A great recipe to make delicious Birds & Beans®, Smithsonian Bird Friendly®, USDA Organic, Fair-Trade Certified Coffee!
Prep Time: 8 Hours Difficulty: Easy Servings: 24
1 bag (12 oz) Birds & Beans® Scarlet Tanager French Roast (or your favorite blend), ground
8 quarts Cold Water (good spring water’s best)
Half-and-Half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
Brown Sugar (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds. Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes - best made from your last iced coffee. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of Half-and-Half. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sugar as needed.
To Purchase Shade-Grown Coffee - Purchase Birds & Beans®, Smithsonian Bird Friendly®, USDA Organic, Fair-Trade Certified Coffee online at https://goo.gl/HcbbBi or contact SuzanneAldrich@WCAudubon.org at (440) 465-6612. Place orders by the 10th of every month.
UPDATE: Bags of coffee can now be purchased at every first-Tuesday-of-the-month monthly Speaker Series. Here's the schedule 2017-2018 Speaker Series. Please plan to join us for a great presentation on the natural sciences, sample a cup of Shade-Grown Coffee and hospitality bakery, and purchase a bag of Birds & Beans® to take home!