In today’s coffee generation iced coffee is the darling of the coffee society where lots of coffee drinkers especially the Millennials love iced coffee in all year round. Iced coffee today is not a seasonal beverage, but it is already available at any time of the day.
There are several ways on how to make iced coffee.In fact, this well-loved beverage is the most popular do it at home coffee drink because we can add our own style and flavorings to it also it is refreshing and worth doing it.
In this blog, we want to talk about the Japanese style iced coffee. This is not your typical iced coffee where you stepped the coffee grounds, add ice and drink. In Japanese iced coffee, it has more delicate procedures but worth the try. So let’s start!
Japanese iced coffee doesn’t have actual ice to it. Instead, during the process of making you will use ice instead of hot water. A special tool called Chemex is used in making the iced coffee. The results are stronger cold coffee treat filled with flavor that is perfect for a hot summer afternoon treat.
What You Will Need
You don’t need many ingredients and tools in doing the Japanese style iced coffee, but it is better that you use a proper type of coffee maker for this job as it is the only way to truly replicate this style of iced coffee.
- Ice Cubes
- Fresh Ground Coffee
- Hot Water
This procedure is good for a single cup serving (16-ounce) of Japanese iced coffee.
This procedure is from Roasty Coffee.
Step 1: Measure Your Ice
To begin, add your ice to your Chemex. For the best results, be sure you use a kitchen scale. For a 16 oz. cup of Japanese iced coffee, add 8 ounces of ice to the Chemex to account for approximately half of your finished volume.
Step 2: Prepare Your Coffee
Grind your coffee of choice and measure out about 1.8 grams of coffee for every finished ounce of brewed coffee. For best results, try using a medium-coarse ground. So, for a 16 oz. beverage, you will use about 30 grams of coffee. If you don’t have a scale handy, each tablespoon is equal to about 5 grams of coffee.
Step 3: Boil Your Water
Boil your water on the stove until it reaches somewhere between 195°F and 205°F. Once it reaches this temperature, immediately remove it from the heat.
Step 4: Brew the Coffee
Pour the hot water over the grounds. Since we are making a 16 oz. cup and we already have 8 ounces of ice, add 8 ounces of hot water and allow it to brew. During this process, the hot coffee will pour over the ice, melting it while unlocking some of the rich and wonderful flavors in the coffee.
Step 5: Pour Into Glass and Serve
During the brewing process, much of the ice will melt. The goal is to have it all melt, but if there is some left don’t worry. You will still have an amazing cold up of Japanese iced coffee. Pour the coffee into a glass and enjoy your coffee. It really is the perfect pick me up for a hot summer afternoon.
If you have been searching for a new way to enjoy your favorite coffee, this Japanese iced coffee might be your brew. We do believe that we will surely enjoy this refreshing style of iced coffee.