Do you love the easy, inexpensive Aeropress coffee maker as much as we do? Or are you looking for a fast, flavorful way to make iced coffee? If so, you need to check out this method at Serious Eats. It's still scorching hot where we live and iced coffee is a daily ritual in our house. We make coffee using the Aeropress – which produces a rich, smooth brew free of bitterness – and then chill the coffee in the refrigerator or use a cocktail shaker, shakerato-style. However, next time we're going to try this approach described at Serious Eats.
Used at the Gregory's coffee chain in New York, this process involves pressing the Aeropress over a cup of ice. It's a lot faster than many iced coffee methods and Serious Eats' Liz Clayton writes that "brewing with hot water directly onto ice tends to preserve the brightness of the bean."
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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