Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy Cold Brew Iced Coffee

I have a serious coffee addiction. I love everything about coffee: the smell, the flavor, and all of the different ways to drink it. This summer, I have found myself to be especially fond of iced coffees and lattes. I enjoy my iced coffee super simple, with lots of ice and milk. If you brew iced coffee just right, it is so smooth you won't need any sweeteners. This brewing method will help you to achieve just that. No fancy brewing method or contraptions needed. Just simple, good coffee.

What you need:

  • Coffee press
  • Your favorite coffee ( I like Stumptown and Intellegentsia)
  • Coffee grinder
  • Plastic wrap

How to:

  1. You will want a course grind, so pulse your grinder until your coffee resembles something similar to rocks of salt. If you grind your coffee too fine, you'll end up with a more bitter tasting coffee. 
  2. Grind enough for about 10 tablespoons of coffee. Measure your tablespoons and toss into your coffee press. 
  3. Measure 1 cup of cold water for every 5 tablespoons of coffee (2 cups) and pour into your coffee press. Stir to completely saturate the coffee with water. 
  4. Place the coffee press lid on your press and let brew for 4-5 hours at room temperature.
  5. Add about 3 more cups of cold water to your coffee press and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  6. Transfer to the fridge and let brew overnight (about 9 hours).
  7. In the morning, place your coffee press lid on your cold brewed coffee and press. Pour over ice, and enjoy!

Happy cold-brewing! 


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