Be Your Own Barista: Brew Iced Coffee at Home
1. Use a specialized coffeemaker. Steep grounds and cold water in Bodum's French press Bean Ice Coffee Maker overnight; in the morning, just plunge the filter for iced coffee ($40; BodumUSA.com).
2. Create your own brew. Sue McCown, a java expert with Seattle's Best Coffee, shares her recipe for DIY cold coffee concentrate: Put 1/2 cup ground coffee and 1/2 cup cold water in a glass container, stir, then add 2 cups water. Close container and let sit 12 hours. Strain the coffee grounds with a filter. If the coffee looks cloudy, strain again. You can store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. To serve, add cold water, ice, milk and sugar as desired.