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The Pefect Cup of Iced Coffee

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Fact: I only drink coffee iced. I really don’t enjoy hot drinks. I started drinking coffee shortly after starting law school, but I quickly found that making the perfect cup of iced coffee can be a pain. For the past two and a half years, I have experimented with all kinds of iced coffee methods. I’ve brewed coffee over ice (too watery), I’ve tried the iced-coffee K-cups that are supposed to be stronger so they don’t get too diluted when you brew them over ice (still too watery), and I’ve tried buying my iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts every morning (perfect, but expensive). My latest method was to brew hot coffee the night before, let it cool to room temperature so I could transfer it to a plastic container, refrigerate it overnight, then make it to my liking the next morning. So. Much. Work.

Then, last week, I stumbled across the Pioneer Woman’s method for making the perfect cup of iced coffee. It requires a little work to brew the coffee, but it makes enough brewed coffee to last for an entire month, and it is perfect.

Pioneer Woman, bless you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and from my classmates’ hearts because I am significantly less grumpy now that I’ve found a delicious way to get my daily dose of cold caffeine). Now if I could only find a way to brew DDP* at home, we’d be golden.

Tall Glasses; Nail Polish; Beverage Dispenser and Straws: Target (old, similar straws, similar dispenser)

*Diet Dr. Pepper for those of you who aren’t addicted to delicious, fake sugar and chemicals and carbonation. Mmmm.

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    ☯ZERO STYLE☯
    January 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    ah! this reminds me of my years as a barista. kind of a pain in the butt. have you tried grady’s cold brew? it’s the best. seriously the best. http://gradyscoldbrew.com/

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