Perfect Iced CoffeeNow that the Summer heat is finally here there is nothing better than a delicious glass of iced coffee.....unless of course I'm having a cocktail, but that's a different post!
The perfect glass of iced coffee is really rather simple to make, but it does require three distinct elements.
The secret to a perfect glass of iced coffee in second part of post...
Cold Brewed, Coffee Ice Cubes, and Simple SyrupThese three elements make the perfect glass of iced coffee because each element adds something to the flavor of the coffee.
Cold BrewingCold brewing the coffee in a french press releases a complex network of flavors that otherwise would be ruined by hot brewing the beans
Coffee Ice CubesCoffee ice cubes prevent the drink from watering down as the ice melts, ensuring that your drink stays potent and cold.
Simple SyrupAnd finally, simple syrup ensures that the sugar dissolves into the coffee. There is nothing worse than sugar granules that don't dissolve and sink to the bottom of the glass.
It really is that simple!
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee(adapted from the NY Times)
1/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is best)
1 1/2 cups water
In a french press, stir together coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.
Push french press plunger down to strain. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste.