Iced Coffee in a Pinch

by laura everage on July 22, 2013 · 2 comments

ColdBrewed2Although I enjoy iced coffee all year round, to me, summertime is the best time to indulge in this cold version of my favorite beverage. Brewing iced coffee highlights the natural sweetness of coffee with minimal acidity.

There are those who brew using hot water, others enjoy brewing with cold water. I’ve dabbled in both methods,  and have used a variety of apparatus ranging from the Toddy or Filtron to the French Press or Chemex. Since I was out of my element, visiting my family in Ohio, I was looking for a quick and simple way to enjoy iced coffee. So, I grabbed the Primula Flavor-It system and got brewing.

It took only minutes to prepare, as the directions required me to fill the filter half-way with ground coffee, add water to the fill line. Next it was the addition of a bit of sugar and vanilla, and I placed it in the fridge until the morning. The next day, it was iced coffee with a hint of sweetness to beat the heat of Ohio.

CoffeePrimulaIf you’re looking for a quick and simple way to enjoy your iced coffee, this is it. What’s great about using the Primula is that it can be used for so much more. Today it is iced coffee, yesterday it was cucumber infused water using cucumbers from the garden. Tomorrow, maybe fruity iced tea. Until then, I’ll be enjoying my refreshing iced coffee from the Primula pitcher, kept cold on the counter with the ice core.

Stay tuned for more posts covering different methods of brewing iced coffee. In the meantime, let me know your preferred method of preparing iced coffee.

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