Spiced Chai Cold Brew Coffee
Spiced Chai Cold Brew Ingredients
- 1 Cup – Colombian Medium Roast Coffee
- 4 – Ceylon Cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp. – Dried Or Fresh Ginger
- 5 – Cardamom Pods
- 1/4 tsp. Cloves (whole or powder)
- 1/4 tsp. Allspice (or Nutmeg)
- 4 to 5 Cups Cold Filtered Water
- 1 Mason Jar with Lid
- Cheese Cloth
- Honey (optional)
Preparation time – 12-16 hours
Easy To Make Cold Brew
This Spiced chai Cold brew recipe is fun, healthy, and easy to make at home! Making cold brew coffee is quite simple. All you need is coffee a mason jar and additional spices if you choose. This recipe works as well to make a regular standard cold brew with just coffee if you follow the ratio of 1 cup coffee to 5 cups water. This recipe makes a good coffee concentrate for making a spiced hot coffee.
Masala chai spices are not be limited to only the tea world!
Masala chai is a group of spices that pair well together found in many cuisines and dishes worldwide. These spices are of Indian origin. The masala chai spice mix can include cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, and star anise.
Coffee pairs wonderfully with chai spices as the spices complement coffee, offering additional flavors and a wide range of health benefits!
Masala Chai Health Benefits
This recipe does not take long, and some of the ingredients can be substituted as well. Cardamom pods deliver a natural low-calorie sweetness and flavor to the coffee as well as additional health benefits.
Pre-Workout Cold Brew Coffee
One cool thing about the spices used in a masala chai is that they protect against free radicals, acting as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body. Some ingredients found in the masala chai group can also assist in speeding up the body’s metabolism, making it a super combination when paired with the thermogenic effects of coffee!
Chai spices and coffee have gone together since the beginning of coffee’s history. Cardamom pods are a popular additive in middle eastern coffee preparations, and cinnamon as we all know goes together beautifully with lattes cappuccinos, and plain black coffee
Use this Chai Cold Brew as a concentrate as delicious fat blasting pre-workout coffee or in a variety of latte recipes hot and iced!
Cold Brewed Coffee Chai Recipe
1. Select your coffee and Coarsely Grind your coffee beans
We recommend using our Colombian Medium Roast for this cold brew recipe as it is balanced and stands up well to the chai spices; however, any high-quality washed processed Colombian coffee will do the trick!
Get your coffee grinder and coarsely Grind the beans. After Grinding the medium roast, add 1 cup of course ground coffee to the mason jar.
2. Add Your Masala Chai Spices
Throw 3 to 5 cinnamon sticks into the jar along with 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon cloves, ½ teaspoon nutmeg ( you can use allspice as a substitute as we did) 6 whole cardamom pods.
3. Add honey to your cold brew container
Cinnamon with Cardamom gives the coffee a naturally caloric-free & healthy sweetener although if you are looking to add sweetener we recommend using either raw local honey or panela cane sugar.
4. Pour Filtered Water in Mason Jar
Water can be full of Impurities that can alter the taste of your at-home cold brew coffee so we highly suggest investing in a water filter if you do not already have one!
Now, pour 5 cups of cold filtered water into the Mason jar.
5. Close jar and let your spiced chai cold brew steep!
Cover the top of your mason jar with the cheesecloth and then tighten the lid on top. Next, Put the cold brew chai in the refrigerator. You can also let the coffee steep at room temperature as well.
If you steep in the refrigerator, the rule of thumb is to let your cold brew steep for 14-16 hours and steep for 12-14 hours at room temperature.
Over steeping your cold brew can impart unpleasant tastes to the coffee. Do not forget to set a timer!
6. Pour Cold Brew and Enjoy
Grab a glass and pour yourself a cold brew! If you are feeling like making lattes with your cold brew, you can! For an iced spiced coffee latte, add your milk of choice to your glass along with a little sweetener if you wish.