Last week I stumbled upon a blog post about iced coffee.
Let's get one thing straight- I L.O.V.E coffee. But, let's face it, it's very expensive to buy a cup at the local joe's. I have a Tassimo, which is great during the cold (ha, does it even get "cold" here anymore?!) months and I want hot coffee, but when it's 90 degrees when I head to work, I definitely do not want hot coffee. And if you've ever poured hot or luke warm coffee over ice... well, it's just gross.
Fast forward. I learned to make "cold coffee." Basically you soak coffee grinds in water for around 12 hours, strain the coffee, stick concentrated coffee in the fridge and you have your cold coffee ready for you in the mornings! I'm addicted!
The recipe on her blog is
1/3 cup coffee
1 1/2 cups water
I've been doing this recipe times 3. It lasted me a few days!
Anywho. After soaking the grinds, the straining is the crummy part. I've just been putting a strainer over a bowl with a coffee filter (thanks left over coffee filter wreath crafts!) in it and slowly adding the coffee mixture til it's strained. Honestly, it sucks. It's time consuming and dirty.
Until I saw this.
It's my today's wishlist item!
While looking through a linky party, I found this blog talking about her cold coffee and how she makes it using her "toddy". Oh my. Doesn't that look fun! I'm intrigued.
Or, you can do a gigantic batch like the Pioneer Woman! She does it like i've been doing it, only in epic proportions!
I'm not sure why i've never known about making cold coffee til now when it seems to be on every blog! All I know is I think it's amazing and if you like coffee, it's for sure worth a shot!
Don't you feel like it took forever to just show you what I wanted?! Sorry about that!