Kori Kohi is a drink created by UCC Coffee made with Cold brew ice coffee cubes, warm milk and sweet syrup. The perfect coffee for the hot summer!
If you’re a coffee fan and think that Dalgona coffee was worth the effort then wait till you try this, with just three ingredients and way much less effort, this iced coffee from Japan may look simple but it does the job, inject some caffeine into your system in a delicious manner. “Kori Kohi” literally means “iced coffee” in Japanese, I am not sure if it was created by UCC Coffee but definitely they popularised it, a simple cold brew coffee, frozen into ice cubes served with warm milk and sugar syrup.
Unlike Dalgona that uses instant coffee, Kori Kohi uses the real thing, a cold brew coffee and its quite simple to make, first you need a coarsely ground coffee beans, place it in a container then pour water, let is steep overnight, strain the coffee then you have the cold brew. It’s up to you how strong do you want it, but because it is cold brewed the there is no heat involved that will affect the coffee taste when it is brewed, so you can make it as concentrated as you want and just dilute it with water later. For this recipe do not skip this process as this is quite the key on making a good Kori Kohi, it gives that smooth feel other brewing types can’t give. Once you have the cold brew all you need is pour it on ice cube containers then freeze it.
What if you don’t have coffee beans and grinder, then as a last option is to use instant coffee but don’t blame me for not tasting similar to what UCC offers as these tastes more artificial compared to the cold brew version, like I said if you are desperate then this is your only solution unless you buy a triple shot espresso then use that instead but that defeats the purpose of making it all at home.
One thing you will notice is that this type of iced coffee is one of the best out there becuase the magic is in the ice cubes. Unlike the normal iced coffee where you use normal ice that melts making your coffee watered down, this one retains the same taste from start until you finish them.
Prepare cold brew, combine ground coffee beans and water, place in a covered container. Let is steep overnight, strain the coffee using a cheesecloth after 12 hours then place the liquid coffee in ice cube containers. Freeze.
Prepare simple syrup, in a small saucepan combine sugar and water , bring to a slow boil then mix until sugar is fully dissolved. Let it cool then set it aside.
Prepare 4 glasses, equally divide and distribute coffee ice cubes on all the glasses, pour a cup of warm milk on each glass then serve with sugar syrup.
You can adjust the taste by adding more milk or using less iced coffee cubes. I prefer my coffee strong so my ratio is 1:1 for milk and coffee.