iced coffee after dinner



I may regret it at this hour, but the taste - mmm. Our discovery of the summer is a new way of making iced coffee, courtesy of the New York Times. Cold brewing turns out to be easy - one pound of ground coffee to 8-10 cups of water steeped in a non-reactive container for 12-14 hours. Strain three times and refrigerate. Mix one part of this cold concentrate to three parts cold milk. Ice is optional.


Coffee puts the system under the strain of metabolizing a deadly acid-forming drug, depositing its insoluble cellulose, which cements the wall of the liver, causing this vital organ to swell to twice its proper size. In addition, coffee is heavily sprayed. (Ninety-two pesticides are applied to its leaves.) Diuretic properties of caffeine cause potassium and other minerals to be flushed from the body.

Get the real scoop on coffee at And if you drink decaf you wont want to miss this special FREE report on the Dangers of Decaf available at

I'll ignore the above comment. Because I want to.

Mmmmm.... iced coffee. I'm thinking it could be made like Vietnamese coffee, with the concentrate mixed with sweetened condensed milk. Like Thai iced tea, which is super strong sweet tea concentrate mixed with milk. Yummy. Thanks for the recipe! And thanks, too, for what you do. I didn't even realize it 'til today, but I was feeling a little out of sorts, headed toward cranky, and I saw your link in my bookmarks... aaahhhhhh.... There is something so peaceful about your art. Maybe it's the zen of it, you bring us completely into the moment that you share. I do appreciate it.

Now, off to cement the wall of my liver!

Ahhhh, you are speaking of Iced Toddy (that's what we call cold brew here in the midwest) and it is indeed delicious at any hour of the day. The coffeehouses around here make it in big 5 gal. buckets with the coffee grounds tied up in cheesecloth, but at home I have a toddy maker that has a thick cotton filter that the coffee slowly drips thru overnight so no straining required... Welcome to the world of Toddy addicts, your drawing is lovely.

This sound wonderful, think I'll try it! I also agree with Caren on your art and the how soothing it is and about the first commenter. What's the fun in life if ya don't live just a little dangerously!

Yummm, I'm going to have to try this. Thanks Liz. I guess we'll all live a little dangerously. :)

Mmm, that sounds lovely. You could also do what my mom taught me to do, fill up ice cube trays with coffee and freeze, then drop them the coffee cubes into glasses of already cold coffee, or pour freshly brewed over them, quickly adding new cubes into the glass as the old ones melt under the warm pour.

Iced coffee is my beverage of choice much of the year, but especially summer. When you make it at home, you can always choose decaf, and it will still be refreshing.



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