Monday, July 2, 2007

cold brewed iced coffee

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!

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