Fridge Coffee For a Fiend

I've been drinking iced coffee every morning for the last 6 years, to say I am a morning zombie iced coffee fiend is an understatement.  I drink it so regularly that I know how to translate my order in all the chain languages (iced venti unsweetened iced coffee).  So when my friend Ian told be about his cold brew fridge coffee method, I was ready to hunt down the best process, for the best cup of iced coffee.  I tried Ian's method of mixing water and grounds and leaving it in a jar overnight and found that straining the grounds is a pain in the ass.  I decided to sew a muslin bag to hold my grounds (like a coffee tea bag) and had mixed results.

  • If I pack the muslin bag too tight, that water doesn't penetrate all the grounds.
  • My ratio of grounds to water needed to be double (48 tablespoons for 1 gallon)
  • Although delicious, cafe du monde is a strange coffee to cold brew with (super weak)
  • So far, cafe bustello is king for this method

 

Tagged as cafe bustello , fridge coffee
Written by Andrew Konkol on September 10th, 2012

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