What better way to enjoy summer than sipping a cool drink? And what better drink is there than cold brew coffee? Well, I guess beer is pretty good too. But say it’s the morning and you’re looking for a cool drink to start your day.
Cold brewed, iced coffee or cold press coffee is sometimes referred to as Dutch Coffee or Kyoto Coffee. When coffee was introduced to the Japanese by the Dutch, this is the processed they used. Coffee prepared this way is steeped for a much longer time than hot coffee and the result is a lot sweeter due to the lower acidity levels.
Just a note, you will need 18-24 hours for the iced coffee to steep so plan accordingly :)
What You’ll Need
- Freshly roasted coffee
- A grinder set to coarse grind
- A large jar (32 oz. mason jar works well although in the pictures I use a 48 oz. jar)
- A few coffee filters (I went through 2)
Grind the coffee pretty coarse, like you would for a french press.
Dump the grounds in the jar and fill with cold, filtered water and stir it up.
Let the coffee sit for 18-24 hours (this is the key!)
Pour the brewed coffee through a filter to separate the grounds from the coffee.
Drinking your delicious Kyoto coffee
This coffee will be pretty strong so you will wanted to cut it with some water. Here’s what I do.
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour in some Kyoto coffee (about half way depending on how you like)
Top up with fresh cold water.
Sweeten with sugar or maple syrup
Add cream or milk as desired.
Happy summer! Let me know if you've tried it and how it went!