Following on the heels of many other boutique coffee shops in Georgetown, Blue Bottle Coffee just opened in Georgetown to rave reviews from coffee lovers alike who have followed the brand from their West Coast roots. Blue Bottle servers taste test the fresh ground coffee daily to identify “peak flavor” and no coffee is served after its two days old. The most famous thing on the menu (and our newest addiction) their fresh brewed "New Orleans" style coffee, specially made cold brewed coffee with roasted chicory, cane sugar and whole milk. It is TRULY beyond.
Can't get to Blue Bottle yet? No worries - here's a recipe we found so you can enjoy this sweet treat all day long!
1. Just before you start the brewing process, grind one pound of coffee on a coarse setting.
2. Pour 2.5 quarts of filtered, cold water into the stockpot. Give the contents a few gentle stirs with a wooden spoon, so that all the grounds are visibly immersed.
3. Cover the stockpot. Let its contents steep for 12 hours at room temperature.
4. After the coffee's steeped, pour it through a fine-grained mesh sieve. Straining is easier if you first break the coffee crust with a wooden spoon. In terms of yield, look for about 4-5 cups of concentrate. As unappetizing as it may sound, the concentrate should resemble used motor oil.
5. Add 85 g of simple syrup to your concentrate and incorporate it thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
6. Serve over ice, and add milk to taste. The concentrate/milk ratio should be roughly equal. Unsweetened concentrate will last for 5-7 days. Once sweetened, it will only last for 1-2 days. Once you add milk, hustle up – it’s only excellent for an hour or so.