Make Iced Coffee At Home
There’s only one way to quench your thirst and that’s with an iced coffee!
The good weather seems to have finally hit us – and we’re craving a refreshing drink. A classic iced coffee is easy to make and delightfully cool for these warm July days. We asked Coffee Quality Consultant, Luis Alvarez, how to make the best iced coffee and he gave us the low-down for creating the perfect cold caffeine drink at home. Whatever your brewing method is, we’ll give you tips on how to make an iced coffee with whatever equipment you already have on hand.
What you’ll need to make your own iced coffee at home:
- Glass (thermal shock resistant)
- Water and ice
- Coffee beans
- Brewing equipment (Coffee machine, French press, Chemex, V60, Aeropress, etc.)
- Milk of choice (optional)
- Syrup of choice (optional)
How to make iced coffee from an espresso machine
Here’s how to make iced coffee, step by step, using your coffee machine:
- Pour cold milk of your choice into a glass and add a handful of ice cubes.
- Grind and tamp your coffee.
- Place your portafilter into your group head and twist firmly into place.
- Set a small glass under the spout and select a double espresso.
- Pour your glass of hot espresso into the glass of cold milk and ice. Stir to blend it together.
- Add syrups of your choice. And enjoy!
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How to make iced coffee with an Aeropress
You can easily turn Aeropress coffee into an iced coffee by simply adding ice. Here’s how:
- Boil some water and grind your coffee (Aeropress needs a very fine grind).
- Add ice into a glass, filling it up half way.
- Prepare your Aeropress: wet the paper filter and attach it to the bottom brewing chamber.
- Pour 15g of coffee grounds into the Aeropress brewer and place it on top of your glass with ice.
- Pour an ounce of hot water over the coffee grounds, just enough to soak them, and allow them to rest for 30 seconds.
- Add the rest of the hot water (around 200ml) and gently stir while they are brewing. Let the coffee steep for 2 minutes.
- Place the plunger at the top of the Aeropress and slowly push down on it, pressing the coffee through the filter and into the glass. Stop when you begin to hear a hissing sound and then remove the Aeropress.
- Add more ice or milk or syrups depending on your desired taste.
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How to make pour-over iced coffee
Like the above guidelines for the Aeropress, using a Chemex or V60 is a manual but super simple brewing system.
- Add ice to a thermal shock resistant cup/glass.
- Place your pour over maker on the cup/glass and add 15g of coffee grounds to your filter.
- Slowly pour 200ml of hot water over the grounds in a circular motion.
- Hey presto! As the hot coffee hits the ice, it will begin to melt and create a well-balanced brew.
- Add your favourite milk or syrup and enjoy!
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How to make iced coffee using a French Press
Got a French press? You might think your French press is designed solely for hot coffee, but the French press is great for making iced coffee too. Let’s find out how:
- Grind the coffee beans to a medium grind and heat some water.
- Add 15g of coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot.
- Pour a couple of inches of water on the coffee grounds and gently swirl around so all coffee grounds are covered. Leave it to rest for 1 minute.
- Pour the rest of the water (around 200ml) into the French press. Leave it for 4 minutes.
- Place the lid on your French press and slowly press the plunger all the way down.
- Pour the hot coffee into a glass half filled with ice. If desired, serve with a splash of milk and a drop of syrup.
Add some sweetness
Add sweetness this summer and explore our range of flavours that can sweeten up your iced coffee:
- Roasted Hazelnut Syrup – delightful scent of roasted hazelnut, with rich, balanced notes.
- Caramel Syrup - delicious characteristic flavour of traditional caramel; round, lightly toasted notes.
- Vanilla Syrup - legendary sweetness of bourbon vanilla with an incomparably rich and delicious taste.
Salted Caramel Syrup – taste of butter caramel toffee, with a hint of vanilla that fades into a cooked caramel flavour.
Keeping it cool
Keep your iced coffee colder for longer and enjoy on the go with our reusable cups.
However you make your iced coffee, making it at home is more convenient and less expensive. Cold coffee on a hot summer’s days is the perfect way to keep you chilled. Keep updated with all our sunny snaps over on our Instagram and Facebook.