Chill Your Espresso Right - Avoid Ice Pitfalls

Chill Your Espresso Right - Avoid Ice Pitfalls

Pouring freshly brewed espresso over ice may seem like a quick way to create a refreshing iced coffee, but it's actually a common mistake. The shock of the cold ice can cause the espresso to become bitter, over-extracted, and watery, losing its rich flavor and creamy texture. To enjoy a tastier cold coffee, experts recommend first combining the espresso with cold water or milk and then adding ice. This method helps preserve the espresso's nuanced flavors and prevents the ice from melting too quickly. Additionally, for sweetening, syrups blend better with cold coffee than granulated sugar or honey, which should be mixed with the espresso before adding it to the cold liquid. The article suggests experimenting with various iced coffee recipes, such as iced Americanos, iced flat whites, and espresso tonics, to discover your preferred cold coffee concoction.

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