While a nice hot cup of coffee can be a nice warm treat on a winter morning, the same cup might be completely undesirable during a summer afternoon. Iced coffee is very easy to make with the AeroPress® coffee maker. The Aeropress brews a delicious cup of iced coffee very quickly, and for only about $25.
If you are a stranger to this wonderful coffee maker, you are in for a treat. The Aeropress uses a simple plunging mechanism to push water through a filter located in the cap of the Aeropress. We have articles on a couple different brewing methods. We cover both standard brewing and inverted brewing. Normally the coffee is dispensed into a cup placed below the brewer. For creating our iced coffee this will be the same, except the cup will be filled with ice.
Keep reading to learn how to create the perfect cup of iced coffee in under 2 minutes!
Iced coffee is brewed in one of two ways, either a hot brew or a cold brew. Lets discuss the differences between the two brewing methods.
Cold brewed coffee is a slow brewed coffee that is never heated.
The hot brew method involves brewing your coffee hot and then cooling with ice immediately after.
The Aeropress coffee maker shows its strengths when brewing iced coffee. It takes some of the more favorable parts of hot and cold brewing and combines them into one powerful little iced coffee brewer.
As mentioned above, we are brewing a delicious iced coffee by creating a concentrate with the Aeropress. This means that we need to use an adjusted water to coffee ground ratio.
Lets use a ratio of 24g of coffee per 2.5oz of water. This means we will be using two scoops of ground coffee with just under two shots of water. Use this ratio to create as little or as much brewed concentrate as you need.
We will also be steeping for 90 seconds, which will create a delicious concentrate for our iced coffee.