Cupsmith's easy iced coffee recipe

Hot summer days are here and it's the perfect time to do a little less, sit down and enjoy a glorious iced coffee.

There's a lot of hype around making iced coffee in the speciality coffee world, but the Cupsmith way is always to make things simple - so simple you can make it at home, every day. And we DEFINITELY think you should dollop a large scoop of ice cream on top, like we've done here!

Cupsmith's iced coffee


We suggest making a batch of this coffee and storing it in a Kilner bottle in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, though ours tends to be drunk in one go.

So, here’s what to do based on using an 8 person cafetiere as this is what most of our customers have (if you don’t, ping us an email to and we’ll help you work out the best way using whatever you already have at home):

You’ll need your coffee to be more coarsely ground than usual, so when you order your Cupsmith coffee use the pull down menu and choose ‘ground for iced coffee’. All our coffees make delicious iced coffee, and our decaff is really good for it, perfect for afternoon drinking when you don’t always want the caffeine

Add 6 tablespoons of ground coffee to your cafetiere
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Fill up the cafetiere with cold water (to top line of the handle) and leave it to steep at room temperature overnight or for at least 12 hours
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After 12 hours, plunge away and pour into glasses, making sure you don't pour any of the coffee grounds in. 
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Serve over ice and add milk and sugar to taste, and definitely a big dollop of vanilla ice cream for total perfection!


Drink your iced coffee, sitting down, looking up at the magic of sunlight in the trees. And breathe. 


Join us as we all seek more peace and calm on these warm, summer days.



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