How to make cafe-quality cold brew from home with Mr. Espresso

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Need a caffeine boost? Believe it or not, you can make a tasty coffee beverage with ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

Luigi Di Ruocco is the vice president of Mr. Espresso and a pro when it comes to making cold brew. In this episode, Luigi shares his favorite recipes and tips that are sure to take your cold brew to the next level. Follow these steps to to become an at-home barista!

Cold Brew:
Use a 17-ounce French Press
Add 56 grams of coarsely ground coffee (2 oz. or about 4 tbsp.)
Stir in 480 grams of cold water
Cover with plunger and steep for 24 hours at room temperature
Push plunger down after steeping and pour filtered cold brew into a carafe

Cold Brew Tonic
3 oz Fevertree Tonic
3 oz Cold Brew
1 oz Simple Syrup

3-4 dashes of orange bitters
1 orange peel

Mix and serve over large ice cubes.

Cold Brew Shakerato
6 oz. 24-Hour Cold Brew made with a dark roasted coffee
1 oz. Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 oz. Heavy Cream
2 Mint Leaves

Directions for simple syrup:

1) Add brown sugar and water into a pot and boil.
2) Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Directions for drink:
1) Add all ingredients to a Boston shaker filled full of ice.
2) Vigorously shake and strain into a chilled glass, served neat.
3) Garnish with additional mint.

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