Apparently, there's a whole population of coffee drinkers who prefer this method of brewing coffee over the usual way of hot-brewing. This site explains why cold-brewing is better than hot-brewing.
If you love iced coffee, maybe you'll become a convert like me and start cold-brewing. This is the "recipe" I follow (if you can even call it a recipe). I adapted it from The Pioneer Woman's recipe.
(makes 1 liter)
1 1/2 cups ground coffee
6 cups cold water
- Place the ground coffee in a sealable container (could be a plastic or glass jug). Pour the cold water into the container and stir to make sure that the grounds are getting soaked. Let this mixture sit at room temperature for 24 hours. I let mine sit for 36 hours and it turned out well.
- After having let the mixture sit, place a cheesecloth over a strainer and pour the mixture through that and into another container.
- Store in the refrigerator.
|One-liter jug of coffee concentrate|
Creamy Iced Coffee
(makes 1 serving)
1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
Half a glass of coffee concentrate
Half a glass of full cream milk
Lots of ice cubes
Spoon the condensed milk into a tall glass, then fill the glass with ice cubes.
Pour in the coffee concentrate.
|That's the condensed milk at the bottom|
Stir well to make sure the condensed milk doesn't stay at the bottom.
- Adjust the proportions to suit your taste.
- To "paleo-fy" this, just substitute sweetened condensed coconut milk and coconut milk. I haven't tried it yet because it's so much more convenient to use non-paleo ingredients.