I am reposting this recipe from last summer. It is still my favorite way to make iced coffee. There are quicker ways, but I still think this tastes the best!
This summer, I have been enjoying iced coffee. I never tried iced coffee until this year. I stopped into a Wawa and on a whim picked up an ice coffee. I loved it. I did not love the price. The next day I decided to make iced coffee at home. Well, lets just say that tasted like dirty mop water.
I asked my friend Chris (a coffee aficionado) how she made her iced coffee. She shared with me this simple, but delicious iced coffee recipe. There is no brewing involved.. yes silly me thought you could just brew strong coffee and put it over ice. It just isn’t the same. The ice melts and it tastes like, said dirty mop water after about 10 minutes.
Also, when you cold brew, the coffee is less acidic and bitter – cold brew gives you a sweeter, richer coffee.
So here is the step by step to making the coffee that is just as good as Wawa and save about $1.50 per glass!
I started with whole beans. I used a dark, bold coffee for a deep, rich flavor. You will want to grind your beans coarse. (Note, you can use pre-ground coffee for this, I just find that I prefer the taste of freshly ground coffee). You will need 1 cup of ground coffee per quart of water. (this can be adjusted to your taste)
For this example, I have two quarts of cold water and two cups of ground coffee. If you like your coffee a little less strong, just use less coffee. Put your coffee in a glass or plastic container. Pour water in. Cover the container. Yes, it will look like mud. I promise it, tastes nothing like it looks. Let it sit for atleast 10 hours.
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