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Like Cold Coffee? Try Cold Brewed Coffee

You guys seemed pretty excited when I shared a simple tip to keep your iced coffee from getting watered down. Well, if you thought that one was good, here's one that the folks at Seattle's Best Coffee emailed to me. Instead of brewing their coffee like normal, they cold brew it overnight, resulting in an iced coffee that can stay fresh for up to seven days.

So what is cold brewing? It's essentially letting coffee grounds soak in room temperature overnight. You'll need a cold brew concentrator, or you could rig one up yourself with some jars and filters. If you're not interested in going the diy route, the Toddy Maker Cold Brew Coffee System is available for $28.

And if cold brew sounds too complicated (although it looks really quite simple), you can always brew up a batch of coffee, bring it to room temperature and then refrigerate to use the next day.

If you'd like to learn more about cold brewing, here's a step by step tutorial.

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beyondstellar beyondstellar 10 years
These are great! Just so you know, coffee made in a toddy maker tastes a little different than regular coffee. It tends to be a little smoother and less bitter, in my opinion. I used to work at a coffee shop where we used this cold brewed coffee more like shots of espresso, adding them to milk and flavors. It's soooo good!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
These are great. You can even add a litte water to the concentrate and heat it up fo a good cup of hot coffee!
redsugar redsugar 10 years
The only cold coffee I like is Vietnamese coffee. YUMMY!
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
I was just asking my friend today how you make iced coffee. This is something I could really invest in. I like my coffee better iced than warm.
Chrispalm Chrispalm 10 years
Oh that sounds good! I would try it.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Yummy, with a shot of mocha syrup and some whipped cream and sprinkles, hee hee.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
no no no. coffee is not good cold!
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
I have tried it, but I like mine hot.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
My husband would probably love this. He loves iced coffee, but usually from Dunkin Donuts. :)
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Interesting. Although I am not a coffee drinker, I do enjoy the aroma of a coffee pot that is piping hot. I wonder if this method has that coffee fragrance?
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