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Keep Your Cool with Better Brews: Four Tips for Next-Level Iced Coffee

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Iced coffee is a refreshing and popular beverage that's perfect for hot weather. Whether you're a coffee lover or simply looking for a cool and caffeinated drink, iced coffee is a great choice. However, making good iced coffee at home can be a challenge. How do you prevent the ice from diluting the coffee? How do you sweeten the coffee without leaving clumps of sugar at the bottom of the glass? In this article, we'll share three tips (and a bonus tip, if you stay till the end!) on how to make better iced coffee that will help you overcome these challenges and create a delicious and satisfying cup of iced coffee every time.

Keep Your Cool With Better Brews: Four Tips for Next-Level Iced Coffee | Six Four Coffee

1. Add Sweeteners While Hot

If you're a fan of sweetened iced coffee, adding your sweetener while the coffee is still hot is an effective way to ensure that it dissolves evenly. Sugar or honey can be added to the hot coffee as soon as it's extracted, allowing the sweetener to dissolve into the liquid. This ensures that the sweetness is distributed evenly, and not just concentrated at the bottom of the glass.

2. Make Coffee Ice Cubes

One of the biggest challenges with iced coffee is that regular ice cubes can dilute the drink as they melt. This can result in a weaker coffee flavour, which is not ideal if you're looking for a strong and bold coffee taste. Simply freeze some of your leftover iced coffee in an ice cube tray, and use these coffee cubes to chill your next cup. When these coffee cubes melt, they add even more coffee flavour to your drink instead of diluting it. This technique is especially effective for iced coffee that's made with strong espresso shots.

3. Add a Pinch of Salt

Adding salt to your iced coffee may sound strange, but it can actually enhance the flavour profile of your drink. Salt can counteract the bitterness in coffee, while also highlighting its natural sweetness. This also balances the flavours and makes the coffee taste smoother. If you're unsure about how much salt to add, start with a small pinch and adjust according to your taste preference.

Keep Your Cool With Better Brews: Four Tips for Next-Level Iced Coffee | Six Four Coffee

Here's a bonus tip for making even better iced coffee:

4. Use Alternative Milk Options

If you're looking to mix up your iced coffee routine, try using alternative milk options such as oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk instead of regular dairy milk. These plant-based milks add a unique flavour and texture to your iced coffee and can be a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Experiment with different milk options to find the perfect flavour and texture that suits your taste buds. You might be surprised at how delicious and satisfying your iced coffee can be with a simple switch of milk.

By following these four tips, you can make delicious iced coffee that's perfect for Singapore's hot and humid weather. To complement these tips, sourcing premium coffee beans can take your iced coffee to the next level. At Six Four Coffee, we prioritise the freshness and quality of our beans by roasting them locally in Singapore. If you're interested in elevating your coffee game, check out our website to learn more about our selection of premium coffee beans. Whether you prefer a classic iced coffee or like to mix things up with alternative milk options, these tips can help you achieve a delicious and satisfying cup of iced coffee that's perfect for any time of day. Give these tips a try, and you may just find your new favourite way to enjoy your coffee.

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