Cold brewed coffee makes the best iced coffee. It’s strong, smooth and easy to make. Delicious served over ice or blended with ice and flavoring to make a coffee frappe.
Here are a few tips for making cold brew coffee:
- Start with fresh whole coffee beans. A medium or dark roast is best for cold brewing.
- Grind the coffee beans into medium-fine grounds.
- Brew in the refrigerator a full 24 hours.
- Double filter the coffee. Use a French press as the first filter, and a cone coffee filter system as the second filter.
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
3/4 cup medium or dark roast whole coffee beans
3 cups fresh cold water
Grind coffee beans into medium-fine grounds. Add ground coffee to French press carafe. Stir water into coffee grounds. Insert French press cover and depress plunger just enough to submerge coffee grounds fully in water. Cold brew in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Depress the French press plunger completely to trap coffee grounds. Strain by pouring brewed coffee through a cone coffee filter.
Cold brewed coffee is strong. Serve over ice and add water to taste.
Makes about 2 1/4 cups