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cold-brewed iced coffee

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It's not summer, it's iced coffee season. Rather than brewing and then chilling hot coffee, try this technique for cold-brewed coffee. Mix together 1/3 cup ground coffee beans with 1 1/2 cups water, then let sit overnight (makes 2, and can be easily doubled, tripled, and so on). The coffee flavor is mellow but rich, with less acidity than regular coffee. Pour it through a fine-mesh strainer and chill with some coffee cubes from our July/August issue.

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    I'm intrigued but not quite sure what to do with the ground coffee. Are you pouring it through a fine mesh strainer before drinking?

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    Hi Carrie--
    Yes, the coffee should be poured through a fine-mesh strainer before adding ice (and milk, if you like--or half and half for that matter!).

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    Try condensed milk and you will have Thai coffee.

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    Thanks Carla! I'm trying it this weekend.

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    I could never make good iced coffee before this. Now, I can make it at home and not spend money buying it! I have been making this all summer. Thank you!

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    Great post. For an easy way to make cold brewed coffee visit http://www.fridgebarista.com for more details.

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    thanks carla for sharing. will try this method today.

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    I'd like to know how it has less acidity ....

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    I have been making cold brewed iced coffee for years. I use a French press coffee maker. (I use three actually!) I then strain the finished coffee through a Melita coffee filter into a glass carafe. I have enough for a crowd or for myself all week. I drink it all year long.

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