Perfect Iced Coffee

About a month ago, we bought this Bodum French Press, (I was told by this diva, that my Ikea one was not up to par, Hi T!). Mike has been using it daily and is now so spoiled by french press coffee that the Keurig has found a new home in the pantry. It's summertime and iced coffee is a staple around here so we've been using the French Press to make iced coffee. Here's how we do it. 

Fill the french press with the appropriate amount of coffee. Bodum says " 1 tablespoon or bodum scoop per 4 oz cup".  I made a 16 oz pot so I used 4 scoops.

Pour in the boiling water (16 oz). I heat the water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.

Stir with a nonreactive (e.g. wood or glass) utensil

Let coffee sit for 4 minutes

Push plunger. This is basic french press. If you want hot coffee, go for it. For iced coffee, keep reading

Pour the coffee into a pitcher, preferably glass or ceramic so your coffee doesn't take on a plasticy taste. 

Once chilled at least 4 hours (sometimes I leave it overnight), pour coffee over ice. Add sugar (or not)

Add cream (or not). Milk substitutes such as soy, almond or rice, work well here too because the coffee is not hot and won't effect the flavor of the milk substitute. A good ratio is 3/4 coffee 1/4 cream/milk/whatever. But whatever ratio works for you. Enjoy!

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