A Guide To Making Iced Coffee At Home

Here are our top tips on making the perfect iced coffee at home using freshly brewed Bristol Twenty coffee.

Coffee is very much all about personal taste. That is why when it comes to iced coffee, you can quite literally have your favourite coffee but just over ice! You are free to add your chosen milk alternatives as well as sugar and syrups to change up the flavour of your everyday coffee for the warmer weather. However, it all starts with the coffee and below we have explored a few different ways you can create your iced coffee at home through different methods and using different blends of Bristol Twenty Coffee.

bristol twenty iced coffee recipes

Bristol Twenty Iced Coffee Recipe

What you’ll need 

  • Short, strong freshly brewed coffee (see guide below)
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk/milk alternative
  • Sugar or Sweetbird syrup if you want to make it sweeter


  1. Brew your coffee of choice
  2. If you want to add sugar, add it to your brewed coffee, stir to dissolve.
  3. Fill your glass with ice cubes
  4. Pour in your coffee, around 1/3 of your glass
  5. Top up your glass with your milk or alternative of milk of choice
  6. Give it a stir and enjoy.

Freshly brewed coffee for the perfect iced coffee

Our freshly roasted coffee is our specialty, so we have decided to share with you all a variety of ways to brew fresh coffee for your iced coffee.

Whether you own an Aeropress, V60, or stovetop we will show you the different ways as well as for a simple espresso method and coldbrew.

As important as those fresh roasted beans are to your cup of coffee, it’s what you do with them that counts the most.

bristol twenty iced coffee recipes
Aeropress Bristol Twenty

Aeropress Method

This method uses our Aeropress, creating a short strong burst of coffee, which is perfect to use in your iced latte. The Aeropress yields smooth, rich coffee with less than 1/5 of the acidity of drip brew coffee. It’s easy to use and quick to clean making this the ideal coffee maker for the home, the office, or even on the move

  • Which coffee? Medium or dark roast coffee. How about our Copa Cobana blend?
  • What grind? Medium fine (similar to caster sugar)
  • Coffee dose: 20g
  • Water: 100g
  • Brew time: 1 minutes
  • Milk 25ml milk or milk alternative

AeroPress Iced Coffee Method

  1. Fill up glasses with ice cubes
  2. Brew your coffee and pour over ice
  3. Top up with 25ml milk or milk alternative
  4. Mix and enjoy!
V60 Drip Filter Bristol Twenty Coffee

V60 Drip Filter

  • Which coffee? We would recommend our La Selva blend. Blended from 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified ™Arabicas, our La Selva espresso is balanced, bright-tasting and well-rounded with spicy and aromatic undertones throughout.
  • What grind? Medium fine (similar to caster sugar)
  • Coffee dose: 15g
  • Water: 250g
  • Brew time: 2 minutes

V60 Iced Coffee Method

  1. Fill up a glass with 5 ice cubes and fill 3/4 full with milk or milk alternative of your choice.
  2. Brew your coffee and pour over ice and milk.
bristol twenty iced coffee recipes


An espresso makes for the perfect iced americano if you are looking to reduce your milk intake.

  • Which coffee? We recommend our TwentyOne Ten blend of coffees from Brazil and Costa Rica.
  • Coffee dose: 17-19g
  • Brew Ratio: 1:2.25
  • Brew time: 30-35 seconds
  • Milk/Water Milk of your choice, or water for an Iced Americano.

Espresso Iced Coffee Method

  1. Fill up a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Brew your espresso and pour over ice, give a little stir to cool it down.
  3. At this point you can add in any syrups to flavour your iced coffee.
  4. Top up with milk of your choice or water for an iced americano
  5. Enjoy!
Cold Brew Coffee - Bristol Twenty Coffee

Cold Brew ( An Iced Coffee Recipe Alternative)

With the Toddy Cold Brew System you can create a ‘coffeehouse’ cold brew coffee – iced cold, and in the comfort of your home.

  • Which coffee? We recommend our Formula 442 blend.
  • What grind? coarsely ground coffee
  • Water: 1L of cold water (filtered for best results)
  • Brew time: 22-30 seconds – Complete immersion of grounds – means delivery of consistent flavor profiles
  • You’ll also need: A sieve and a muslin cloth

Cold Brew Method

  1. Pour the cold water onto the ground coffee in a large jug
  2. Stir, cover and leave for 18-24 hours in the fridge.
  3. Filter through the sieve, and then through a muslin cloth.
  4. Serve over ice and enjoy!