As much as I love cold brew coffee, flash brew coffee (a brewing technique when you chill the coffee immediately upon brewing by brewing over ice always has a leg up for me). It does a much better job capturing the aromatics and complex flavor notes in a coffee better than the long, slow brew of cold brewing. One of my favorite iced coffee recipes is this easy and effective iced AeroPress recipe from Alexander Mills. Alex does a great job of making coffee information very accessible and I love his website and Instagram feed.
Iced Aeropress Recipe
- AeroPress filters
- 20 grams coffee ground medium fine
- 150 grams ice preferably large cubes
- 150 grams 210°F (99°C) water
- Gently add 150 grams ice to carafe
- Bloom coffee with 50 grams water and stir aggressively
- Add 100 grams water
- Add two filters to cap & add cap to AeroPress
- Flip AeroPress & gently press down for 30 seconds
- Swirl it & serve it, baby
- The recipe can easily scale up and down. Keep a 1:15 water ratio and split half the water weight between ice and water.
- The double filters helps improve the clarity in the cup, but isn’t essential.
Prefer a more visual version of the brew recipe?
I created infographics of each recipe, which you can see below. You can also find it on Instagram here.