Iced Coffee



Every Morning.

Coffee is a serious thing around here. You gotta have the right beans, the right temperature of water, the right brewing method--exhausting. Coffee is Lang's job. He makes an awfully good cup.

Frankly, coffee is in two categories for me. I love the legit, serious stuff and I love the terrible gas station stuff-it's endearing and a good excuse to use a lot of cream. Delicious in a different way.

Ice coffee is different though. If you're going to have cold coffee, it's gotta be just right. And if you've tried to make your own, you've probably discovered that making ice coffee is hard! Reaching the appropriate coffee concentrate is a difficult task. And no, coffee ice cubes didn't work for me.

Luckily the Pioneer Woman has figured it out for us. Her iced coffee recipe is on point. Sweet Jack would make it all the time for us in the delta and it was our standby. The thing is, it makes a lot - like as in gallons. You would think it would be easy to par down the recipe, but it was kind of difficult. I had to whip out the ole algebra teacher skills and apply proportions and find the unit rate.

So here it is. It is honestly the best. Happy sippin; folks!

Iced Coffee

cheese cloth (can be found in the craft section)
1 1/3 cup ground coffee
2 quarts (8 cups) water
2 qt pitcher
sieve (preferably)

In a large bowl, preferably with a pouring spout, mix 1 1/3 cup ground coffee with 2 quarts of water (8 cups). Stir and allow to sit for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, drape the cheese cloth over the the sieve (or the mouth of the pitcher if you don't have one ) and slowly pour the coffee mixture so that the grounds are separated from the liquid. You'll probably need a buddy to help out with this step.

Drink over ice. I personally love adding almond milk and agave. And if you're feeling spontaneous, make some Bailey's ice cubes.

Oh yes.

Happy Summer time, folks!


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