Hi, we're Hunter and Sarah, a husband-and-wife, luxury wedding photography team. We’re also educators, helping other photographers build profitable and sustainable photography businesses.
If you know Sarah and I well at all, you know that we love coffee. In fact, if you’ve ever visited our apartment, you likely noticed that between the espresso maker, the Keurig and the coffee grinder, almost half of our counter space is dedicated to our morning brew. In the colder months, we’re known to insist on making a piping hot latte for anyone who steps through our door, but during the summer months, our cold brew system runs around the clock to keep us stocked on an iced, low-acidity version of our morning cup of coffee.
Although our espresso maker is literally the most expensive item in our home besides our camera gear (thanks wedding registry!), it’s our $35 cold brew system that everyone raves about when they visit! In fact, in the last month alone we’ve had close to a dozen friends and family members ask us if we could share our not-so-secret recipe with them. When I finally sat down to start drafting that email, I realized that if they all asked for the recipe, they probably weren’t the only ones who could enjoy it!
**Spring 2020 Update** | We recently discovered these cotton cold brew bags, which are a total game-changer. A single reusable $8 bag lasts for months and months, and makes the process much easier. Follow the instructions as above, but place the cloth filter bag inside the white plastic chamber before you add your coffee. Because this acts as a giant tea-bag for your coffee, you no longer have to worry about gentleness, or adding the coffee in segments! Just dump the bag of grounds and pour in the water and stir it up with a spoon. Plus, once you’re done with your coffee, you can dump the grounds from the bag and give it a rinse just as easy as when you were just cleaning the plastic chamber.
As friends sipped on their iced flat latte or faux-Americano, I would always drone on about why we love our cold brew coffee so much! Here are a few of those reasons that I’ve been harping on lately:
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