I’m an avid coffee drinker. My dad used to pour me a teeny cup of it as a kid. It was mostly milk, but he called it a mocha. I felt grown up.
But let me tell you, I just can’t drink it right now. I can’t drink hot coffee when I’m already hot. I just can’t.
So I cold-brewed some French roast, not French toast.
(Although now I want French toast…)
We made this type of chilly-goodness back when I was a barista.
It’s meant for summer, it’s meant for me.
And it’s such a breeze! Just put water and coffee in a jar, top it off, and set it on the counter.
And then the next morning, instead of drinking hot coffee and feeling like a sweaty-betty, you can chug ice-y cold coffee.
It just might make you feel good about summer, despite the fact that it’s been a major bully lately.
- 2/3 cup coffee, coarsely ground
- 3 cups water
- In a jar, stir together coffee and water. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, strain twice through a fine-mesh strainer, a coffee filter or a cheese cloth. Fill a glass with ice and top with coffee concentrate. Taste and dilute with water if it’s too strong, or top with milk and let the ice dilute it. Enjoy!