Thursday, August 20, 2015

Iced Coffee

Like many people, I saw this recipe for Iced Coffee and had to try it.

Also like most people, I quickly realized that I do not own an 8 quart container, and that I didn't have room in my refrigerator for 8 quarts of cold coffee.

Here's the amounts I used:

1  1/3 cups ground coffee
8 cups water

Most pitchers hold 8 cups, so you will need two - one to steep the coffee, and one to strain the coffee. I used a double layer of cheesecloth to strain.

And yes, it is that good. So easy and so worth it.

Some tips:  I mix the coffee with four cups of water first, then add four more cups of water.  I mix up the coffee before bedtime, then it is ready for me in the morning.  After I pour out all the cold brewed coffee, I scoop all the grounds out, then add a bit of fresh water to the pitcher and slowly pour the rest of the grounds out over the strained grounds.  I can usually get another cup of coffee by rinsing the pitcher and letting it slowly strain through the grounds.  This last coffee is a little bit weaker, but still so good.  Seriously good iced coffee.

When you are shopping, buy some more cheesecloth.  Some ground coffee, Extra creamer.  Try out the cold brewed method.