Just the other day, my sweet husband woke me up with a gentle nudge, a quiet "Good morning, honey" and an iced coffee from Starbucks. Being a serious coffee lover, (and my sweet husband lover, too) I'd have to classify that as one of the nest wake ups in the history of me. M later told me he was a little worried to wake me up before my alarm went off, but he was pretty sure it'd be okay as long as the first thing I saw was the coffee. What can I say? The man knows me well.
Later that day, the problem with this perfect wake up revealed itself--it's not going to happen everyday. So, like any good food blogger would do, I jumped online to find all the best tips and tricks for making perfect iced coffee at home. I stumbled upon many a recipe touting the superior flavor of cold-brew coffee. I was very happy to find out just how easy it is. Seriously--stir, let sit overnight, strain, drink. I love it.
My searches also came up with some pretty fun ways to jazz up the flavors in your cold-brewed coffee. I'm a true coffee lover and I normally don't add more than a splash of half and half. But there's nothing wrong with making your coffee a little extra special sometimes, especially when the twists aren't sugar or fat laden. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see a few of my favorites.
method found on Annie's Eats
8 oz. (1/2 lb.) ground dark roast (regular coffee grind is fine)
4 qt. cold water (I used filtered)
1. Combine the ground coffee and cold water in a very large container. Stir well to moisten all the coffee grounds. Cover and let mixture sit at room temperature, at least 8 hours and up to overnight.