- Told you about my iced coffee cravings when I run
- Pointed out every single coffee shop that sells iced coffee along the route (hint: all of them do)
- Offered up $25 to anyone who will stop and get me an iced coffee
You get the idea.
If you like coffee as much as I do and haven’t tried cold brewing your own, the difference it makes is INCREDIBLE. Ever since I made my first batch I haven’t been able to go back to the hot brewed, fridge chilled, watery iced coffee I used to make. Plus, it’s super easy.
I like to grind my own beans and love heading down the Strip District on the weekends to Allegheny Coffee and Tea to smell all of the amazing flavors before I fill up a bag to take home. You can even grind it there if you don’t have a coffee grinder. Last weekend I got their new Coconut Rum flavor and it is hands down the best iced coffee flavor I’ve made yet.
I recommend using a dark or french roast coffee, but you can use any kind of coffee that you like!
Long Run Iced Coffee
- 1 lb bag of coffee beans
- Filtered water
- Almond milk (or anything you like to mix in your coffee!)
You will also need:
- 1 2 gallon pitcher
- Mesh strainer
- Large bowl or second pitcher
- Grind the coffee beans. You can buy them already ground, but I like to grind mine fresh.
- Dump all of the ground beans into a 2 gallon pitcher and fill it up with filtered water, leaving a little room so you can stir without spilling.
- Stir to make sure that all of the grounds are wet.
- Leave the mixture on your counter overnight.
- In the morning, line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over a large bowl or second pitcher.
- Strain the grounds out and chill for a few hours before serving.
- To serve, fill a glass with ice and then fill halfway with cold brewed coffee. Add water, milk, cream, or sugar and enjoy!
Important: This makes an iced coffee concentrate and is very strong.
If you like your coffee black, I recommend adding water before drinking. I like to fill my glass halfway with cold brewed coffee and the rest of the way with vanilla almond milk. Trust me, it’s yummy!