This year I’ve incorporated two things in my morning routine: gratitude and my 2-min cardamom latte. Both, in different ways, ground and uplift me.
With life in the throes of this seemingly never-ending pandemic, I have been working on forming habits that are more intentional, conscientious and slower. Coffee, for me, is a double-edged sword. Whip a tsp of instant coffee by hand with a little sugar and it becomes a soothing cup of latte that eases you slowly into your day. On the other hand, let coarse coffee grounds sit in water for 12+ hours, and you get a cold brew that catapults you into a busy work day, but the cold brew takes some time as you can imagine.
Seeing my love for coffee on my Instagram, my friends at #HamiltonBeach sent me their Rapid Cold Brew and Hot Coffee Maker. Traditionally, cold brews take 12+ hours to round out the flavors and erase the acidity; this machine takes 6 minutes or less to make a bold cold brew that hits it where you need to tackle a heavy work day!
I’ve always enjoyed my brew with a splash of milk, no sugar, and because cold brew is a process (not the temperature), I like to add some ice. The Hamilton Beach Rapid Cold Brew and Hot Coffee Maker is available online on Target if you’re interested in purchasing one for your mornings. While the machine comes with a manual including ingredients and measurements, here is a recipe of how I’ve been enjoying it lately.
Quick and Easy Cold Brew with Hamilton Beach Rapid Cold Brew and Hot Coffee Maker
- 3.6 tbsp coarse coffee grounds 18 grams, good quality matters!
- 10 oz water
- splash oatmilk
- 1 tsp agave
- Pour water in the reservoir and spoon weighed and measured coffee grounds into the basket
- Turn the "bold" button on and turn the dial to cold setting
- It will take 6 minutes or less to get a full cup of cold brew.
- Add a couple ice cubes, a splash of oat milk and agave to taste