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Old 05-15-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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Cold-brewed iced coffee

So I have been making iced lattes for years. I put a shot of espresso (have a machine) in a glass of milk and add ice, and that made each one around 12 grams due to the milk sugar.

But I ran across the idea for this on youtube and thought I'd try it. All the recipes call for coarse or medium grind, and I only have espresso grind in the house, so that's what I used. I got out a quart glass jar, put in 1 cup decaf espresso grind, and filled with cold water and left overnight in the refrigerator. I strained through one of those reuseable nylon coffee filters. It's good with a splash of heavy cream and the best part is NO CARBS! For regular or coarse grind I actually would recommend the 1 cup, since mine came out a bit strong due to the fine grind.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:06 AM   #2
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I never thought to try that. Worth a shot.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:14 AM   #3
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I also just use a mason jar with lid. Put coffee into jar of tap water and let sit overnight or even just a few hours. Strain. Done!
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:21 PM   #4
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So I have been making iced lattes for years. I put a shot of espresso (have a machine) in a glass of milk and add ice, and that made each one around 12 grams due to the milk sugar.

But I ran across the idea for this on youtube and thought I'd try it. All the recipes call for coarse or medium grind, and I only have espresso grind in the house, so that's what I used. I got out a quart glass jar, put in 1 cup decaf espresso grind, and filled with cold water and left overnight in the refrigerator. I strained through one of those reuseable nylon coffee filters. It's good with a splash of heavy cream and the best part is NO CARBS! For regular or coarse grind I actually would recommend the 1 cup, since mine came out a bit strong due to the fine grind.
Just checking....you put one 8 oz cup of coffee grounds in a pint jar and fill it with water? Then strain and add hc and drink?

Or are you making a concentrate that you then dilute? TIA
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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Just checking....you put one 8 oz cup of coffee grounds in a pint jar and fill it with water? Then strain and add hc and drink?

Or are you making a concentrate that you then dilute? TIA
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:33 PM   #6
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Just checking....you put one 8 oz cup of coffee grounds in a pint jar and fill it with water? Then strain and add hc and drink?
A quart jar. You're going to get slightly less than a quart out of the batch, enough for 3 to 4 servings.
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A quart jar. You're going to get slightly less than a quart out of the batch, enough for 3 to 4 servings.
I will definitely have to do this....!!
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #8
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It really is less acidic than brewing and cooling coffee. Plus, easier. Straining can be a bit difficult. I need to get some cheesecloth maybe.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:27 AM   #9
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Just a suggestion would the old type coffee filters work for straining?

I don't drink coffee that much. I always thought the iced coffee was hot brewed coffee cooled and chilled. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:26 PM   #10
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I'm wondering if the regular filters would work better! I'm having a heck of a time with the nylon filter. Anyway, I had a new idea: flavored coffee. I never buy it, but I wonder if it would taste better as cold-brewed coffee.

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I always thought the iced coffee was hot brewed coffee cooled and chilled.
It generally is, but someone somewhere figured out this tastes better. Funnily enough, I don't like cold-brewed iced tea. You'd think the results would follow.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:12 AM   #11
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I have been making cold brewed coffee for years. I use a french press and leave it in the fridge overnight.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:10 AM   #12
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Another kitchen thing I will now feel like I need to buy. Thanks, Daniel. >.< Just kiddin'. I was already thinking about that one.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:37 AM   #13
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There is a woman with a nutrition coaching website (I swear ALL these ladies are 30 something, NONE ever have kids, they are all really cute, have cute hubbies and furry-faced 'children', and they spend all day making great gluten free and organic recipes and photographing them so pretty, and selling nutrition support/coaching on the side..it's a whole new world….. these sites are heavily monitized with ads for products, and the ladies often model clothing and other products that you are pointed to buy…. it just feels weird…but that is modern social media! (not all food is LC, many have honey or other grain products, so you have to pick thru)

OK…. she showed how to do the cold brewed coffee overnight to avoid ACIDIDITY makes a lot of sense… I love my coffee hot in the AM…but am thinking as summer approaches I also like the Ice cold coffee in the afternoon too.

there is a 'machine' she uses which is just a strainer system on top of a big glass carafe…called a Toddy TN2…but using a glass qt jar or bowl is fine, and it produces 67% LESS acidity..and can be heated up or drunk cold.

she also shows how to make macadamia milk with a nut bag (fabric sack) …so for odd ball food ideas she has some good ones.

