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Quick Iced Coffee

Sometimes referred to as the “Japanese iced coffee” method, the secret to having tasty iced coffee fast is brewing with hot water over ice. Brewing the coffee with hot water allows the chilled brew to retain some brightness and acidity while also being immediately consumable. This method allows for endless flavor and acidity variations vs. the straight-forward nature of cold press coffee.


things you'll need

  • Hario V60 or any pour-over brewer and 1 filter
  • Hario carafe or a 16-oz glass jar
  • Coffee (we recommend Morning Glory Blend)
  • Tablespoon
  • Hario buono or water kettle
  • Ice
  • 10 oz. hot water

things you’ll want:

  • Digital scale
  • Quality burr grinder

step 1: prep the brewer

  • Pour 2 oz. of hot water through the empty filter to remove any papery taste, dump this water before moving to the next step.

please note:
This recipe was brewed with a Hario V60 and Glass Carafe but can be brewed with any type of pour-over, even a Chemex.

step 2: ready the coffee

We use pre-ground coffee, you may use whole bean and grind for a pour-over (medium-fine)

  • No scale: add 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee to the filter
  • Scale: weigh out 30 grams of ground coffee in the filter

step 3: ice ice baby

  • No scale: add 1 cup of ice (8 ice cubes from a standard tray) into the carafe
  • Scale: add 200 grams of ice into the carafe

step 4: places, action

Place the brewer on top of the carafe and ready 1 cup of boiling water

  • No scale: pour about 1/3 of the boiling water over the grounds to saturate
  • Scale: pour 75 grams of boiling water over the grounds to saturate

step 5: good things come to those who wait

Let the coffee ‘bloom’ (fancy word for when fresh coffee meets hot water) for 45 seconds and take a minute to ponder life’s mysteries

  • No scale: pour the remaining water over the grounds in a circular motion making sure it all drips through
  • Scale: pour water until you reach 200 grams, make sure it drips through

step 6: enjoy

  • Compost the filter and spent grounds
  • Pour a cup of delicious, ready-to-drink iced coffee

brewing essentials

Hario V60 Ceramic Cone

$25.00

Glass Serving Carafe

$25.00
Morning Glory Light Roast Fair Trade Coffee Bag

Morning Glory Blend

citrus & golden raisin
$11.00
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Published by Peace Coffee on July 5, 2018.

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