Sunday, September 27, 2009

AeroPress Iced Latte Coffee Recipe

Thanks to Stephen, at Big City Coffee, I won an AeroPress Coffee & Espresso maker a few months back on their Facebook Fanpage! I was really excited to win this cool coffee maker! Because it is such a cool coffee gadget, I decided to make my first cup of espresso into a Iced Cafe Latte. Make note that I am not a cold coffee drinker! I had read somewhere that someone used a French Press to make a cold espresso. I gagged thinking about it but decided to try it out.
The instructions included with the kit are extremely easy to follow! You put a filter in the cap and twist it onto the chamber. Then place it on a sturdy mug. It is best to use a fine-drip grind coffee. I used Cafe Pergolesi Espresso from Big City Coffee. I would say that it is one of the smoothest espressos that I have ever had. The smell is so inviting! I wanted to make the double espresso so the instructions said to use two AeroPress scoops of grind.This is the part where you are to pour in hot water (175-180 F) for best taste! My filtered tap water was easily 100 degrees off! You slowly pour in the water and then stir with paddle for about 10 seconds. Next you wet the rubber seal and insert the plunger in the the chamber. Gently press down about a quarter of an inch and I held that pressure for about 20-30 seconds all according to the instructions. The plunger goes to the bottom of the coffee and it is finished!

I have to say that it tasted a lot better than expected. It was very smooth, rich and no bitterness. I tossed in some milk and ice cubes to make an iced latte. The advantage of doing this with the cold water is that the ice cubes didn't melt. I rate this a 9.9 for a cool iced latte! You'll have to try it and see if you like it. My daughter finished mine off. She loves her coffee cool/cold. She loved it.

I have since used the AeroPress for hot espresso too. Very quick and easy. This will be great to take along on a trip too! I love it that it is plastic so no worries about glass breaking.


1 comment:

Cheaptech said...

awesomeness. I just got this Aeropress gadget. Way cool. I like my coffee with some more strength so I increase the temperature of the water to around 200f or basically a simmer and also wait another 10 seconds before pressing it through. Just my preference, but so far this is an amazing gadget!

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