It is turning out to be a particularly hot summer. As the saying goes 'if you can't drink hot coffee on a hot day you're weak and won't survive the zombie apocalypse.' But if you do want a delicious cold coffee to help cool you down then here are three great recipes you can try.
Japanese Iced Coffee (Serves Two) by James Hoffman
You will need:
The recipe works off a ratio of 60g of coffee per litre of water. This can be scaled up or down. You need 40% ice to 60% water.
Cold Brew Coffee
You can make Cold Brew using anything that will filter the coffee once it has steeped. Hario make some fantastic Cold Brew kits which are relatively inexpensive. But you can also make it in a trusty cafetiere. Here’s how:
A coarse grind allows the coffee to slowly extract, achieving a smooth, sweet taste. Something mellow and sweet such as our Smooth Bore Blend works well. Too fine and you’ll get bitter coffee and sediment in your cup. Filtered water will mean you coffee tastes softer. If you live in a hard water area then you’ll taste all the soluble material in the water.
You need more coffee than you would use for a normal French Press coffee, typically 8 parts water to 1 part coffee. So use 60g of coffee to 480g of water (approximately 480ml). This will be strong, so works well over ice.
The quickest and simplest. You’ll need espresso for this recipe. If you don’t have an espresso maker I’d recommend making espresso-style coffee using an AeroPress, or a very strong filter coffee. The Cafflano Kompresso is ideal for making espresso quickly and allows you to make this recipe on the go.
Hopefully these recipes help you make the most of the gorgeous weather. Let me know how you get on below.