to spice things up again.
Today, I will share with you an awesome recipe for cinnamon cold brew! The process of making a cold brew is also much easier than hot brewing, so this can be your go-to drink all summer long.
Take a look at the steps below on how to make it yourself!
What is cinnamon cold brew?
If you’ve never heard of cold brew coffee, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It really is a different experience from hot coffee.
Cold brew is a method of making coffee that involves steeping ground beans in cold water for an extended period of time. With cinnamon cold brew, ground cinnamon is infused with ground coffee for an amazing flavor.
The flavor is pungent, rich, and warm. It does have an aroma that reminds me of some holiday baking, so it’s no surprise that the spice is used in cold brew.
Which ingredients are used in this recipe?
This recipe is easy to make and also requires just three main ingredients:
- Dark roasted coffee beans
- Cold tap water
- Ground cinnamon
The basis for this cold brew variation is the same as regular cold brew coffee. If you’ve made cold brew coffee before, you’ll love the addition of cinnamon in your drink.
Ground cinnamon is used to make it taste rich with cinnamon. I’ve also tried using cinnamon sticks, but it extracted little flavor and tasted just like regular cold brew coffee.
Adding ground cinnamon to the water and ground coffee mixture before letting it steep will turn it into a delicious – slightly spicy cold brew coffee.
What are the best coffee beans to use?
Cold brewing is already a great method because it yields a richer, lower-acid drink without diluting with hot water, but which coffee beans are best used?
The best part about brewing coffee at home, or in this instance, making cold brew coffee, is that you can choose to use any coffee bean you love.
If you’ve made cold brew coffee before, I suggest using the same coffee beans that taste best for you.
Are you going to make cold brew coffee for the first time? Then I recommend buying some delicious medium or dark roasted coffee beans.
These coffee beans are roasted to a level that will leave you with a robust cold brew coffee while still retaining some of the delicious flavors of the coffee beans.
If you’re a coffee drinker that likes to add a bit of sugar, milk, or coffee creamer to your daily coffee, then a medium roast will be the best way to go.
Dark roasted coffee beans are perfect for you if you want your coffee to taste more intense and have a less nuanced flavor profile.
Making cold brew coffee isn’t hard because it uses so few ingredients, but you have to make sure that you love the taste of all ingredients so you’ll create the best coffee flavor that suits you!
Tip: Check out my recommendations for the best coffee beans for cold brew!
The best way to make cold brew coffee at home
There are many ways to make this recipe, using various techniques that will ultimately create the same cold brew coffee. Have a look below for some options to make cold brew at home:
- You can make cold brew in a French press
- You can also use a mason jar to steep your cold brew
- You could consider using a dedicated cold brew maker
For more information about these options, check out my complete cold brew guide here!
Each technique has pros and cons, but it’ll make the same tasting cinnamon cold brew coffee.
The best part about making cold brew in a French press, though, can be how simple it is! Many people say their French presses live on the counter all year long, and they just use them to make their daily coffee.
You can simply let the cold brew coffee steep in your French press, and once it’s steeped for long enough, plunging it will leave you with a filtered cinnamon cold brew.
Another great option is using a mason jar instead. Most of us have a mason jar or other large container at home, which is perfect to steep the cold brew in.
If you’re interested in learning how to make cold brew in a mason jar, you can check out my full guide here.
And last but not least, if you’re drinking a lot of cold brew coffee at home, you might want to consider buying a dedicated cold brew maker.
It comes equipped with an amazing filter, and it’s easy to clean as well. I’m using a Hario Mizudashi cold brew maker, which is terrific.
You can read my full review here if you’re interested in learning what makes it so great and easy to use.
How to filter the cinnamon cold brew
After you’ve let the cinnamon cold brew coffee steep, it’s time to filter it!
Depending on the technique you’ve chosen to use, the best way to filter your cold brew may differ.
If you’re using a French press, you can plunge the coffee grounds, and you’ll be left with a clean cold brew coffee. I always pour the clean cold brew coffee into another flask or container to easily store it.
Are you using a cold brew maker? Then you can easily remove the coffee filter, clean it, and store your clean cinnamon cold brew in the fridge.
If you’re using a mason jar or other large container, I recommend running the cold brew through a rinsed filter like so:
Add a coffee filter to another container (or Chemex in this instance) and slowly pour the cinnamon cold brew on top.
Let the cold brew run through, and you’ll be left with a delicious cinnamon cold brew without any coffee particles.
Now that you know about all the different steps involved, you can easily make this delicious cold brew by following the recipe below:
- 100 grams of dark roasted coffee beans
- 1000 ml of cold tap water
- 15 grams of ground cinnamon
- Start by coarsely grinding your coffee beans.
- Add the ground coffee to a mason jar, French press beaker, or cold brew maker.
- Sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top of the coffee grounds.
- Pour the cold tap water over the grounds, making sure they are completely submerged.
- Stir gently until all grounds are equally wetted and the ground cinnamon has mixed well.
- Cover and let steep for 12 to 24 hours, depending on the strength you like. I usually stick to 15 hours.
- When you're ready to enjoy your cold brew, strain the liquid.
- Keep refrigerated for up to one week!
I like to make the cold brew before heading to bed, this will shave off a big chunk of time, and your cold brew will be ready within a few hours of waking up!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1
You can’t go wrong with the classic when it comes to cold brew. But if you’re looking for a twist on your iced coffee routine, try this recipe!
It’s so easy and tastes amazing. So what are you waiting for? Give this spiced cinnamon cold brew a shot today – I promise that it will be worth all of the effort!
Are you a fan of cold brew coffee? Then you can check out some easy cold brew recipes I’ve listed below.