Iced Matcha AeroPress Latte

Iced Matcha AeroPress Latte

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While the only thing this drink has to do with St. Patrick’s Day is its green color, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a perfect way to celebrate the shamrock-filled holiday. This recipe is easy to make and a perfect pairing of matcha, coffee and milk.

What is matcha?

Matcha is a vibrant and finely ground powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Originating from Japan, matcha is celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and health benefits. Unlike traditional green tea, where the leaves are steeped and discarded, matcha involves consuming the entire leaf, delivering a concentrated dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Its distinct taste is characterized by a harmonious balance of sweet, vegetal, and slightly bitter notes, making it a perfect pairing with coffee.

What is a matcha latte?

A matcha latte can be made with only matcha and milk or also with the addition of coffee. Coffee makes everything better, so we’ve included an espresso-style coffee with the AeroPress coffee maker to add some complexity and depth to the drink.

Can you make a matcha latte hot?

While this recipe is iced, you can easily make it hot by using steamed milk instead of cold milk. If you plan to make it hot, add the matcha and coffee to the cup first, stir and then layer the milk on top.

How to make an iced matcha latte

Step 1: Brew the coffee
Begin by making espresso-style coffee in the AeroPress. Prepare the AeroPress for brewing in the upright position. Ideally use the flow control cap, if available. Grind 20 grams of coffee to near espresso fineness and add to the AeroPress. Add 110g of near-boiling water to the AeroPress and stir back & forth aggressively. Set aside to brew for around 2 minutes.
Step 2: Make the matcha
While the coffee is brewing, sift 1 to 2 teaspoons of matcha into a bowl. Add ¼ cup of water to the matcha powder and whisk aggressively until combined.
Step 3: Finish the coffee
After the coffee has brewed, slowly push down on the AeroPress over 30-45 seconds. Pushing slowly helps reduce astringency in the final coffee and promote a more even extraction.
Step 4: Combine together in a glass
Add ice to a glass and layer with matcha, milk of choice and cooled coffee.
Step 5: Sweeten (optional)
If you want some added sweetness in the drink, you can sweeten with a simple syrup, honey or maple syrup. You can add it at the end or add it to the brewed coffee to better incorporate.