Just in time for our Indian Summer heat wave, Alison found this site for a recipe to make cold-brewed coffee.
Last weekend I made the regular batch on Friday night using my 8-cup french press pot. By the end of Saturday morning, I had used up my entire coffee "syrup" supply! So, I doubled the recipe on Saturday night. Much better!!
Bob enjoyed the syrup with equal parts water and then heated up to drink like "regular" coffee. Of course, there was no way I was going to use it for regular coffee. I put 1/3 cup syrup in the blender, added about five ice cubes, a dollop of half and half, a spoon of raw sugar and blended it up into my own frappachino!! Yum, yum, yum!!!!
Once the weather turns cold, I'm going to experiment with different flavored syrup. The cold press definitely makes coffee without any bitterness. Oh, and Alison turned me onto this coffee - Cafe du Monde! I bought it at our local Cost Plus. Alison warned me not to be snobby about the fact that it was already ground and reminded one of Folgers. I used it for the cold press technique. It was absolutely delicious and I think the chicory was better for it!