Saturday, 24 May 2014
Summer, Sun, 30 °C and homemade Iced Coffee sounds like a legit combination, doesn't it?
Coffee is an essential drink for me, I like the slow weekend routine of brewing up a morning cup or cooking the espresso for a fresh latte macchiato on the stovetop, the smell of the freshly grounded beans surrounding me - pure comfort!
And in the summer I like it iceeeeed please! For me a pure iced coffee is just what the name intrigues: cold coffee and ice. Nothing can disturb this pairing, except for an occasional splash of milk, that's it! No artificial flavours or sweeteners, no, not for me! And if I might get a so called craving for some, then I'll do it at home with some honey, nothing processed, just natures goodness! And what a beauty, once you add the milk, just look at it:
This week the situation hasn't been like the above quoted sun and warm temperatures, but more like humidity-rising-temperatures-feeling-like-the-rain-will-come-within-seconds-but-it-actually-doesn't-getting-colder-again-ooh-no-humiditiy-is-back-and-yes-finally-rain-but-noo-we-doesn't-wanted-to-have-it-for-a-whole-day-esque. Yes, it was actually crazy. I thrived for balance and drank some warm coffee in the morning, when the temperatures were still low and switched to it's iced brother in the afternoon ;-).
In the following you'll find the recipe for iced coffe just the way I like it: soaked overnight, providing a subtle sweetness and yet a huge caffeine kick. Change it up with a splash of milk, creamer or honey or sirup, if you're into that. Enjoy!
- makes 5 servings
- 35g ground coffee or espresso powder for a stronger beverage
- 1000g/1l tap water
1. Combine the ground coffee and the water in a bowl, cover and let it sit for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.
2. In the morning: Pour the mixture through a fine sieve or preferably a coffee filter, to seperate the coffee and the liquid.
3. Throw away the filter with the coffee and either prepare your iced one of choice with some ice cubes/sweetener/milk/creamer right away or keep it in the refrigerator for later use. Enjoy!