The Best Iced Coffee You’ll Drink

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee
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Browsing the 4HB Talk Forums earlier, I came across this post that I need to share with you, and add my own twists (of course).

I don’t know how hot it is by you, but it’s like Hades around here, so iced coffees are what hits the spot in the afternoons. My mouth was watering as I considered this brew method.

You’ll need:

  • Coarse ground coffee OR your favorite whole bean and a coffee grinder(I prefer to grind my own right before I make it)
  • A french press (or a pot, description below)
  • Orange zest or your favorite flavor enhancer (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.)


  1. Add about 6 tbsp of coffee grinds into your french press (give it a 1.5 to 2 tbps per cup ratio)
  2. Add the flavor enhancer(s)
  3. Add cold water until full
  4. Leave it on the counter 12-24 hours to steep
  5. After waiting, plunge and drain the coffee.
  6. Add a few cubes and enjoy! If your coffee is too strong, add a bit of water to it (I didn’t need any in mine).
  7. For an extra bit of fun, use some unsweetened coconut milk!

If you don’t have a french press and don’t want to buy one: do all of the steeping in a pan, and when you’re ready to drain use a coffee filter or a cheesecloth.

I prepared this to drink last night, and it really tastes extremely good. It’s not bitter like you’d expect from such a long brew time. I’ve got some more this morning because it’s much warmer than it really needs to be outside. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks to CJinNYC for the awesome idea!


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  1. I’m personally not a big fan of cold brew coffee – but one of the benefits of cold brewing is the lack of bitterness. This is a great method though for people that want a homemade iced coffee.

  2. There is a couple blogs I follow that have done iced coffee this past month. I have yet to make it this way. I am a procrastinator that I probably won’t try it until November ๐Ÿ˜‰

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