It’s embarrassing how much money I spend on coffee. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take back my wallet and learn to make my own iced coffee. Unfortunately, all that would come up were these long, tedious recipes that seemed like more work than pay off. After reading about 20 different ways to cold brew iced coffee and ten different articles on why you shouldn’t just add ice to hot coffee (it’s more acidic), I combined the information I obtained to make the most simple cold brew ever.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Pitchers
- Coffee Filters
- A strainer
- Coffee (I recommend finely milled, espresso ground but any kind will do.)
Here’s What To Do
Step 1: Put each scoop of coffee into the first pitcher, using 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6 ounce cup you want. Pour 6 ounces of water into the pitcher for each scoop.
Step 2: Cover the pitcher with its lid or plastic wrap. Let sit overnight or at least 12 hours, either in room temperature or the fridge.
Step 3: Rip coffee filters so that they are flat, and layer two over the strainer. Placing the strainer over the second pitcher, pour the brewed coffee through the strainer and into the new pitcher.
BOOM Iced coffee.
Tip: If you’re going to add ice make the coffee a bit stronger. I prefer my coffee very strong so I use 10 scoops for 7 cups.