What is the best way to brew iced coffee? I'll tell you right now, it's not using leftover coffee and putting it in the refrigerator. What is leftover coffee, anyway? I'm not sure that there is a such thing.
Here's what you need, no frills:
- Death Wish Coffee, ground coarsely
- A mason jar
- Coffee filter
The best things in life come in thirds
Fill your mason jar (or any container) a third of the way with coffee. The best thing about cold brew is that it is forgiving. Eye ball it, you're a risk taker. You've got this.
Grind it coarse
Grind it fresh. Grind it coarse. It is better that way. After all, preground coffee is too fine for this method.
Give it some life
Add the water. Tap will do, but filtered is better. Room temperature is ideal.
Now shake it.
Shake it more. And more.
Now we wait for twelve hours. Shake it every once in a while. Now some more. Ok.
Extract the goods
Damn, that's good.
There you have it, the most incredible, easy cold brew you'll ever make.
If you made enough for more than just one, filter it over the container you will be storing it in. It stays fresh for days, but I wouldn't keep it over a week. We all know it won't last that long anyway.