Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

(image from google images)
I learned a new trick this week. Lately it has been just way too hot to drink hot coffee in the morning, but we all know that I get a little grumpy if I forego the morning caffeine fix. In the Davis household we use a french press, which is great, but let's be honest: French pressed coffee doesn't really make the best iced coffee, it comes out kinda grainy tasting and watered down.

That is, until I stumbled upon a wonderful little tip: cold-brew it. You follow the same process you normally would with the french press, except you use cold water. Put coffee grounds in the bottom of the press, fill it with cold water, and put the lid on without pressing it down. Then you put the whole thing in the fridge at least over night. When you're ready for your iced coffee, press the grounds down, pour,  and stir in some sugar and milk, and voila! you've got yourself some really tasty french-pressed ice coffee with a really clean, strong coffee taste. (Agave nectar is easiest to dissolve, but I promise if you stir regular sugar for long enough, it works just fine)


Lindsay Hopes. said...

oooooooooooooh sounds delish - i will have to try that!!!!

Thesupermanns said...

oooh...never thought of making it with cold water and letting it sit overnight. This drink looks so cool...i want to grab it from the photo and take a sip. Hope you're well.

Kristen said...

i love you, catching up on your life, and thinking about being nearer to you soooon! praying for you as this new school year starts! miss you friend!

Matthew Ables said...

it's been a month. where's the blog action?