Based on my recent experiment (view the video here), cold brewed coffee tastes better than hot brewed coffee when used as the base for iced coffee. So I am posting the cold brewed coffee concentrate recipe here.
- 3 oz coarse ground coffee
- 12 fl oz filtered water
1. Place the coffee grounds in a container.*
2. Pour water over the grounds.
3. Stir gently to saturate and evenly wet the grounds.
4. Cover and let sit for at least 8 hours or overnight.
5. Filter the grounds using a sieve covered with cheese cloth.*
6. Pour into a storage container.
7. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
8. Yields 1 cup of coffee concentrate.
*If you have a French press use that then skip step 5 by filtering the grounds with the plunger instead.
To adjust the amount of ingredients, use 1 part coffee grounds and 4 parts water.
To make cold brewed iced coffee: Use 1 part coffee concentrate with 3 parts water or 2 parts water and 1 part milk (example: use 2 oz concentrate with 6 oz of water or 4 oz water and 2 oz milk). Pour over ice. Add sugar to taste.
You can also use this for other cold recipes that call for coffee concentrate or espresso.