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    Japanese-Style Iced Coffee Recipe

    Japanese-Style Iced Coffee Recipe

    by Alex Brecher May 05, 2023

    Here is a recipe for people who are looking for a pure and delicious way to make coffee, or who love to try new ways to make coffee. Japanese-Style Iced Coffee is easy to make, and the product is simple and satisfying. Here’s how to make Japanese-Style Iced Coffee the low-acid way to make sure it’s gentle on the stomach. 

    What Is Japanese-Style Iced Coffee?

    Japanese-Style Iced Coffee is simple. It’s hot-brewed coffee that’s poured over ice immediately before serving. This may be a favorite for coffee purists, especially if you like your coffee black. The combination of hot brewed coffee and ice can bring out the flavors in a special way. Using a great-tasting coffee, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, can let you enjoy your Japanese-Style Iced Coffee even more.

    How to Weigh Your Coffee and Water

    This recipe calls for 8 ounces of ice, 1 ounce of ground coffee and 8 ounces of water. You can measure these ingredients separately on a kitchen scale. Just remember to tare, or “zero,” the scale with the carafe or jar, before adding the water or coffee beans. In other words, put the container or other receptacle on the scale, press the tare button, and wait until the scale reads “0.” Then add your water or coffee.

    It’s okay if you don’t have a kitchen scale. You can use about 1/4 cups of ground coffee instead of 1 ounce. Instead of 8 ounces of water, you can use 1 8-ounce cup, measured while the water is hot. You can also use about 2 cups of ice instead of 8 ounces.

    Best Coffee for Japanese-Style Iced Coffee

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is a great choice because it tastes amazing and is gentle on the stomach. This is a low-acid coffee compared to the average of national brands, and it comes in Regular, Half Caff, and Decaf options. 

    For this recipe, choose from Fresh Ground or Whole Bean coffee. If you use Whole Bean coffee, use a grinder or food processor to get it to a medium-coarse consistency.

    Making Japanese-Style Iced Coffee with a Coffee Maker

    Are you attached to your electric coffee maker? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. It’s convenient and easy to use, and you can still make Japanese-Style Iced Coffee in it. Just fill the coffee pot with ice and brew your coffee as usual so the hot liquid drops onto the ice.

    Recipe for Low-Acid Japanese-Style Iced Coffee

    Makes 2 servings


    • 8 ounces of ice
    • 1 ounces of medium-coarse ground coffee
    • 8 ounces of boiling water


    1. Place the ice in a large carafe or coffee pot.
    2. Place a filter on the top. Add the ground coffee to the filter.
    3. Add just a bit of boiling water onto the grounds so they get wet. Let the coffee grounds stand for 40 seconds to let the flavors be exposed.
    4. Slowly pour the rest of the hot water onto the grounds.
    5. Let the liquid drain through the filter.
    6. Serve and enjoy!

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