Brew iced coffee at home

July 9, 2009 12:30:24 PM PDT
For many people, the morning doesn't start until after that first cup of coffee.In the summer, iced coffee is popular. Chains like McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts have spent millions on their newly-revamped coffee programs in an attempt to lure customers away from Starbucks. ABC7's Hungry Hound has another suggestion- a cheaper one- make it yourself.

Spending two or three dollars every morning for a big iced coffee adds up. And you don't need a lot of expensive equipment to make it like the pros. There are two options to make a cold brew: a system, like the Toddy Brewing System that can be purchased at places like Seattle's Best Coffee or you can do it yourself.

To make it at home, start by pouring a pound of coarsely ground beans into a container, adding about 48 ounces of water and letting it sit on the counter for 12 hours. Then you strain the liquid into a glass container and refrigerator it for up to 10 days.

Joe Reilly is the regional manager of Seattle's Best Coffee in Chicago. He's got some great tips for making the perfect cup of cold-brewed coffee, as well as some cool coffee recipes for summer.

Recipes:

  • Iced ColdBrewed Coffee
  • Iced ColdBrewed Coffee Vanilla Latte
  • Iced ColdBrewed Coffee Mocha
  • Iced ColdBrewed Coffee Spritzer
  • ColdBrewed Coffee Sundae
  • Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate Brewing Instructions Using the Toddy Brewing System

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