Fnatic SmX’s Recipe for Cold Brew
Fnatic’s support player Filip “SmX” Liljeström makes a lot of plays. Whether it’s landing a game changing Cleanse or dropping the perfect Soundwave, this 20-year-old is playing near the top of his game right now.
When he’s not sampling the many flavors of Monster Energy drink, SmX puts a bit of love into the rather sophisticated art of craft coffee. Recently, he’s devoted his downtime to developing the perfect cup of cold brew.
Started making my own Cold brew, it's amazing, delicious and perfect for warm weather, u should be doing it too pic.twitter.com/Ov4eN4qVxV— Filip SmX Liljeström (@FnaticSmexy) May 8, 2018
As a fellow lover of cold brew, it felt like a follow up was necessary. So here it is, SmX’s recipe for what he has coined as “SmXbrew”. It’s a fairly simple process to make at home on your own—all you need is the following:
- At least 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of dark roasted coffee grounds
- 1.5 liter bottle with screw-on lid
- 1 liter pitcher
- Coffee filters
- Milk / Vanilla Soy Milk (optional)
Basically, you combine the coffee with water and leave it in the fridge overnight before straining and serving. Here are some more detailed instructions if you’re considering making SmXbrew at home.
Step 1: Fill your 1.5 liter bottle with 1 liter of water. Add your dark roasted coffee grounds.
Step 2: Screw the lid on and shake the bottle for about 10 seconds.
Step 3: Put the bottle in the fridge and let it sit for 20 to 24 hours. The longer the bottle sits, the stronger your cold brew will be.
Step 4: When you’ve determined that it’s been long enough, take your concoction out of the fridge and pour the entirety of the brew over a coffee filter into your pitcher. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
Step 5: Serve with 4-5 ice cubes in a glass with a splash of creamer (SmX prefers vanilla soy milk).
SmX and the rest of Fnatic take on the winner of the Intercontinental Clash in the first round at the Mid-Season Brawl in Sweden on June 9. Make sure to tune into the Intercontinental Clash this Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST / 3:00 a.m. AEST (make sure your SmXbrew is ready if you're up at this time!) to catch all the action between ANZ and LatAm.