Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Home-Brewed Iced Coffee

Who doesn't love coffee? Better yet, who doesn't love iced coffee? It's about to be real chilly out here in Missouri, so I will soon be trading in my iced drinks in favor of some steamier selections, but I'm going to savor my last week of cold beverages while I can. That being said, there are 2 main ways to make home-brewed iced coffee. (Hint: Neither of them involves making hot coffee and putting ice cubes in it.) The first way you can home-brew iced coffee is with a french press. I'm not a fancy enough coffee-drinker to have my own french press, so I did it the second way.

Take one cup of coffee (the stronger the better) and six cups of water.

Pour the coffee in the water. You can do this! It's so easy!

Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

Now here comes the exciting part. I don't have a photo of the exciting part (blogger fail), but if you're doing it right, it should look something like a weird science experiment. Place a coffee filter inside a mesh strainer, and put the strainer on top of the pitcher you're going to put the coffee in. Slowly pour the coffee through the strainer, and the filter will catch the grounds.

And there you have it! Home-brewed iced coffee tends to be less bitter than regularly brewed hot coffee, so it may not need as much cream and/or sugar. Or go crazy with that pumpkin spice creamer. It's your life!

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