Summer 2014 in Retrospect: cold brew coffee

A few more hours and this will be ready to be poured out and refrigerated.

A few more hours and this will be ready to be poured out and refrigerated.

How do you enjoy coffee in 90 or even 100-degree weather comfortably? One way is to drink cold brew coffee, which is what I’ve been doing for much of the summer. Sure, you could buy the stuff from a cafe or even a grocery store, but it’s simple to make, and it’s fun to see what your favorite beans taste like with a different flavor extraction process. The way I’ve been preparing this refreshing coffee drink is by

  1. putting ground coffee in a French press with filtered tap water, and
  2. letting it “brew” at room temperature for about twelve hours, then
  3. pouring the resulting coffee in a container to be stored in the refrigerator.

From there, it’s just a matter of pouring the cold brew into a chilled glass or over ice to enjoy on hot afternoon or warm evening…

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