How to make foaming iced coffee in an AeroPress

Ever enjoyed iced coffee with foam on top? You should. And it's really easy to make. 

Here's our favorite recipe for foaming iced coffee in the AeroPress. Enjoy on days when the weather is hotter than the hinges of Hades or on those slow afternoons when you need a little deliciously caffeinated pick-me-up...

Serves two, and looks like some kind of adult drink to boot! :)

Serves two, and looks like some kind of adult drink to boot! :)

Ingredients:

1. A little more than 1 scoop of coffee (22 g if you're counting, extra coarse grind)

2. A 12 oz travel mug full of ice cubes (nope, we didn't measure it -- deal with it!)

3. One AeroPress' worth of hot water (but not too hot) -- that's about 200 g

4. And of course, an AeroPress and S Filter

 

Method:

1. Place the plunger in the AeroPress and stand it upside down on the counter. Leave the lid and S Filter off.

2. Add coffee and just enough water to cover the coffee. Let it sit for 30 seconds. This is the bloom. It allows the coffee to open up so that it extracts the flavors you want more efficiently.

3. Pour the rest of the water into the AeroPress. Notice how a crust of coffee forms on top of the brew.

4. Place the S Filter on the AeroPress as a lid (no need to lock it in yet).

5. Wait 4 minutes and then break the crust of coffee so that the top is liquid.

6. Now carefully lock the lid and S Filter onto the AeroPress (if you've never done this before, try it without coffee first so you get the hang of it).

7. Let the coffee sit another 6 minutes (yes, seriously).

8. Add ice to the mug and carefully flip the AeroPress onto the mug. Press the coffee over the ice. 

9. Finally, attach the lid of the travel mug (make sure it's closed) and shake the mug vigorously for 15 - 30 seconds before serving. The shaking is what makes the foam, so shake more for more foam... 

That's it! Now you're ready to enjoy iced coffee that's as classy as Don Draper in a Brooks Brothers suit...