Sunday, August 18, 2013

Coffee Concentrate for Ice Coffee

Iced coffee in the summer is awesome.  I know it is simple to go to your favorite local coffee shop for an iced coffee treat, but did you know it is quite easy to make your own special iced coffee drink at home - and a lot less expensive? 

First, place some ground coffee in a container.  As you can see, I have 1 1/4 cups of coffee grounds here. You can do as much or as little ground coffee as you'd like - depending on how much concentrate you want.

Then, add an equal amount of water.  Cover with saran wrap and let sit on the counter for about 24 hours.

Then, drain the coffee.  I use our Aeropress to extract the coffee, but you could easily place a few layers of cheesecloth in a strainer, stir it around and press the grounds with a spoon.

The finished product.  As you can see, 1 1/4 cups of ground coffee with an equal part water ended up to be just under two cups of concentrate.  This will keep in the refrigerator (tightly covered) for at least a month.   You can make as much or as little concentrate at a time as you would like!  Now, time for an iced coffee drink - recipes coming soon!

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