Iced coffee has become a recent trend in coffee brewing, Iced coffee is truly a fantastic afternoon treat, but is also great to enjoy in the morning when it’s hot out. Iced coffee can also be combined with syrups for more flavor, and is the perfect solution when you can’t bear to drink your regular hot coffee, but need that caffeine. Not to mention it’s incredibly easy, even if you want to add a little flavor!
In order to make iced coffee, there are a few things you’ll need:
– a pitcher to put the iced coffee in
– roasted coffee grounds
– sweetener or sugar
– coffee maker
– a tall glass to put your iced coffee in
To start off, you’ll brew coffee just like you typically would if you were making any other kind of coffee. Brew your pot of coffee, using 2 spoon full of dark coffee per cup of coffee.
From here, put the coffee into a pitcher so it is easier to work with. From here, you’ll let the coffee stand at a room temperature for a few hours – you may even want to do this before you go to bed. If you make it in the morning, put it in the refrigerator and let it stand for a little while. This will help it chill a lot faster, making it easier to make it a lot colder, and making it much more refreshing during the hot weather.
Before you pour the coffee, take a tall plastic glass or a regular glass, and fill it up with ice cubes. From here, pour the cold, chilled coffee over the glass with ice cubes. This will help to chill it even more. After pouring the chilled, cold coffee into the glass, stir the coffee a little to help even out the temperature and chill the rest of the coffee a little. From here, you can also even add a splash of milk or sweetener, whatever you usually take with your coffee.
If you’re in a bigger rush in the morning, you can brew a pot of coffee, using about 3 to 4 even tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of coffee you’ll be drinking. From here, you can add sugar to the hot coffee right away, since sugar or sweetener breaks up and dissolves much quicker when coffee is hot, rather than when it’s iced. If you want to sweeten the entire pot, work out quickly how many cups you’ll be drinking or that will be on the pot, and add the appropriate amount of sugar, and then stir around with a spoon in order to blend in the sugar.
From here, take a plastic glass – not one made of glass, as the temperature change will typically crack the glass. Fill the plastic glass full of ice cubes, and pour the hot coffee out over the glass. This will chill the coffee, and make it the perfect iced coffee temperature.