Okay, perhaps this morning was still a hot coffee kind of morning. The temperature when I woke up at 7:30 am (yes I am incapable of sleeping in on my days off) was around 58 degrees. I biked to the co-op this morning and wished I had worn gloves. It's unseasonably cool for mid-June and no, I'm not complaining.
However, it is soon going to be hot, with temperatures near 90 by Wednesday of next week. I love coffee of all kinds (except instant, which is repulsive) but I am already looking forward to cold brew iced coffee.
And it's painfully easy to make. There is no special equipment needed. I will say a Toddy Cold Brew System is a nice thing since it makes a fairly large quantity at once. They can be a little pricey if you are on a budget. However, cold brew can be made in a quart Mason jar or a French Press (as demonstrated in the video above).
Why cold brew? Cold brewing coffee makes a tasty brew that is lower acidity than regular brewed coffee, for starters. If you love coffee but it irritates your stomach, then cold brew might be the best thing. The other factor is the cost. You will pay $5-6 dollars at a Starbucks (if you still feel you need to patronize them) for a large cold brewed coffee. And it's never sweetened. Making it home costs a lot less. It just takes a little more planning and forethought.
I love cold brewed iced coffee. In fact, even though it's 5:30 in the evening, I think I'm going to have one out on the patio.