The Tip Jar - Iced Espresso Breakdown

Tuesday April 21, 2015 // By Landon Christensen

Iced LatteCold weather, hot drinks. Hot weather, cold drinks. Customers typically want drinks that compliment the weather they’re experiencing. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cup of hot coffee most any day, but when the sun is beating down an Iced Americano just feels right. There will always be customers who order the usual, regardless of the weather or season, but learning how to create iced espresso drinks properly will have you prepared for any order! I’ll quickly go through some of the most common iced drinks made in coffee shops, you can apply these methods to any drink you may be making in your shop as well! We’ve made a quick video demonstrating the preparation of these drinks as well which can be found here. Just as in the video, I’ll be referencing a 12 oz serving as I go through the drinks. If you’re using a bigger or smaller sized cup, adjust accordingly and make it your own! These methods are just what we find works best for us, as always, tweak our methods to fit your shop and customer base.

Starting with my personal favorite, the Iced Americano, this is one of the easiest iced drinks to make, yet quite controversial. For this drink fill your cup approximately halfway with ice and add 8 oz of cold water. Pull 2 shots of espresso and pour it over the top. One cafe I recently visited went as far as using a cocktail shaker to completely mix the water and espresso - the choice is entirely yours. The debate with this drink (and many other iced espresso drinks) is that depending on what order you assemble them can greatly affect the taste of the espresso. Rapidly cooling espresso, such as pouring it directly over ice can “shock” the espresso which can yield an unpleasing taste to some. I personally have not done enough comparison to put an affirmative answer to the subject so I’ll let you decide for yourself which is better.

The iced latte is incredibly common in the warmer months and from this drink you can derive many others such as flavored lattes, iced mochas, or even come up with your shop’s own signature drinks. For this start by adding 8 oz of milk to your cup, then add your espresso next. From here you can top it off with ice before serving it to your customer. Now, if you want to make anything with flavoring the preparation will vary slightly. For a flavored latte you will still add your 8 oz of milk, then add your syrup to that followed by the espresso. Once all those components are added, quickly stir everything together before topping it with ice. For an iced mocha or anything with sauce you want to add the sauce first and add the espresso on top of that. Reason being, the sauce has a higher viscosity than syrup and if added directly to cold milk it won’t mix easily. Once you add the espresso on top you can stir them together, the heat of the espresso will help breakdown the sauce. From there add your 8 oz of milk and top with ice and serve to your customer!

For more info about drink preparation or brewing methods please browse our other BPS Blog articles or contact our superb customer service team toll free at 1(866)776-5288!

 

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