How to make a Japanese-inspired iced coffee this summer

With warmer months just around the corner, iced coffee is a classic summer drink that is easy to make and enjoy at home.

This guide will teach you how to make a Japanese-inspired iced coffee in just a few simple steps.

We recommend serving your coffee black, but this recipe can be adapted and used with any milk or milk alternative such as soy, almond, coconut, or oat milk.

What is a Japanese-inspired iced coffee?

A Japanese-inspired iced coffee involves brewing your fresh coffee directly over ice, using the pour-over method. Instead of brewing your coffee and then adding ice. We recommend grinding your coffee fresh and using a V60. The result? An iced coffee that is balanced, low in acidity and as flavoursome as hot coffee

Choosing the right blend for your iced coffee

When it comes to making an iced coffee, which blend you choose is down to preference. We always recommend using fresh beans to get the very best flavours out of your coffee. But if you don’t have a grinder, our ground coffee is the perfect alternative.

How to make a Japanese-inspired iced coffee

Brewing equipment and ingredients

Brewing method

  1. Boil fresh water in a kettle
  2. Fill your chosen glass or cup with around 130g of ice
  3. Place your V60 over the glass or cup
  4. Insert a filter paper into the V60
  5. Add approximately 30g of freshly ground coffee
  6. Pour around 60ml of freshly boiled water into the coffee until it’s wet all over
  7. Pause and enjoy the moment for 30 seconds while the coffee ‘blooms’
  8. Slowly pour in approximately 330ml of water, moving in circles as you pour
  9. Let the coffee finish brewing and drip through into the cup and ice for around 3 minutes
  10. Remove the filter and the V60 from the cup
  11. If using, pour in milk of choice
  12. Serve, share, and enjoy.
pouring milk into a cup of iced coffee


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