Yes, it is hot out again. Usually I’m too lazy or forgetful to make cold-brewed coffee. Days like this, though, it just doesn’t do to wake up, make coffee, and wait for it to cool down in the freezer; I’d rather have iced coffee ready and waiting, thank you.
And if you’ve got a French press, it’s easy to do. All it takes is a little forethought, and the willingness to add coffee-making to your bedtime routine.
Add your grounds to the French press the night before, and fill it up with room temperature water. Store it in the fridge overnight, and in the morning it’s fully infused and looks like this:
Press the grounds, and you’re good to go. (FYI, I have been drinking Trader Joe’s chicory coffee, and it is delicious!)
Bonus: it tastes way better than making iced coffee any other way, such as adding ice to regular coffee (which dilutes it) or sticking it in the freezer for a bit (which takes too long and cools it unevenly).
I have a feeling I’ll be making coffee at bedtime for the rest of the summer…