I simply cannot drink hot coffee that has cooled to room temperature (insert gagging noise here).
This becomes a problem because I tend to be far too preoccupied talking with my hands to remember where I last set down my cup o’ joe. When I finally remember where I set it (or that I was drinking it at all), the poor abandoned coffee has become undrinkable by my temperature standards. *sigh*
Enter homemade iced coffee for the rescue. While I can’t drink lukewarm coffee- I can totally dig it purposely chilled.
Easiest recipe ever:
Brew strong coffee, put it in a glass pitcher in the fridge. That’s it! Then just mix it up however you like it in a travel cup over some ice. I love my reusable cups with straws for iced coffee to save my teeth some staining.
If you’re worried about ice diluting the coffee, you can fill ice trays with some of that coffee you brewed for the refrigerator. This way, as your ice melts your coffee won’t be watered down.
For more on brewing a healthier cup of coffee, check out my post here.