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How To Make Iced Americano

Not every coffee drinker is a fan of intense espressos, ristrettos, or lungos. An americano is a perfect option for those looking to transition from lighter coffees to espresso or those who want exactly something in between. Put it simply, an americano is a diluted espresso and it can be transformed into a refreshing and delicious cup of coffee for summer days. Keep reading to learn how to make an iced americano.

What Is An Iced Americano?

An iced americano coffee is made of espresso shots topped with cold water to create a light layer of crema, then served over ice cubes. The result is a refreshing and rich cup with depth and nuance. It’s common to find iced americanos available at coffee shops, but this wonderful drink can easily be brewed at home if you have access to an espresso maker.

Iced Americano Recipe

Portfolio coffee beans, an espresso maker, cold water, and ice are your basics for the iced americano recipe. Espresso makers can be of two main types: stovetop espresso makers, also known as Moka pots or Italian coffee makers, and espresso machines. Both can brew delicious coffee so go with the one you prefer. As long as you’re able to get an espresso shot you’re sure to be equipped to brew an iced americano.

Iced americano ingredients

Iced Americano Ingredients

  • 1 espresso
  • 1 glass of cold water
  • Ice cubes

How To Make Iced Americano

  • Step 1: Brew an espresso shot and let it rest while you prep your final cup.
  • Step 2: Fill your cup with as much ice as you’d like. There are no hard rules here, it’s all about your personal taste.
  • Step 3: Add cold water to the cup. If you need a starting point, try a ratio of 2:1 as in 2 parts water to 1 part espresso. The more water you add, the more diluted the americano will be and have a lighter taste.
  • Step 4: Pour the espresso shot into your iced cup. Stir gently if you’d like to preserve some of the crema for extra taste.

What Are The Best Coffees For Iced Americano?

Iced americanos are generally best enjoyed if brewed with beans with low acidity and hints of sweetness - these also tend to pair extremely well with milk and creamers if that's your preference. Well-balanced coffee beans are ideal for a refreshing iced coffee that is not bitter. All beans by Portfolio coffee can be enjoyed as an iced americano, but these are the staff recommendations to get you started.


Mastering the art of making an iced Americano opens up a world of refreshing coffee possibilities. With its strong and smooth flavor profile, this beloved beverage is a favorite among coffee enthusiasts.

At Portfolio Coffee, we take pride in offering high-quality specialty coffee for wholesale purchase. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in every sip of our carefully selected coffee beans. Whether you're a coffee shop owner or a passionate home brewer, our wholesale coffee options allow you to bring the finest coffee to your customers or indulge in a café-quality experience at home.

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Embracing the art of making an iced Americano is not only a delightful way to quench your thirst but also an opportunity to explore the world of specialty coffee. With Portfolio Coffee, you can elevate your coffee experience and enjoy the rich flavors and unique characteristics that make specialty coffee so exceptional.

So, whether you're seeking a refreshing iced Americano or looking to delve into the world of specialty coffee, trust Portfolio Coffee as your go-to source for wholesale coffee and a convenient coffee subscription service. Indulge in the finest coffee beans and embark on a journey of flavor and quality.

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