02 July 2012

Iced Coffee

Each summer when the temperatures pass 80 I switch from my morning hot coffee to iced coffee. And each summer I struggle with trying to make my own ice coffee. It never seemed like it should be that difficult, but each time the results were non-consumable and I'd end up in line at Starbucks. This summer I decided to take action and actually perform some google research. 

One website I found said to just chill regular  coffee and if you are worried about ice diluting the brew you should make coffee ice cubes. So I tried it out. Not good. I can't even put my finger on why, but while consumable, it wasn't delightful.

I had also found a lot of traffic leading to this New York Times article. On how to cold-brew coffee. I follow the recipe, but haven't ended up diluting the coffee.

Simply mix 1 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup coarse coffee grounds in a jar and let it sit over night. In the morning strain the coffee through a coffee filter and add ice, water, and milk to taste. I've been filling my cup half way with ice and adding just a splash of milk.

The result is very delightful and I've gotten faster at the whole process with practice.

cold brewing

best consumed with a straw in a green cubicle


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