Friday, June 16, 2017

Make Iced Coffee At Home

Make Iced Coffee At Home

It's gotten hot here in Rhode Island and if we could fill a swimming pool with cold brew, we would. As it is, we have to settle for a moderate-sized tub. What about you? Want to have smooth cold brew ready to go every morning? Or maybe you need a chilly caffeine hit right now and should go for a flash brew. Recipes and recommendations below.
COLD BREW
Rich, smooth, and chocolaty, cold brew is delicious coffee you can enjoy all day long. Great for camping, cookouts, and coastal adventures. Let the summer begin.
What you’ll need:
  • 60 grams of freshly roasted coffee (about ¼ cup)
  • 800 grams of filtered or spring water (about 3.5 cups)
  • An 8 cup (34 ounce) french press or similar sized container
  • Grinder
  • Electronic scale or measuring cup
  • A resealable container (such as a mason jar or flip top bottle)
A step by step guide:
  1. Remove plunger lid from french press and add freshly roasted coffee ground on a medium-coarse setting.
  2. Add water directly onto grounds and stir generously to wet all of the coffee evenly.
  3. Reinsert lid but do not press plunger down below the water line. Refrigerate overnight, about 12-18 hours.
  4. When time has elapsed, plunge the brewer and pour concentrate into a sealable container.  Concentrate is best enjoyed within two days of brewing.
  5. Dilute to taste, add ice, and enjoy!

FLASH BREW

Fast, fresh, and flavorful--here's a simple way to make delicious iced coffee whenever you want it. By brewing a concentrate directly onto ice, this method cools and dilutes the coffee to the perfect strength and temperature. Sweet, bright, and balanced.

What you’ll need:
  • 30 grams of freshly roasted coffee (about ⅛ cup)
  • 165 grams of ice
  • 330 grams of filtered water (about 1-½ cup)
  • A brewer and carafe*. Either an automatic brewer or pourover dripper with kettle.
  • Filters
  • Grinder
  • Electronic scale or measuring cup
A step by step guide:
  1. Place your filter in the dripper and rinse with hot water, discarding water after rinse.
  2. Weigh out 165 grams of ice in your carafe.
  3. Add freshly roasted coffee ground on a fine-medium setting (about the size of coarse table salt) to your filter.
  4. Add the filtered water to your kettle or brewer. Brew water should be at around 200℉, about one minute off of boiling.
  5. Place dripper over carafe and begin brew:  
  • For pourover, gently add enough water to wet all the grounds and wait for 30 seconds. Then, carefully add the remaining water in a slow, steady stream.  
  • For an automatic brewer, simply make sure the correct amount of water is in the brewer and hit start.
  • Total brew time should take around 3 minutes
  1. After brewing is finished, swirl carafe to melt any remaining ice and incorporate the brew. Then serve and enjoy!

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