Okay, okay. We surrender!
We surrender to whoever invented the cold coffee known as iced coffee. There’s little that quenches the coffee thirst and removes the sweat beads like an iced coffee on a hot summer’s day.
It seems we’re not the only ones who have fallen in love with iced coffee. The cold coffee can be seen in many places when the sun is high in the sky and the temperatures rise. For the same reason, today’s iced coffee comes in many forms, with sugary syrups and spoonfuls of ice to accompany the ice cubes. We just like the simple iced coffee: iced coffee on the rocks.
What is iced coffee?
In short, iced coffee is coffee that is cold. Iced coffee consists of coffee, milk, ice cubes and in some cases sweet flavourings.
Which coffee do you use for iced coffee?
When making iced coffee, it’s important to use a strong coffee. The strong coffee resists well when the ice cubes melt, and you reduce the risk of your dream iced coffee bursting and becoming a cold, watery coffee. We recommend that you use an espresso brewed coffee. A small and intense coffee. And preferably a lot of it.
A cool tip for iced coffee: it’s important not to use a coffee that’s too dark. A very dark coffee is often bitter, which is exacerbated by the rapid cooling that occurs when you pour the coffee over ice cubes.
As a rule of thumb, you need 7 grams of coffee for a 125 ml cup. You should double that rule of thumb when making iced coffee. And maybe even a bit more. If you brew espresso coffee, 18 grams of coffee is a good amount. If you’re a capsule connoisseur, it’s a good idea to use two capsules when brewing your iced coffee.
If you have neither an espresso machine nor a capsule machine in your arsenal of coffee equipment, don’t let your unattainable craving for homemade iced coffee get you down. Put your coffee maker to work and let it brew a strong cup of coffee. Again: twice as strong as the one you usually enjoy.
How to avoid a watery iced coffee?
We’ve covered it a bit, but we’ve got another tip up our sleeve for those of you who don’t want to tread water with the straw in a boring iced coffee.
To get rid of boring iced coffee, you can make ice cubes from coffee. So when the coffee ice cubes melt in the glass, it’s not water that dilutes the flavour, but coffee that enhances it. It’s smart and super tasty!
Recipe: how to make iced coffee to perfection
Let’s get to the point. You need to know how to brew iced coffee to perfection. And we give you that knowledge here.