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Sun Brewed Iced Coffee

July 13, 2010

I’ve discussed my love of iced coffee before. I enjoy a cup of coffee on a fairly regularly basis, but I love iced coffee. And if I love iced coffee, my husband LOOOOOOOOOOVES it. So when I saw this post a few days ago, I just knew we needed to try the Cold-Brewed Coffee. {Edit – you have to login to the NY Times to get that recipe, but the general idea is that you add coffee grounds directly to water and let it sit at room temperature for about 12 hours/overnight, then strain before you drink.} But, if I’m being honest, I was feeling impatient. So I decided to try to combine it a bit with Sun Tea. The results – INCREDIBLE. Definitely lives up to the hype of less bitter and less acidity. Especially after sitting for a while – I had more later in the day and it tasted a million times better than my normal hot pot that I’ve cooled in the refrigerator all day.

You’ll Need:

2/3 Cup ground coffee

1 coffee filter

1 mint leaf

a bit of string that you don’t mind floating in your drink

3 cups water

1 glass container (I used a quart-size mason jar)

1.  Lay out your coffee filter and place the coffee grounds and one mint leaf in the center of the filter. Use your bit of string to tie it tightly closed.

2. Add the water to the glass container, then place your bundle right on top of the floating water.

3. Sit the container outside in the sun for 1-2 hours.

4. Bring it inside and set it in the refrigerator to chill or pour it over ice immediately. I add a touch(or more) of sugar and half and half .

5. Enjoy!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 2:06 pm

    i tried my hand on this… bt failed.. 😦

  2. July 13, 2010 3:04 pm

    Thank you!! I bought the via (sbux) iced coffee grounds, but this will be so much cheaper🙂

  3. ell.uu permalink
    July 14, 2010 5:09 pm

    oh you know I will be trying this. iced coffee is my #1 vice. I just make a pot of extra strong brew, pour it into a china pitcher and cool on the counter before sticking it in the fridge, but this method looks more fun.

  4. July 16, 2010 12:02 pm

    mint leaf- nice touch! my favorite variation on iced coffee is to add a little lime juice and sugar. mmmm coffee.🙂

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