It’s summer, the time of year when we as a collective body of caffeine addicts all switch from hot cups to the refreshing crispness of coffee on ice. But it’s so dang expensive.
This is why we should make it ourselves! But how? Fear not we tell you how to make the best iced coffee ever!
Things you need:
- 1/3 cup of heavier-bodied coffee beans: Paterson recommends darker roasts such as Sumatra and Brazilian.
- 1 1/2 cups of cold, filtered water: “Filtered water makes better coffee,” she says.
- Coffee grinder
- Spices (optional): Experiment by mixing the grinds with spices such as nutmeg, ginger, coconut or cinnamon.
What to do:
- Grind the coffee coarse enough for a French press. “It’s easiest in a French press,” Paterson says.
- Fill the press with the water and ground coffee, “but don’t push the plunger down. Let it sit in the refrigerator for however long you want.” It’s best anywhere from 12 to 48 hours.
- “Then press the plunger down and your coffee is ready to go.” (If you don’t have a French press, you can use a jar the same way, just pour the cold brew through a filter.)
- Drink it up.