The last few weeks have been very busy around here and that combined with some internet issues has resulted in a serious lack of new blog posts, sorry about that! I do have several great recipes photographed and ready to share, so I’ll be back on a regular posting schedule again.
I don’t drink coffee very frequently, but in the summer I love the occasional glass of iced coffee. It’s so refreshing and a great pick-me-up for a hot day. The cold press method for this coffee results in a smooth flavor that is perfect for iced coffee or as the base for an iced latte. This recipe is for a coffee concentrate which makes it convenient to store in the refrigerator. When you’re ready for some coffee, just add the desired amount of water or milk to achieve the strength you like.
- 8 cups water + additional water for serving
- 1 pound (16 oz.) freshly ground coffee
- Combine the coffee grounds and water in a large container and stir to wet all the grounds. Cover and steep at room temperature for 8-12 hours.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over another large container and line the strainer with a coffee filter. Slowly pour the coffee through the filter, changing the filter as needed. Transfer the coffee concentrate to the fridge to chill then dilute with additional water or milk when you're ready to serve. I used about 1 cup of coffee concentrate to 1¾ cup of water, but you can adjust that to your taste. The concentrate can be stored in the fridge for about a week and a half.
Adapted from Cook like a Champion