Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recipe: Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

I'm a big coffee drinker, but when the weather starts heating up I want something icy cold and refreshing before I head out into the 98 degree, 80% humidity day. Ben saw a recipe for cold brewed coffee in the New York Times a couple of years ago, and every summer since we've made the switch to this delicious cold brew. Because the coffee grounds are never heated, they don't have that bitter, burnt taste that coffee can sometimes have. I like a touch of milk and a couple ice cubes because this brew is pretty concentrated, but it makes for a great way to start off your hot summer day. 

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

1/3 cup coffee grounds
1 1/2 cups water

Mix together the water and the coffee grounds in a container and let sit overnight at room temperature. In the morning, strain the mixture through a sieve and then pour into your coffee filter and let percolate down into the coffee pot, without turning your coffee maker on. If you have a French press, pass the mixture through a sieve and then pour into the press and strain. Add a few ice cubes, a touch of water to taste, and enjoy it black or with a little milk. Makes two cups.


  1. Ooh this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, I will try this :)

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