The other day there was an article in the NYTimes on how to make cold brewed iced coffee. The recipe is seemingly quite simple:
1. In a jar, stir together 1/3 cup medium-course ground coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.
2. Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth (I just used my little french press.) In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If desired, add milk.
Yield: Two drinks.
NOTE: To make hot coffee, dilute concentrate one-to-one with water and heat in the microwave.
This recipe is really hard to screw up. I added way more water than the recipe called for and didn't dilute down the next morning. The coffee came out perfectly - flavorful, without any bitterness. A great way to start off a summer morning!