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Beat The Heat: Make An Iced Pour-Over

Home Iced Pour-Over Coffee

It’s summer in the city, which means there's a throng of tourists in a hot, smelly garbage cloud following you everywhere, your "cozy" fifth-floor walkup doesn’t feel like such a great deal anymore, and the office A/C just broke on the hottest day of the year. The last thing you need to worry about is getting extra-sweaty carrying your thermos of hot coffee around! If our team at Irving Farm HQ can do anything to help improve your summer (while you’re not at one of our cafés), it’s offering you our failproof iced pour-over coffee method.

While many cafés offer batch cold-brewed coffee, we find that the nuance and acidity that’s naturally within each coffee bean shines brighter in an iced pour-over. We do our large-batch and hand-brew methods over ice because they result in the most flavorful cup of coffee, but it’s also the most convenient method for the at-home barista! If you didn’t prepare a cold brew batch the required 12 hours ahead of time and you need your caffeine kick now, here’s how to make an iced pour-over coffee using a standard pour-over cone and decanter. 

CAFÉ PROCESS

(scroll down for the at-home version)

1. Place 200g ice in the decanter.

2. Add 30g coffee (ground slightly finer than for a hot pour-over) in the filter.

3. Pour 60-70g hot water onto the coffee and allow to bloom for 1 min. Then slowly pour the rest of the water—about 130-140g. Total amount of water should be 200g.

4. Total brew time should be about 3 min 30 sec.

5. Swirl and pour over a glass of ice.

 

AT-HOME DIRECTIONS

If you don't intend to use a scale to calibrate your daily coffee in grams, these directions aren't as painstakingly exact—but they're close enough!:

1. Place 8 or 9 ice cubes in the decanter (hot tip: a pint-sized mason jar, Pyrex pitcher, or regular ceramic mug will also work—as long at it's a vessel that's meant to withstand boiling water).

2. Add about 1/3 US cup coffee (ground slightly finer than for a hot pour-over) in the filter.

3. Pour about 60-70ml (about 1/3 US cup) hot water onto the coffee and allow to bloom for 1 min. Then slowly pour the rest of the water—about 130-140ml. Total amount of water should be 200ml—a little less than 1 US cup.

4. Total brew time should be about 3 min 30 sec.

5. Swirl and pour over a glass of ice...and enjoy!

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