With the exception of this last Thursday--when I woke up to a house that was only 60 degrees and had to rummage around for a sweater--it is summer. In the summer heat, cold brewed coffee hits the spot and it's extra convenient if you don't have a lot of time to make coffee in the mornings (or afternoons). You may already be making "iced" coffee at home, by placing your extra drip-brew in the fridge to cool or pouring it over ice. However, if you want to make true cold brew, which is generally much smoother and less bitter than "iced" coffee, here's an easy recipe for you:
Cold Brew Recipe
(1 part coffee : 5 parts water)
Makes 1/2 gallon coffee concentrate
250 grams coffee, coarse ground (8.8 oz.)
1.25 liters water (5 1/4 cups)
That's it! Super-easy, and fun to try with different coffees. I make up a fresh batch every week or so at home. It maintains its flavor for about 2 weeks if stored undiluted in the fridge.
Once you have more cold brew than you know what to do with, you can start getting creative with how you use it. Try diluting your concentrate with coconut water or serving a shot of concentrate over vanilla ice cream. Yum!