My Iced Coffee Recipe

(Adapted from my previous post: My Coffee Recipe)

To start you’ll need an Aeropress, and a grinder equivalent to Capresso’s Infinity conical burr grinder. A normal burr grinder or even a decent blade grinder would probably do just fine, but you might end up with a smokier taste.

You’ll also need a way to boil water, a twelve ounce dishwasher safe glass, and of course, some coffee beans (probably at least 1/8 lb to be on the safe side). I don’t recommend trying a glass that is not dishwasher safe, because even with ice, it will get hot.

  1. Fill the glass with ice cubes to half an inch below he rim.
  2. Add skim or 1% milk to the ice-filled glass until it is up a third of the way
  3. Set up the Aeropress on your glass
  4. Now, bring the water to boil. You’ll only need about 6oz at the most
  5. Once it begins boiling, turn off the heat. If you leave it boiling, the water will be to hot when you brew.
  6. Grind on the finest “fine” setting on the infinity (not extra fine) for 25-30 seconds (#5 on the infinity), and pour grounds into the Aeropress.
  7. Now, fill the Aeropress the measuring cup/plunger to between 2 and 3 cups.
  8. Trickle some water into the grounds, and then follow with a full pour
  9. Work Aeropress’s magic. (you know, stir for 10 seconds and then plunge for ~20)
  10. If there is space left over in the glass, just add cool water
  11. Wash Aeropress
  12. Enjoy!

I suggest not adding any sugar, so you can get the taste of the bean. Trust me, give it a couple tries if you’re used to sugar. In fact, I don’t think this method would work well with sugar, since it’s best to add sugar before icing the coffee, and this ices it right away. You could try agave syrup instead.
But, if you use this method your coffee will not be very bitter—only the natural bitterness of the bean which is much less than you’d expect.

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