It’s no secret amongst my friends that I do not brew a good cup of coffee. Mainly because I don’t drink don’t actually brew coffee. Yep, no morning cup ‘o joe here, just the occasional espresso or latte.
However, I do love iced coffee so there’s often a pot of coffee stuck in my fridge during the summer. Yes, I actually figured out how to scoop the coffee, add water and even turn the darn coffee maker on ;-). I even ground my own beans. Right!? You can hold your applause to the end.
After cold brewed iced coffee came up multiple times recently I decided to take the plunge and try one of the “recipes” I saved ages ago.
I chose a relatively simple recipe:
11/3 cups ground coffee
8 cups water
Pour coffee and water into a bowl or carafe and store in the fridge for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
In the morning, line a strainer with a coffee filter (or layers of cheesecloth) and place over an empty bowl. Pour the coffee/water mixture over the strainer to remove the grounds.
Pour yourself a glass over ice (regular or coffee cubes) and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
How was it?
Well, if iced coffee could talk this carafe would have crooned “hello, is it me you’re looking for?”.
Lionel it was.
No really, this is LIQUID. GOLD. Cold brewing means the coffee is not bitter but deliciously full bodied and silky instead.
So please make this now, don’t wait years like I did. And remember to use a decent coffee, bad coffee will still taste like bad coffee.