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New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee

New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee

    Sweet, creamy, and always delicious

    Initially conceived as an alternative to the erratically composed and often disappointing iced latte, our New Orleans-style Iced Coffee is cold-brewed for 12 hours with roasted chicory and sweetened with organic cane sugar. The end result is a potent concentrate that we cut with organic whole milk or cream (or dairy alternative). It's sweet, creamy, and consistently delicious.


    12 hours


    Coffee and chicory
    Filtered water
    Simple syrup*
    Milk, cream, or dairy alternative
    * Simple syrup method in recipe


    Simple syrup
    4 qt nonreactive stockpot
    Wooden spoon
    Fine-meshed sieve
    2 qt jar

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    340 grams (12oz)

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    Grind Size


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    Water Amt & Temp

    2 qt (2 L)

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    12 hours

    Step One

    Grind 340 g (12 oz) of whole bean coffee on a coarse setting.

    Coffee grounds should be gritty and the particles should be easy to distinguish from one another.

    Coarsely ground coffee

    Step Two

    Add the coffee and 1 oz / 28 g of roasted chicory to the stockpot.

    Ground chicory

    Step Three

    Pour 2 qt (2 L) of filtered water into the stockpot.

    Stir with a wooden spoon until the grounds are fully saturated.

    Ground coffee, chicory and water in a stock pot.

    Step Four

    Cover the stockpot, and steep the coffee and chicory for 12 hours at room temperature.

    A stockpot

    Step Five

    After 12 hours, pour the concentrate through a fine-meshed sieve into the jar.

    Stockpot of ground coffee, chicory and water being poured out.

    Step Six

    Add simple syrup

    Add 4 tablespoons / 68 g of simple syrup (made from 3 tablespoons each of sugar and water heated until dissolved) to the coffee concentrate. Stir until syrup is incorporated.

    Alternatively: Add just enough simple syrup to each serving to sweeten.

    Simple syrup

    Step Seven

    Serve over ice

    Pouring equal amounts of sweetened coffee concentrate and milk or cream (or dairy alternative) into a glass.

    Refrigerate any remaining concentrate. Unsweetened, NOLA lasts 7 days. Sweetened, it’s best consumed within 2 days, and with milk, we recommend drinking up—NOLA’s best when made to order.

    New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee