Just to be clear, iced coffee is not brewed coffee poured over ice. It shouldn’t be! True iced coffee is actually cold brewed. Cold brewing reduces the acidity of the coffee, which in turn enhances it’s sweetness and other complex flavor notes.
Just to be clear, iced coffee is not brewed coffee poured over ice. It shouldn’t be! Done this way, according to the article, "The Only Iced Coffee Recipe You Need (in 3 'How To' Steps)" at the Good Housekeeping Magazine, the coffee would taste diluted and may be bitter. True iced coffee is actually cold brewed. Cold brewing reduces the acidity of the coffee, which in turn enhances it’s sweetness and other complex flavor notes.
Below is a simple recipe, or purchase the Toddy Cold Brew System at the Birds and Beans Store here.
For 6 ounces of iced coffee:
Delicious, undiluted iced coffee in three (3) easy steps. Go ahead and triple or quadruple the recipe. Once strained, the coffee is good in your refrigerator for at least two (2) days. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up throughout the day or strained directly into your thermos for a cool caffeine fix while out birding.
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