I love iced coffees! I’ve never liked the price of iced coffees. A long time ago I started making my own special coffee drinks at home. Learned how to make simple syrup and bought an espresso machine and have been using it for years.
I recently learned of cold brew coffee and did a search on the internet for how to do it. Followed the directions and it made a great cold brew coffee. It wasn’t hard but involved straining out the coffee after it has infused in the water a day or two later (can’t remember exactly the method or time it took). It was simple but I still thought it could be improved so I thought about it for a while and came up with a solution that I’ve tried twice now. It’s so simple and convenient.
I bought an old metal stovetop percolator from a thrift store. Washed it up and filled the insert with regular grind coffee and put the lid on. Filled it up with warm water and let it sit on my counter for a day, then transferred it to the fridge. Whenever I want a delicious cold coffee drink, I put some ice cubes into a glass, pour in some cold coffee straight from the percolator, top it off with flavored refrigerated creamer to taste and stir. Voila! So simple I haven’t used my old espresso machine or made simple syrup lately. The flavor is more mellow and not as bitter as when it is made in an espresso machine and the ice cubes don’t melt when you used cold coffee. It’s been a great solution for me and I hope for you too!
Please share your coffee drink recipes and/or tips in the comments! Would love to hear from you!