Are you a little melancholy about summer’s end? Maybe all those projects you earmarked for summer didn’t quite get wrapped up? What you need is a coffee break. Here is a recipe to cheer you up and give you energy to make a brand new list.
1/3 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse) Milk (if you want)
In a jar, stir together coffee and 1 1/2 cups water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.
Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. If you want, add milk.
There is a big taste difference between left-over coffee and this cold-brewed concentrate. Make up some and keep in the refrigerator for your next drop-in guests. They will think they died and ended up in Starbuck Heaven.