DIY Iced Coffee

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DIY Iced Coffee

All you need is a coffee machine, ground coffee (thanks for the Starbucks, Grandma), a large pitcher or cup depending on how much you want to make at a time and a little bit of patience.

What you need

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First, simply brew coffee as you normally would. If you don’t own a coffee machine, how are you alive right now? (But, seriously, how?) Also, read this to learn how to cold brew your joe.

Next, pour the coffee into the pitcher, cup or whatever container you have around and let it sit at room temperature for a two to three hours. Here’s where that patience part kicks in.

Pour that coffee!

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After letting it sit out for a bit, put the coffee into the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least two more hours or, preferably, overnight. You’ll be able to add “patient” to your résumé after this one, so you’re welcome for that also.

Beautiful, bubbly caffeine.

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Finally, pull that beauty out of the fridge and bask in its aroma for, like, 30 seconds because I know you’re probably half-dead by now due to lack of caffeine. Pour over ice and add any sweetener, creamer or milk that you like.

The final pour.

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Tip: Mix your sweetener beforehand and let it chill alongside your coffee. I combined milk with a little sugar and cinnamon in a small cup and put it in the fridge for a few hours before my coffee was ready.

That sweetner.

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It may have been the best decision I have ever made.

Enjoy!

All done!

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