Iced Coffee: Cold Brew

Été 2015
food and drink

BY: Monda Rosenberg

While hot water extracts themost flavour compounds, it also extracts morebitterness and acidity than lower temperatures.A long cool soak, however, brings outall the rich flavours minus the bitterness. Fora smoother full flavour, use ¾ cup (175 mL)coarse ground coffee in a French press or jar.Stir in 2 cups (500 mL) room-temperaturewater. Leave at room temperature 12 hours.Then push plunger down in French pressand pour coffee into a pitcher, or pour coffeefrom the jar through a filter-lined fine strainerinto a pitcher. Then stir in either 4 cups (1 L)cold water or 2 cups (500 mL) cold water and2 cups (500 mL) cold milk to dilute the strongbrew. Try some over ice and, if you want tosweeten it, dissolve 3 tbsp (45 mL) sugar in¼ cup (60 mL) boiling water and add. Use rightaway or store in fridge for up to 2 days.

Makes 8 drinks