In the stifling heat of above average temperatures (wasn’t I just saying it didn’t feel like summer…guess the joke is on me!) one can only do so much. For instance finding any bit of shade around you and squatting there until sunset, unless you live on the prairies devout of shaded areas which leaves you the option of sneaking around your neighbourhood scouting out who has air conditioning and then pretending you need to borrow a cup of sugar just so you can stick your head in their doorway for a few moments of relief…
OR you could make iced coffee.
8 cups cold water
1 1/4 cup ground coffee (look for a medium to dark roast)
coffee filter/cheesecloth/fine strainer
Milk & sugar (Adapt to your liking and use whatever creamer/sweetener you prefer)
In a pitcher add coffee grounds and water. Cover and steep at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours.
Line a strainer with a coffee filter or cheesecloth/paper towel (unless your strainer is fine enough to keep the grounds out) and place over clean pitcher, pour coffee through pressing grounds down with a spoon to ensure all liquid runs through. Discard grounds.
Refrigerate coffee to cool. Will keep in fridge for up to a month in a covered container.
When you’re ready to enjoy your concoction simply fill a glass with ice and pour 2/3 full of coffee then add milk and sweetener. Sip & Enjoy! (Also relish in the fact that you just saved yourself a ton of dough by making this drink yourself and not paying the pricey cafe to get your fix)
*To ensure your coffee won’t get watered down freeze some of the coffee in ice cube trays and use the coffee cubes instead of ice so your drink doesn’t get diluted!