Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Iced Espresso Concentrate for Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee is delicious anytime of year, but summer seems like the most refreshing way to enjoy it. And iced cold jolt of coffee on a hot day... yum. There are lots of ways to make delicious iced coffee, right down to refrigerating leftover coffee and adding milk or water later int the day. One favorite way to make Iced Coffee is to make a concentrate and keep that in the fridge. I brew the espresso using the Cold Brew method which reduces the acidic taste of coffee.  I like this method because it doesn't require any special tools and only 2 ingredients: water and ground espresso.
I use good quality ground espresso, bought in a canister.
I add 1/3 cup into a tall glass.
 Add 1 1/2 cups cold water to the glass.
 The grinds will float for now, but as they sit (steep without the heat) they permeate the water. Notice how the color is already changing.

 Let the mixture sit (brew) in the fridge overnight for at least 12 hours.
The next day the mixture will be dark and brilliant.
 Look at how rich the soaked grounds are.

The mixture needs to be drained, at least twice, and then can be stored in the fridge until it's ready to be used.

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