You’ve probably already seen this unusual combination of coffee and orange juice so many times on Instagram.
Honestly, I’ve tried it “before it was cool”, and it took more than a few times to adjust the measurements of coffee and juice to my own taste.
I’m here now to encourage you to try this fantastic coffee drink, not by giving you a specific recipe and measurements, but by giving you all the information you might need to know in order to try and make it at home and on your own liking.
What Exactly Do You Need To Make Iced Orange Coffee?
Luckily for every coffee lover here, you probably have just everything you need for this refreshing breakfast coffee drink. Here is a list of everything you will need to make it at home.
1. Any Strong Coffee
If you’re using espresso, a double shot combined with half a cup of orange juice is somehow the standard dose for this drink.
But the point here is for you to have fun and experiment with the brewing method or different coffee beans to find your perfect flavor.
2. Orange Juice
When it comes to orange juice, there are only 2 options: fresh orange juice, or store-bought.
I initially started with just a few slices of orange dunked in my iced Chemex coffee. When I realized I liked the flavor, I started squeezing a few more drops every time I made coffee until I decided that was my drink.
My advice is for you to do the same.
The flavor won’t be very strong and your taste buds will have time to adjust to the new combination of flavors.
3. Tall Glass Of Ice
That’s the last but not least thing that you’ll need to make this refreshing coffee drink. And the method below is the easiest you’ve ever seen.
How To Make Iced Orange Coffee
All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
- Take a glass and fill it about ⅔ of the way with ice
- Pour the orange juice into the glass
- Pour the coffee over the orange juice
- Garnish with a slice of orange (optional)
The aim is for the coffee to sit on top of the juice, so you get that beautiful layering.
If you’re using espresso coffee, you can just gently pour the double shot straight over the orange juice.
But if you’re using another type of coffee like cold brew, Moka pot, or AeroPress coffee, then you should use a spoon.
Before you add your coffee, hold a tablespoon over the top of the glass. Pour the coffee slowly over the spoon, so it hits the spoon before flowing down into the glass.
That way, it’ll sit on top and you’ll get that stunning gradient effect – just like the Instagram-worthy ones you get in a coffee shop.
How To Add Extra Flavor To Your Iced Orange Coffee
There are quite a few things that can add up to the flavor of this iced orange coffee. Here are some variations I’ve tried and some that I haven’t, but I’ve seen someone else likes it.
Iced Orange Coffee And Tonic
One thing you can do is top it with a little bit of tonic or soda water. This adds some fizzy bubbles to your drink, which actually works really well.
Think espresso tonic, with a massive burst of citrus.
Iced Orange Coffee And Cinnamon
Adding a stick or two to the iced orange coffee will give your drink an extra hint of flavor that perfectly complements the orange and the coffee, separately or together.
Iced Orange Coffee And Rosemary
Rosemary is not only beneficial for decorating and garnishing your glass, but for another flavor that goes perfectly well with orange and coffee.
Final Words From Me
A lot of people find this combination unlikely.
But if you give it a chance, I think you’ll find that the flavor is a lot better than you expected.
How about you?
Would you give this coffee drink a try?
It might even become your new favorite iced coffee drink.
Enjoy your coffee!
For another kind of iced coffee, check out these iced coffee recipes.
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