Cold-brewed iced coffee requires a little more planning, but it is well worth it. This is perfect for when it´s nearly 30°C (90 F), like here in Sweden the last couple of weeks, and you crave both your coffee and a cold fresh drink.
Cold brewing makes coffee with more aromatic flavor and less bitterness than hot brewed coffee. Chilled hot brewed coffee works too, but not if you want the best taste, so only to be used when you are in too much of a hurry.
Photo: Fredrik Övgård
Cold-brewed Ice Coffee
Makes one drink
- Prepare the coffee the night before. Measure the desired amount of ground coffee in a coffee press, pour in cold water instead of hot, and do not press down the press. Gently stir the coffee with the water until well-blended. Set the coffee press in the fridge.
- The next morning (about 8 hours later), plunge the coffee press to separate the coffee from the grounds.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and fill partway with milk. Fill the rest of the glass with iced coffee. Add simple syrup for a sweeter taste. Stir to combine and enjoy!