Steeped Coffee: This Tea Bag… Is Actually Coffee

Steeped Coffee is one of those things you try and wonder how in the world this wasn’t invented before. It looks and works just like a tea bag, but it’s coffee! And non-bitter, non-sour, refreshing coffee at that. Each bag is single-serve with coffee that has been ethically-sourced and locally roasted in the California area where the company is based. They’re all nitro-sealed to preserve freshness and are made with renewable and compostable materials.

Now I’m a Nespresso addict. I use my machine every morning to make an iced Americano and then again every afternoon (along with my beloved Aeroccino 4) to make a warm almond-oat milk cappuccino – no other coffee or machine is getting in the way of that. Where Steeped does come in handy is when I travel, especially to the Hamptons. I stay at my parents’ place where there is no Nespresso and since I don’t drive, I can’t always get coffee when I want it. The easiest way to make it is just as you would warm tea, but since it’s still hot as heck I wanted to share some recipes for iced drinks. See below for a recipe to make Steeped Coffee Concentrate which you can then use for Iced Coffee or any variation thereof by adding sweeteners, spices, and other ingredients.

How to make Steeped Coffee Concentrate

For each serving, you’ll need

  • Steeped Coffee Pack
  • 10 oz. mug
  • Filtered water
  1. Heat filtered water to 205 degrees, or just below boiling
  2. Place a Steeped Bag at the bottom of a standard 10oz mug
  3. Pour hot water over the Steeped Bag until the mug is half full
  4. Dip and dunk Steeped Bag 20 to 30 times over 1 minute
  5. Leave the Steeped Bag in, and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes or more to taste
  6. Remove Steeped Bag.

Pro Tips

  • To serve guests, make several batches of Steeped Concentrate in multiple cups. You can always store Steeped Concentrate in the fridge for later.
  • Freeze Steeped Coffee Concentrate in ice cube trays. Use coffee cubes instead of regular ice cubes to avoid diluting your beverage.

Now onto the iced part…

Steeped Iced Coffee

For each serving, you’ll need

  • 1 serving of Steeped Coffee Concentrate (see above)
  • A tall glass
  • Ice
  • Optional: sugar and creamer or dairy substitute such as oat milk
  1. Fill the glass to the top with ice
  2. Slowly pour the Steeped Coffee Concentrate into the glass
  3. Optional: top off with your favorite sweetener, creamer or dairy substitute to taste.

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