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How do you make an iced coffee?

almost 3 years ago by Angela H.
Tags: iced coffee, brewing, selecting coffee, coffee gear
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Participant over 2 years ago
by Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler
The easiest way to brew iced coffee is to use the so-called "Japanese" method. Use your normal brew method, but make three minor tweaks. First, use half the water you'd normally use. Second, grind the beans slightly finer than usual. Finally, fill the vessel into which your coffee brews with ice, in roughly the same amount as what you used to brew (you can measure with a scale or even just estimate by eye). The brewed coffee will be twice as strong, but will be brewed directly into the ice, which instantly chills it. For beans, we especially recommend roasts formulated for iced coffee. Dig deeper by looking into our Iced Coffee 101, or read all about nitro cold brew.

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