Simple Iced Coffee
Here’s two easy ways to make your own cool iced-java at home.
The pour over – This is the easiest way to get an iced coffee. Simply make your coffee like you normally do – drip machine, french press, pour over – and as soon as it’s brewed, pour the hot coffee over a glass filled with ice. This works ok, but frankly it’s a bit watered down unless you make it pretty strong. I recommend adding more coffee than normal to give it some punch.
1. First take your carafe and fill it halfway with water and then pour it into your coffee maker.
2. Now add your coffee – I would add an extra scoop or tablespoon as I would rather it be a bit stronger than weak.
3. Next fill the carafe a little over halfway with ice (half water plus half ice = full pot). You can put a little over 1/2 ice because of the air and space between cubes…but be carefull the first time – I hate wiping up spills!)
d. Brew the coffee and pull it off the hot plate as soon as it’s done brewing. It’s cool and ready to drink! Here’s a little tip – put a plate or some heat resistant pad between the coffee carafe and heating element to insulate it from the heat. this will make for a cooler, smoother batch. I made a small disk from cardboard, which does the trick.