A big chill is sweeping the coffee industry as iced coffee beverages gain popularity. According to the National Coffee Association, the percentage of Americans who drink iced coffee beverages increased exponentially over the years. Following the popularity of cappuccinos mocha lattes and pour overs consumers are discovering that coffee is just as tasty and even more refreshing - when served cold. Iced coffee can be as easy to prepare as iced tea.
Step 1 - Bodum Pour Over - Buy the Bodum Pour Over also sold at RGB @ The Bean Hive.
Step 2 - Grind - Use a Hario Hand Grinder seen below. For grinder settings use Medium fine. For Hario grinder settings check out this article here: http://bit.ly/2aKKBzL or you could simply ask the good people at RGB to grind your coffee for your for the Bodum pour over.
Step 3 - Measure - You can play around with the variables of pouring speed & grind size to get the coffee that best suits your taste best but here is my simple recipe: 10g of coffee, use the Bodum spoon provided just make sure it is a heap and that should be about 10grams, water temperature should be around 90 degrees and use 116grams of water per cup of coffee. You will also need a scale to make a good pour over.
Step 4 - Pour - Start pouring in the middle and slowly move out in concentric circles. There are many techniques on youtube but just keep it simple and pour steadily for about a minute. I like to use 10grams because I feel that a little bit more coffee than the recommended 7grams is better when it is iced coffee.
Step - Enjoy - Add 3-5 ice cubes to your favourite cup, add the coffee and enjoy your beverage. Simple, easy and delicious. I prefer drinking cold pour over coffee as I feel I am able to get the most out of my coffee in terms of smell/taste.