Many years ago I used to go to a little lunch spot in Denver where I didn’t really like the food but loved the iced coffee. It had such a rich, roasted flavor but very little in the way of acidity or bitterness. The trick, they told me, was to cold brew the coffee.
It’s very easy. You mix freshly ground coffee with about four times as much water (by volume), stir well and stick it in the fridge overnight. The next day you strain the coffee and dilute it to taste. Chill this mixture very well before adding any ice.
That’s it. I like to use spring water, which gives it a clean flavor.
This iced coffee is really a treat if you mix it with some milk and top it with a cap of milk foam. (We’ve got a handy-dandy frother called the “Aeroccino,” which is made by Nespresso.)
Are there other iced coffee fans out there? Do you make it at home, or go out for it?