Cold brew

Sip by sip, I am reconciling myself to the heat outside and the tiredness of full days with an (almost) eight month old who has an increasing sense of his own volition.

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Want some, too? All you need is some coffee, ice, cold water, a container to hold them in and the patience to wait 24 hours for the mix to steep. For mine, I grind one to one and a half cups of whole bean coffee as I would for French press coffee. Pour the grinds into a cold brew bag. Then, fill a mason jar about a third of the way with ice cubes. Push the bag of grinds in and pour in cold water until the jar is filled to the brim. Cover and set aside for 24 hours (I usually set mine on an out-of-the-way spot of the kitchen counter). After 24 hours, pour out the resulting concentrate into the container you plan to store it in.

To make yourself a glass, mix about one part concentrate to two parts water for an iced-coffee-like drink or two parts milk for a more latte-like taste. The concentrate can last quite a while in the fridge, though I normally finish it off within a few days.

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