cold brewed coffee

Want to know how your favorite cafe makes such delicious iced coffee?

Most likely, they probably cold brew it. Last summer, the NY Times had an article containing recipes for cold brewed coffee as well as reasons why it tastes better.

Cold brewed coffee is a refreshing summer treat. The absence of hot water keeps the acidity out of the coffee. You’ll be surprised to notice caramel and chocolate. The best part? It is cheap and easy to make cold brewed coffee at home.

Supplies:
Freshly ground coffee; 1 ounce of grounds for every 8 ounces of water
Water
Large Jar
12-24 hours brewing time.

1. Put the coffee in the large jar. Cover with cold water. Let sit for either 12 or 24 hours, depending on which you like better. Honestly, sometimes I like the 12 hour method, and sometimes I like the 24 hour method… It depends on my mood.
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(a rather ominous looking jar, eh? full of caffeinated goodness for your/ my pleasure)

2. After whatever amount of time you’ve decided works best for you, strain the coffee into a pitcher. Pour into a cup.
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3. Serve over ice and enjoy. I like to add a little soy creamer.
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You can keep it in your fridge for a few days, but I’d recommend keeping it covered, because it really absorbs EVERY scent in its general vicinity if left to its own devices.

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