How to cool coffee? (+5 tips)
In this article, we will answer the question “How to cool coffee?”, and how to make French Press coffee?
How to cool coffee?
- Use ice cubes. But nothing is really exciting about that unless you made a strong brew and desperately need to dilute your coffee whilst chilling it.
- Chill coffee with water or milk in an ice cube tray. Whenever you want to enjoy your coffee cold, take out some cubes, pour milk over them, sweeten your coffee and enjoy.
If you enjoy sweet coffee but have a hard time dissolving sugar in the cold milk, consider adding it to your coffee and then freezing it. In this way when the cubes melt, they give you a sweet and chilled coffee.
- Blend your coffee with ice cubes in the regular cocktail shaker. You can remove the ice cubes after mixing if you do not want to dilute your coffee.
- Another way is to transfer your hot brew from cup to cup for a rapid heat transfer. Alternatively, transfer your hot coffee to a metal cup or a martini shaker for rapid heat transfer as compared to glass or ceramic.
- Dipping a metal spoon repeatedly in your hot coffee until It is drinkable is another trick you can try.
What is the difference between iced coffee and cold coffee?
How to make iced coffee?
Iced coffee is brewed by the regular method. The brewed coffee is then frozen in an ice cube tray. Milk is poured over these cubes before drinking. The result is a thinner coffee with a mild taste. Therefore, make a very strong brew so when it is diluted, the flavor is not lost.
How to make cold brew coffee?
Cold-brew takes time. In this method of brewing, the coffee grounds are immersed in cold water and allowed to sit as is for at least 12 hours. Then, the coffee is steeped. The coffee grounds are filtered and the coffee concentrate is mixed with water or milk.
Ice is added to chill it. Cold-brew results in a bitter and acidic flavor since the brew relies on cold water to extract all the oils and flavors from the beans over an extended period of time.
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Tips to make iced coffee?
Use instant coffee
Instant coffee is often looked down upon for a french press but it works best if you want to make iced coffee. Just mix and stir a heaping tbsp of instant coffee with some warm water and add chilled milk to it. Ice cubes can also be added.
Make a paste of coffee and water and dilute it a bit. Pout the mixture to the ice cube tray and freeze. Whenever you want to make iced coffee or iced latter, put some cubes in a mug and pour milk over it, voila, your chilled latte is ready.
Improvise your ice cubes
If you like your iced coffee to be more creamy with a rich flavor and thicker consistency, freeze coffee with milk in the ice cube tray. Use regular milk or coconut milk if you are allergic to dairy. You can add honey for sweetness and flavor.
Serve with Seltzer
Espresso pairs well with sparkling water. You can make your own espresso spritzer at home by pouring espresso shot over ice cubes in a mug followed by some sparkling water to jazz it up.
Refrigerate your beans
Experiments have shown that refrigerated whole coffee beans yield a more even grind, which is the base for a perfect brew. This method is not only suitable for an iced coffee but works best for hot coffee as well.
How to make French Press coffee?
Preheat your press
Pour some hot water into the beaker and drain it once the beaker is hot. This step keeps the coffee hot for longer.
Weigh your coffee grounds
It is recommended to weigh the coffee to get the perfect coffee to water ratio each time. A 1:10 ratio i.e use 1g of coffee for every 10g of water is ideal.
Check the temperature of the water
The recommended coffee press water temperature is 195-205 degrees F. Use a thermometer to check the temperature.
Add coffee grounds and hot water
Add the coffee grounds and hot water in the right proportion into the preheated french press. Stir with a spoon.
Put the lid on and start the timer
Cover the lid to keep the steam inside. Wait for 4-5 minutes. Press the plunger down all the way to the base of the beaker.
Serve and enjoy
Decant your coffee if you do not want bitter flavor. Serve warm and enjoy.
In this article, we answered the question “How to cool coffee?”, and how to make French Press coffee?