You can prepare refreshing and fruity Ice Brew with our instructions and without much effort at home – without adding vanilla ice cream and cream. Perfect for those hot days when you don’t want to miss your coffee. What’s so great about it? Easy preparation, great result.
What is Ice Brew anyway?
Ice Brew is prepared in exactly the same way as filter coffee. The only difference is that the amount of water is divided into 50% water and 50% ice during preparation and a slightly finer grind is used. The filtered hot coffee drips directly onto ice. As the coffee cools quickly, the extraction of bitter compounds is reduced, preventing the strong bitter taste of the commonly known „cold coffee“. Ice Brew retains the fresh and fruity taste of hot brewed coffee while leading to superior refreshment in summer.
Ice Brew Guide
1For a deliciously fruity Ice Brew from the Chemex, use 38 g of freshly ground coffee to 300 ml of hot water and 300 g of ice cubes.
2Make sure to use a medium to slightly finer grind. The optimum extraction time is 3 to 5 minutes. If the coffee is ground too finely, the coffee will flow off slowly and too many bitter substances will be dissolved in the coffee: an over-extraction.
3Rinse your filter paper with hot water as usual to remove the slight inherent taste of the paper and pour the water away. Then add 300 g of ice cubes to the carafe and replace the filter.
4Fill the ground coffee into the damp paper filter and brew your coffee with 300 ml of hot water as usual with the Chemex. The direct contact with the ice cubes cools the filter coffee quickly and removes its bitter substances.
5By mixing hot water and ice cubes, the coffee retains its usual flavor while providing a pleasant refreshment. And your Ice Brew is ready!
Everything you need for Ice Brew
In the video we show you how easily you can prepare Ice Brew at home.
Ice Brew with the AeroPress
What you need:
- 100 g ice
- 16 g coffee (fine to medium ground)
- 100 ml water
The paper filter is first rinsed with a hot water. 16 g of ground coffee is then placed in the AeroPress and half of the hot water is poured in. The mixture should first be stirred so that the coffee can be evenly distributed in the water. The remaining water is added, the paper filter and the sieve are attached and the whole thing is turned upside down. Due to the vacuum created in the AeroPress, the water is carried and drips only slightly. Now the AeroPress can be slowly pressed through and the coffee drips into a jug full of ice. The Ice Brew is ready!
Ice Brew with the hand filter
What you need
- 250 g ice
- 32 g coffee (fine to medium grind)
- 250 ml water
The paper filter is first rinsed with hot water and the hot water is poured away. The Hario V60 filter, together with the paper filter, is placed on a jar as desired and filled with the ground coffee. Moisten the ground coffee with a little hot water. Here you can observe how the powder begins to expand. After about 30 seconds you can pour the remaining water into the funnel. After 250 ml of hot water has dripped through the filter, you can remove the filter and enjoy your iced coffee.