Summer’s here, which means your favorite hot beverage could use a serious cool-down. We’re thinking something cold and frothy, like an ice latte. But let’s be real: who wants to wait in the latte line when there’s precious sun rays to catch? You can make something just as delicious as what you're drinking at the cafe - at home!
Don’t have an espresso machine? Don’t fret! It's pretty easy to make a concentrated espresso-like drink from your Moustache Coffee Club beans, and even easier to create some frothy foam without a steamer or any specialized equipment.
That last one's actually pretty tricky - most coffee companies are lying about what actually goes into making a cup of coffee. Click here to learn about coffee quality - and how some companies skirt the issue. Then, when you've got some good beans handy - come back and brew!
The cafe on the corner uses an expensive espresso machine to pull shots, but there are a few ways to get a delicious brew for your at-home latté. Espresso is essentially just coffee that's brewed under high pressure, resulting in a concentrated and flavorful beverage. You can adjust your brewing technique to get a concentrated cup, which will taste great in your at-home iced latté.
Option 1: The easiest (and most delicious!) way to make an espresso-like drink is with an Aeropress. Find out how to make a strong coffee drink with an Aeropress here.
Option 2: If you don’t have an aeropress, begin by grinding your beans as finely as possible. Then brew your coffee with a high ratio of coffee to water. Our go-to is 12.5 grams of water to 1 gram of coffee (or 12.5 : 1).
The most important thing to remember here is to brew with freshly-roasted beans. Coffee tastes best about 3 days after roast, and only keeps at peak flavor for a few weeks.
Cafes get fresh beans delivered regularly, which helps their espresso taste great. If you want cafe-quality brews at home - start with fresh coffee! (We'll even send you some for free - check out our free trial today!)
After you've assembled your ingredients and brewed your espresso or concentrated coffee - it's time to get down to business.
Channel your favorite mixologist, and shake like a mad person for 30 seconds. Don't skimp out here, the more you shake, the frothier your latté will be.
Or however you want to keep your drink cool.
Don’t waste this summer in the coffee line. Get your day started right with a cafe-quality, ice-cold latté from your very own kitchen! For more recipes, coffee tips and tricks, check out Moustache Coffee Club’s brew guides including a few more cold coffee recipes.