knitxcore.: Cold Beverages. Uh-huh.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cold Beverages. Uh-huh.

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

A while back , I read about how much more superior cold-brewed iced coffee is (compared to drip coffee with ice). I was skeptical, but intrigued by this coffee trend. The NY Times and a couple of other reputable sources claimed that it wouldn't need to be sweetened and you barely need any milk, two things that I don't drink my coffee without. Usually, I would stand strong and wait out the trend, but coffee is my weakness and I love finding new ways to drink it.

Making cold-brewed iced coffee is sooooo much easier than it's fancy name suggests. Using my coffee scoop, I put 5 heaping scoops into a 1 qt. bell jar. I filled the jar with *almost* 5 cups of water, put the lid on and left it on the counter all day. Of course, Dave and I couldn't resist shaking the "S" out of it everytime we walked by. The next day, I strained it twice and put the super condensed cold coffee back in the jar. I dilute each glass with 1 part water, 1 part coffee and float just a little vanilla soymilk on top.

It ridiculous how tasty it is, and you really don't need any sweetner. It sounds crazy, I know! I usually use about 3 tablespoons in a big cup of sumatra blend, and I didn't use a pinch in this! AWESOME!!!!! Really, if you're a coffee enthusiast of any type, you need to try it.

*Knitting News*

I've got one sleeve attached to my seamless *whatever it's going to be*, and I'm almost at a new strip of color on the Ol' Log Cabin. My Harry Potter book came today, so it may cut into the knitting time signifcantly for at least a few days.


10 comments:

*karen said...

I don't drink coffee but you sure do make it sound delicious...I haven't finished knitting something in forever. I need to fix that.

sko_G knits said...

omg, that sounds delish!!! and just today i added ice cubes to my leftover coffee from this morning...it was disgusting. i am going to try it right now so i can be sipping it this time tomorrow night!!

Dave said...

I'm not usually much for cold coffee, but maybe I'll give this a shot. But dude, three tablespoons of sugar? Yikes!

elizabeth marley said...

Cold brewed coffee IS amazing! I'm completely addicted to it!

Obsessed with knitting said...

the coffee sounds good, but I can't wait to see more knitting!!!!!!!!!!

pamela wynne said...

Oh, I'm always paying way too much for cold brewed at the coffee shop -- very cool to be able to make it myself. Thanks!!

Jana said...

I'm not a big coffee person, but I do love that song! Stick it in the fridge, I'm kind of thirsty...

Impossible Princess said...

bout iced coffee biznatch

pins&needles said...

That sounds so yummy! I drink sumatra too and can't bear to not drink it without cream or sugar. I've gotta try this method now.

roxtarchic said...

i've gotta try this also (altho i'm really s'posed to be drinking decaf... BLECH... these days).... but i'm gonna give it a shot also!

sounds sooo delish!
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