is it iced coffee weather?

April 30th, 2009

coffee

It may be iced coffee weather where you are, but it is not, here. I’ve never been one to get caught up in trends, so I’ll be starting my iced coffee tonight as it takes at least 12 hours to make.

If you’ve never tried real iced coffee – I don’t mean hot coffee poured over ice – you’ll be surprised by how the qualities of the drink change using this brewing method. True iced coffee isn’t acidic. It is mellow and nutty with hints of chocolate. It is a little bit like melted chocolate ice cream.

What is iced coffee if not hot brewed coffee poured over ice? In my house, I cold brew by letting 1/4c freshly ground coffee sit in 1c water on the counter overnight. In the morning, I strain the concoction through a coffee filter into my cup. Voila! Yum.

Is it iced coffee weather, yet?