Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Oh It's Definately Iced Coffee Weather


Though many of you drink it year 'round iced coffee for Cafe Drake HRV is a seasonal adjustment, alerting our morning taste buds to the fact that it's Summer! Cold brewing is sort of the only way to go if you make iced coffee at home and it's ridiculous easy: Place about 1 3/4 cups ground coffee (we use espresso beans, natch) in a pitcher and cover with 3 1/2 cups cold water. Cover the pitcher and let rest at room temperature for 12 hours or up to 24. Line a fine-mesh sieve with a regular coffee filter and pour the coffee through into another vessel. Either return to the now rinsed out original pitcher or keep in the one holding the strained coffee. It's a potent brew meant to be served over ice but with none of the bitter notes characteristic of hot coffee chilled in the fridge. Enjoy and you're welcome.

Note: not sure if it's time yet for coffee over ice? Get the definitive answer HERE.

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