Exploring cold brewed iced coffee

If you’re reading this, you know me and you know that I love a good cup of coffee. I’m always looking for new & interesting methods for making my favorite drink.

Recently used a gift card from my birthday to buy some beans from Blue Bottle Coffee. This last time, I got a little crazy. I got a bag of the New Orleans blend that they use to make their famous New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee.

Instead of the traditional brewing method, you do a cold brew. You coarsely grind the beans, put it into a stock pot, add 2.5 quarts of water, the 1.5 oz of chicory that comes with beans, and just let it sit for 12 hours at room temperature. It makes about 1.5 quarts of coffee concentrate.

When you’re ready to serve, fill a glass with ice, half concentrate, half milk and sugar. It’s delicious. It was easy.

Living in Las Vegas, more often then not, iced coffee feels like the way to go because it’s so flippin’ hot outside. This is definitely a good method to have in my coffee making portfolio.

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