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Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"I'm relatively new to coffee drinking, but have graduated from instant to actual brewed liquid energy. I was intrigued when I read about cold brewing and how it can make a smoother beverage with more kick. So I gave it a try and I am a convert. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge, or made into ice cubes."
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8 h 13 m servings 199
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 glasses)


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  1. Place coffee beans in a French press or large measuring cup; pour in 2 cups water. Let coffee steep, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Combine remaining 2 cups water and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour syrup into a container and transfer to the refrigerator.
  3. Strain coffee using the French press plunger or through a coffee filter in a fine-mesh strainer. Pour 1/2 cup coffee into a glass of ice; sweeten with simple syrup.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You don't have to add more water to your drink, but remember that this coffee concentrate is quite potent in terms of caffeine kick, so you may want to water it down a bit.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 199 calories; 0 51.2 0.3 0 13 Full nutrition

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A good cold strong black coffee that's easy to make. Very good.