Food/Cooking, Thrifty

Easy Cold Brewed Coffee

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!

~ Monica

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6 thoughts on “Easy Cold Brewed Coffee”

  1. Interesting technique! I have to admit I make iced coffee a really lazy way. I make five cups at a time with an automatic drip, divvy it up into single-serving canning jars and stick it into the refrigerator until I need it. Throw in some nut milk and it’s good to go. It’s not French press worthy stuff, but it’s not bad! 🙂

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  2. Yum, that sounds good – I make ice coffee with my ninja coffee maker that is a ice tea and coffee maker – the boys got it for me for my birthday and mothers day, and I have not learned to make speciality drinks yet – but it is not a espresso machine, but I just press the button over ice and then I add the creamer its yummy, and best yet it comes with a frother attached, so I can froth my coffee over the weekend

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