Love coffee but find it doesn’t hit the spot on a warm summers day? How about cold brew or iced coffee? we’re sure it’ll perk you up.
Iced Coffee is not simply hot coffee poured over ice – not only will this dilute your coffee, it will also taste bitter – yuk! Cold brewing your coffee lessens the acidity than hot brewed coffee, and also makes for a more aromatic, complex flavour – win, win.
Cold Brewing is super easy, all your really need is time. This easy at home recipe basically requires a mason jar and some sort of filter – nothing fancy.
1/3 cup medium-coarse ground coffee
1 1/2 cups of cold filtered water
Optional: Coffee ice cubes
- Starting with coffee beans? Grind them up on a medium-coarse setting.
- Grinding coffee beans yourself ensures the freshest taste, and your coffee will last longer and your only grinding what you need.
- A coarser grind ensure less bitterness through the filtration process.
- In your mason jar, whisk together 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 1/3 cups cold water, until the lumps are gone.
- Put the lid on your mason jar, and refrigerate overnight (12-14 hours)
- Strain the coffee through a large paper coffee filter, fine sieve, stockings or or strainer lined with cheesecloth.
Feel free to add milk, coffee ice cubs, or if you’re feeling a little fancy; 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream, then garnish with chocolate shavings.