As summer arrives the demand for iced coffee grows and one particular style of those refreshing good boys is way older than you think.
Japanese-styled iced coffee is the subject of talk again after its return in 2019, but did you know it was created around the Meiji era in 1891? Author Kendō Ishii first introduced the drink at an ice shop - of all the places, right? -.
The first method of iced coffee created there consisted of soaking a bottle of coffee in well water or ice, so it cooled down from the outside. This way coffee wasn't diluted by ice and kept the delicious taste.
Later in the Taishō era (1912-1926) iced coffee began to show its face around coffee shop menus, the recipe included gum syrup and milk as well. As coffee is always evolving nowadays recipe is quite different from the Meiji and Taishō era, and luckily you can try it today!
You're gonna need:
20g of coffee ground (finer than the usual pour-over)
180g hot water
Insert the ice inside the carafe and place the dripper on top. Line with a paper filter and add the ground coffee.
Bloom it away and pour water until your scale shows 180g