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Old 06-22-2015, 04:49 PM   #14
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Has anyone tried yet? I've been drinking more of this than iced tea.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:02 PM   #15
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I have been making cold brewed coffee for years. I use a french press and leave it in the fridge overnight.
I need to get a French press!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #16
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:24 AM   #17
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Oh....I love my coffee and now the weather is looking up this is such a great idea....will be trying tonight ready for the morning.....thanks !
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:27 AM   #18
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Mine's in the fridge and now that my cappuccino maker's on the blink, I may have to heat up the cold-brew at some point. I just have to figure out if milk steamer gadgets exist; then I won't have to replace a whole appliance I'm kind of sick of. I have heard that cold-brew is good either as is or heated.
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daniel, just wanted to let you know I broke down and bought a french press. It's so great! It came with a battery-operated milk frothing wand, which my mom calls a "whirlygig".
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daniel, just wanted to let you know I broke down and bought a french press. It's so great! It came with a battery-operated milk frothing wand, which my mom calls a "whirlygig".
how fun!! bet you are enjoying your iced coffees for sure now!
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:46 AM   #21
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Never really thought about making my own ice coffee, but definitely gonna try this
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We started doing this. It really does make the coffee smooth. I use a French press.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:19 AM   #23
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I love my French press and I love my electric tea kettle. I found that the best coffee is made when the water is boiled, then cooled slightly. 195 is the perfect temp
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I use an AeroPress and after steeping the hot coffee I press it over a mug full of ice --- this cools it and dilutes the concentrate so it's 2 steps in one.
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I know I'm commenting to an older thread, but I had to respond. I bought a coffee pot an filter made for this. I decided not to go with a French Press, but went with a different solution. If you go to Amazon and look for the 1 liter Hario Water Brew Coffee Pot, you'll find what I'm talking about. I'll be honest, the instructions are crap. Just fill the filter half full with grounds, pour 1 liter of water in, and let sit from 8 to 24 hours. I find it concentrated, so I dilute it with a little almond milk, and use some DaVinchi sugar free syrup to flavor it. Much cheaper than my Starbucks run (and lower carb).

Just as I side note, I am not trying to sell any product, and am not affiliated with any. I merely wished to offer another alternative, since it seems to work well. Cool?
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My Mom used one called a Filtron (which Amazon still sells) MANY years ago - it made a liter, IIRC, of concentrate, then you just put the amount of concentrate you liked into a cup and filled it with hot water, OR poured it over ice and filled with cold water. The concentrate would last in the fridge for 2 weeks, although I think they drank it up long before THAT deadline hit. Anyway, you put a pound of coffee in the bottom, 1.5 liters in the top, and it slowly dripped through overnight, then you pulled the little plug in the bottom and let it drain through the filter into a carafe. It was very smoooooooth coffee!

I still have her old one. I should drag it out and try it with my Sumatra coffee.
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Okay. I used my French press to make cold brew...1/3 cup of grounds to 1 1/2 cups of water..refrigerate.

I used 1/2 cup of concentrate with hot water and microwaved it and added cream. Very yummy.
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I love cold brewed coffee especially flavored ones! I don't have a French press or anything special.

I put a bag of coffee into an empty ice cream bucket, and add 12 - 16 oz. cold water. Stir, let sit overnight. The next day I use a soup ladle to scoop the liquid and grounds into old type coffee filters (the cheap round ones) that fit in my strainer and a large pot. Then I strain again using a cone type filter that fits in my Melitta coffee pot. Makes about 2.5 litres of coffee concentrate.

Mix concentrate, stevia, cream and ice for a low carb coffee treat.

PS. I use 12 oz. of water for a 10 oz.package of coffee and 16 oz. when I use a 1 lb .bag.
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Crazy.. I'm a bit confused. You only use 12 ounces of water ? But you get 2.5 liters of concentrate?
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add 12 - 16 oz. cold water. Makes about 2.5 litres of coffee concentrate.

PS. I use 12 oz. of water for a 10 oz.package of coffee and 16 oz. when I use a 1 lb .bag.

Oh, so sorry; I apologize for the confusion, I messed up the measurements........

that should be CUPS!!!!! 12-16 CUPS not oz.

So 12 CUPS of water to a 10 ounce package of coffee; 16 CUPS of water for a one pound package.

(What can I say? - Hubs wanted me to go with him so I rushed my post and neglected to double check my info. I make the concentrate all the time. It's my go-to summer drink)

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