How to Make Iced Coffee at the Office
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Kathleen K. July 20, 2016
I add sugar to warm coffee then chill it or the sugar might not dissolve. I don't sweeten hot coffee but the iced coffee feels like a treat when I add sugar and almond milk.
Lisa August 26, 2014
I'd have to agree with JamieL.... I would be afraid the glass would break. I take yesterday's leftovers (or make a pot for this, because let's face it, who has leftiver coffee?!) And pit it in ice cube trays. Half cup of fresh coffee, add sugar (it dissolves better in hot coffee), half cup of coffee ice cubes, stir until mostly cold, add half and half.
Max March 30, 2014
make a pot of coffee overnight. make some coffee ice cubes. next day assemble in any tall glass, add a teaspoon or less sugar, add a large dollop of cream or 1/2&1/2 , stir and bob's yer uncle for iced coffee. YUM!
Steve July 25, 2013
Why can't you use a finer grind to get more flavor from the cold-brewing process?
dymnyno August 30, 2012
I make a large bottle of concentrated coffee every week using my "Toddy" and Community Coffee from Amazon utilizing the New Orleans method. It makes the most delicious iced coffee that I have ever tasted! I drink it all year 'round. And, it is so simple.
Cookie16 October 9, 2013
Agreed — though I have this as a special occasion drink via Blue Bottle Coffee in the Bay Area.
JamieL August 15, 2012
I would too paranoid to do this out of fear that my glass would explode. Also, hello, office weirdo twirling a glass of coffee in a tupperware of ice...
Karl R. August 15, 2012
I like to cold brew coffee at home - just combine the grounds with water and stir, and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before straining out the grounds - amazingly smooth!
CookingMomTR August 14, 2012
I have no idea why anyone would bother with the ice bath...I simply make my usual morning coffee in my french press (adding an extra tablespoon of coffee to compensate for the ice later). When it is done, I pour it into a container and refrigerate it. When I'm ready for iced coffee, I pour it over ice, add simple syrup (or flavoured creamer) and stir...much simpler. I usually make the coffee the night before, so I don't have to wait in the morning. Starbucks does much the same...ice bath just seems like a mess to me.
LauriL August 14, 2012
And to think so many good years have past as I tolerated weak, diluted iced coffee by pouring the left over morning coffee over ice cube!!!! Wow! Guess my brain wasn't caffeinated enough to come up with this great in your face idea!!!! Cheers to the smart people!!
Beysh August 14, 2012
This method from Counter Culture (posted in the NY Times) is delicious--especially if you're not planning on adding milk.
DirectHeat August 14, 2012
An iced bath for your iced coffee...why didn't I think of that? Iced coffee at the office has been on the brain recently. I've been meaning to make some cold brew and transport it in one of the 1 liter-sized glass bottles I recently got (quattro stagioni brand -- love them!). This is a nice workaround for when I'm not planning ahead.
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