Coffee Talk: Coffee cubes and cold brew


When last week’s heat wave was testing my ability to perform simple activities of daily living, I turned to ice coffee to get me through. The people down at 88 Orchard have implemented a simple, brilliant idea: they use coffee cubes rather than ice cubes–which makes the drink last without becoming watered down.

Ashley has started cold brewing coffee for us; she uses a 1/2 cup of grounds and mixes them with 2 cups of cold water in our french press, and lets it all steep overnight in the fridge. In the morning, it’s cold and oh-so-good. The next step is coffee cubes and a to-go cup. When the next heat wave comes around, we’ll be ready.

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