Monday, 17 June 2013

Iced Coffee

Recently, I took a trip to Boston.  One of the first things I noticed about Boston was that iced coffee could be found just about anywhere.  But what is the best way to make it?

First, you should never use coffee that has been heated.  When coffee is heated it brings out an assortment of acids.  These acids don’t taste good when the coffee is cooled.  Therefore, it is best to use a cold brewing method.  Contrary to popular belief you do not need an expensive set-up to brew cold coffee.

What do you need?

Fresh ground coffee, filter, 2 mason jars, and a Miletta (or something to hold the filter when you strain the coffee).
  1. Put fresh ground coffee in the jar and then add water at a ratio of 3 parts water to 1 part coffee.
  2. Stir.
  3. Put the coffee in the fridge overnight.
  4. In the morning take the mason jar with coffee in it out of the fridge.
  5. Set-up a Miletta with a coffee filter on top of the empty mason jar.
  6. Slowly pour (to prevent overflowing) the coffee mixture into the filter.
  7. Now you have a strong mixture of cold brewed coffee.

You can keep this mixture in the fridge and use it anytime you want iced coffee.  You can add the mixture to a cup with ice and milk.   You could also drink the coffee black over ice (although you might want to add some water). Enjoy!

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