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International Coffee Day 2018

Iced coffee is generally brewed hot and poured over ice and milk. Sometimes it is served with a scoop of ice cream. Cold coffee was a childhood staple – that version was more of a sweet shake. It was prepared with instant coffee and had a lot of milk and sugar. My family believed that children should not drink tea or coffee. It was when I came to Bangalore, to study, that my love affair with coffee started. And we have been going strong for the past 15 years.

Recently, my husband introduced me to a new brewing method, cold brew coffee. I took to it from the first sip. It has become my go-to drink for warm days.
Cold brewed coffee is quite different from cold coffee. Incredibly easy to prepare, flavorful, and with its own benefits this is a lovely addition to my brewing methods. The long-brewing method is a gentle process that yields a sweeter brew which can be easily had by itself or with some ice. If I’m in an indulgent mood then I add some Baileys or Condensed Milk.

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Active preparation time: three minutes, Total steep time: 24 – 48 hours

  • Drop one cup ground coffee into a glass jug. Add 3 cups of cold water to the pitcher and cover.
  • Steep coffee in the refrigerator or outside for 24 – 48 hours.
  • Filter using a coffee filter or muslin cloth.
  • Serve as is or with additional water, milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, mint, or any other topping of your choice.Tip: Serve in a tall glass filled halfway with ice. For a bolder taste, skip the ice.


Seema Misra

Seema Misra undertakes freelance projects for illustrations, content creation, copywriting, and social media marketing through her blog Lonely Canopy. To unwind, she watches world cinema or travels across it. She talks to her plants and sometimes people as well. But more often than not … you will find her curled up in her favorite corner reading a book while sipping strong coffee.

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Anshu Bhojnagarwala

I had my first iced coffee at Kobe’s in Mumbai. Haven’t had since. This is super easy. will try this for sure. Loved your illustration, Seema!