It is scorching outside, and there is nothing better than a cold coffee to lower the temperature this summer.
The origins of cold coffee were in 1964 when the chemical engineer Todd Simpson was looking for an alternative to prepare a different coffee. The result was a cold, soft drink, easy to make, and that can be heated if you want a hot coffee.
This drink is perfect for coffee lovers who want something fresh, different without having to worry about the coffee maker.
1 A cup of Cold Brew Coffee beans (113 g)
4 cups of water (907 g)
Milk to taste
Sugar to taste
Note: This recipe makes a pretty strong cup of coffee. To make it less intense (or more robust, if that's what you like), adjust the number of coffee beans.
Grind the coffee into coarse pieces: Grind the coffee beans in the coarsest setting of your grinder, or short 1 second pulses in a spice grinder.
Mix it with the water: transfer the ground coffee beans to a container to prepare the cold infusion. Pour the water over the top. Stir gently to make sure all the coffee is completely saturated with water.
Let it soak for 6 to 12 hours: cover the mixture's container and let the coffee rest for about 12 hours.
Strain the coffee: with a small strainer, a paper strainer, or a French press remove the coffee beans and other impurities.
Save the coffee: Put the coffee in a jar or small jar. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How to serve it:
Serve on ice or hot as you prefer in a glass, then dilute the coffee with as much water or milk as you prefer and add sugar to taste.
For best results we recommend:
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