Cold Brewed Coffee

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Cold brewed coffee is an amazing thing. I’ve been reading about it the last couple years and finally decided to make a go of it. The coffee is more concentrated, so it’s perfect for iced drinks and it’s great when you want milk in your coffee, but still want a strong drink. The bitterness that is often found in hot coffee, or in iced coffee drinks, is completely gone and the coffee is smooth and almost sweet.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Coffee Grounds
4 cups Water

Directions:
Soak the coffee grounds in the water for 8-12 hours.
Strain or remove the coffee grounds.
Drink delicious coffee

Tips:
This coffee is much stronger than your regular hot brewed coffee! Consider a concentrate that has to be diluted with something, whether that be water, milk, or whatever else you like in your coffee.
I use a large measuring cup to soak the grounds because it makes it easy to pour into a bottle.
Then strain the coffee grounds, you can use a fine mesh strainer, soak the grounds in a french press, or use cheese cloth. But I have fallen in love with using a nut bag for this. You just put the grounds in the bag, soak in the water and remove.
I’ve read that you can make hot coffee by diluting it 1:1 with boiling water, but I haven’t tried that yet.
This makes delicious iced lattes that taste like less sweet White Russians.

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