The temperature continues to rise, and we're nearing the season when many will leave behind a hand-warming mug of perfectly-brewed hot coffee, and opt for a low-acid, refreshing glass of cold coffee.
There are lots of items on the market that can aid in the process, but odds are, you probably already have everything you need to make perfect cold-brewed coffee at home. Liz Clayton says, "The idea behind cold brew is that you not only serve it cold, you brew it cold—or rather, at room temperature. So instead of using heat to extract the coffee into drinkable goodness, we rely on time. Set aside a good chunk of time—most people just leave their cold-brew to extract overnight—and be ready for the goods about 12 hours after you deploy the water into the coffee."
Sounds easy enough. Will be trying this weekend.
It's Time to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee! [Serious Eats]
For those interested in perfecting the traditional hot cup, check out: How To: Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home