Thursday, July 2, 2009

Iced Coffee - A New Addict


I recently tried making a cold brewed iced coffee using a NY Times recipe which I linked to from a friend's Tweet (winenutnyc). Cold brewed ice coffee is just a wonderful rich, smooth, deep, rounded drink. It has all the essential flavors of the coffee.

I have also taken this a step further and started
creating ice with the cold brewed coffee. This creates a whole new level of richness and depth as the melted ice actually enhances the flavor of the iced coffee rather than diluting it.

Take a whiff of the coffee while it is cold brewing - it smells like the true essence of coffee - pure coffee heaven.

Recipe:

- 1/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is best)
- 1 1/2 cups of filtered water

In a jar/pot, stir together ground coffee and the water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.
Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve, or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If desired, add milk.
Yield
: Two drinks.

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