Recipe of the Week:

Notutopia’s Coffee Concentrate

This recipe will make 1 Qt. of coffee concentrate that can be used to make both iced or hot coffee from one batch, and can be safely stored in the refrigerator for a whole month.

Ingredients:

1 cup finely ground roasted coffee grinds, caffeinated, or de-caf
32 oz. filtered cool water

Equipment:

1 32oz. mason jar with lid
1 fine mesh sieve or 2 paper filters

Instructions:

Finely grind 1 cup of roasted coffee beans, you can even use pre-flavored ground coffee, but it will not be quite as potent a concentrate as when using freshly ground whole beans.
Add the cup of fine grounds into the clean mason jar.
Slowly add the filtered cool water over the grinds.
Apply lid, and gently shake well.
Set on cabinet top and do not disturb for 12 hours.

Place the sieve or use the 2 paper filters with a rubber band to secure them, over the top of another clean wide mouth mason jar.
Slowly pour the coffee concentrate over the filter.
Once the dripping ceases, remove and dispose the paper filters, and cap the concentrate. It’s now ready for use.
Store the concentrate in the refrigerator.

For Iced Coffee:
Choose a tall glass or carafe and add 4 to 6 cubes of ice.
For every serving of coffee, pour 1/2 cup of concentrate to an equal amount of filtered water.
Add your choice of milk, almond milk, soymilk, or horchata.
For coffee flavoring, add one half cap of extract. Try vanilla, caramel, rum, mint, banana, etc.
Sweeten with your choice of sweetener. Try honey, agave nectar, stevia, sugar, or sugar substitute.

For Hot coffee:
Chose your cup. Again pour 1/2 cup of concentrate to an equal amount filtered water. Microwave for 2 minutes, or heat in a saucepan on the stovetop or grill.

Useful Recipe and Cooking Links:

Flavored Coffee Recipes

Easy Iced Coffee Recipe

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