The treat we look forward to the most in the morning is a cup of Japanese Iced Coffee. It releases all flavors and aromatics from the coffee beans without the acidity.
Every morning, the one thing I truly look forward to the most is the first sip of coffee. As Mr. JOC and I both enjoy coffee, we purchase and try different beans from local and independent coffee roasters, as well as coffee shops we visited when we travel.
As Cold Brew coffee got more popular in the recent years, many coffee lovers seem to be more interested in how we make iced coffee in Japan, known as Japanese Iced Coffee. Today I’m sharing how the Japanese make iced coffee, which to us is “the best” way to enjoy coffee (until we find a better way).
Watch How To Make Japanese Iced Coffee
If you love iced coffee, you must try Japanese Iced Coffee. Enjoy all the flavors and aromatics from the beans without the acidity.
What is Japanese Iced Coffee"
Japanese iced coffee is simply coffee brewed with hot water, directly onto ice. One-third of the liquid is in the form of ice and the other two-thirds in the form of pour-over.
What makes Japanese iced coffee different from just adding ice to hot coffee" As you pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, it extracts a wide range of tasty flavors and aromatics from the ground coffee. As it drops onto the ice cubes, the ice cubes instantly lock those flavors by flash-chilling at the same time diluting the concentrate.
Taste of Japanese Ice Coffee
To really test out this method, we tested both cold brew and Japanese iced coffee with multiple coffee beans. For each side-by-side comparison, the first thing we noticed was that Japanese iced coffee has much more flavors and aromatics. The subtle hints of caramel, chocolate, berries, and other delicious flavors hidden in the coffee beans are more pronounced with Japanese iced coffee method for the same exact beans.
When done well, the Japanese iced coffee will result in ...