caffeine... {recipe}

so, i started this whole... recipe-on-fridays thing and DAMN, it's hard.

mostly i'm apprehensive about sharing recipes from actual books for copyright reasons, so i'll try and stick to ones i've found and used online.

here's one for cold-brewed coffee that turned out fantastic. it's good for those without coffee makers, a coffee maker that lacks a brewing timer or for those who like to do things at night, rather than in the mornings. (like me! for instance, i shower at night, because i can't wake up in time to shower in the a.m. it's just not going to happen folks, i can barely remember to run my fingers through my hair, much less have the coordination and memory to shower.) (this probably doesn't reassure you about my driving skills...)

time: 5 minutes + overnight

1/3 c ground coffee (they say med-coarse is best, i say whatever you have on hand)
milk/cream/half n' half (not optional for me)
sugar (again, not optional for me)

1. in a container, stir together coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. cover and let rest at room temperature overnight

2. strain twice through a coffee filter (whoops, once was just fine for me), a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. in a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. if desired, add milk/sugar/kahlua.

yield: 2 drinks

NOTE: for hot coffee, dilute it one part coffee to one part water and nuke it

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