Exploring Iced Pour-Over Excellence

Exploring Iced Pour-Over Excellence

August 19, 2023

Unveiling Road Coffee's Signature Chemex 


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As summer continues to move along, our love for a ice coffee doesn't waver. In fact, it's the perfect time to delve into the world of iced pour-over coffee drinks. Imagine the familiar comfort of your favorite brew, now transformed into a chilled and invigorating experience. Let's journey through the realm of iced pour-over perfection.

Discovering Iced Pour-Over Styles:
Iced coffee isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Just like fashion, there are styles that cater to every preference. From Japanese-style iced coffee, where hot coffee is brewed directly onto ice, to the intricate flash-chilled method that gives you a pure coffee essence, there's a chilly style that's just right for you.

Brewing Excellence:

Amidst the array of choices, there's a standout in the realm of iced pour-over – the Chemex method. It's a classic favorite, celebrated for its harmonious blend of traditional pour-over finesse and the invigorating touch of ice. At Road Coffee, we've developed a soft spot for this approach, and now we're ready to unveil the magic that makes our Iced Chemex Pour-Over truly extraordinary.

Diving into the Chemex Method:
So, what makes the Chemex method stand out? Imagine the sleek glass vessel, the mesmerizing spirals of a Chemex filter, and the way coffee flows through it like poetry in motion. Now, add ice into the equation – a chilling counterpart that's about to shake things up, quite literally.

The Iced Chemex Pour-Over Step by Step:

Step 1: Gather Your Gear
You'll need a Chemex brewer, Chemex filter, your favorite Road Coffee beans, a grinder, ice cubes, a kettle, and the patience of a coffee monk. We recommend trying out Nomad or Guatemala coffee. 

Step 2: Grind and Measure
Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency – something akin to the texture of sea salt. For the Chemex, a general rule of thumb is 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio. For example, 30 grams of coffee calls for 450 grams of water.

Step 3: Filter Up!
Unfold your Chemex filter and place it in the brewer. Rinse it with hot water to get rid of any papery taste and preheat the vessel.

Step 4: The Coffee Dance
Add the ground coffee into the filter, gently tapping to settle the bed. Now, it's showtime! Start pouring hot water over the coffee in a spiral motion. Brew about half of the water quantity, and let the coffee "bloom" for 30 seconds as it releases enchanting aromas.

Step 5: Chilled Elegance
Time for the cool twist! Fill a separate glass with ice cubes. As your coffee brews, it will cascade over the ice like a waterfall – instantly cooling and locking in flavors.

Step 6: Complete the Brew
Continue pouring water in slow, concentric circles until you reach your water target. Enjoy the sensational aroma as the coffee brews slowly.

Step 7: Sip & Smile
Remove the filter, give your coffee a gentle swirl, and pour it over fresh ice. Feel the symphony of flavors unfold as you take that first sip. A harmonious blend of boldness and coolness – now isn't that something special!

Summing It Up: For those scorching days when your longing for coffee remains steadfast, Road Coffee's Iced Chemex Pour-Over emerges as your gateway to a refreshing caffeine haven. It's a fusion of crafty brewing techniques and the crisp allure of an ice-cold concoction – a testament to the graceful synergy of sophistication and refreshment. So, prep your tools, refine your pouring finesse, and embark on a journey to capture the essence of summer in every invigorating sip. After all, why settle for anything less than vibrant and tasty sips?