This Matcha Coffee Recipe is your go-to guide to making a homemade favorite thirst quencher. You can drink this hot or cold. Both are perfect, but I find the hot version creamier and more comforting to the tummy than the iced version. It’s an easy recipe that creates a beautifully layered drink you can have every day.
An easy Matcha Coffee recipe is always good to have on hand, especially for matcha enthusiasts! It’s like making a Starbucks matcha espresso fusion at home or a homemade matcha latte and green tea latte. All you need is the right amount of matcha powder, your favorite coffee, and the right brewing methods to get the best result from this delicious drink.
I find it interesting to mix matcha and coffee due to their different acidity levels. So far, matcha is the least acidic tea, followed by rooibos and black tea. While coffee has a higher acidity level than matcha. Putting them together can help reduce the acidity of coffee a bit.
what kind of matcha should I buy?
You may have heard of different grades of matcha. There is the ceremonial grade, premium, or culinary grade matcha. The ceremonial grade matcha has a vibrant green color, while the premium grade is slightly duller, and the culinary grade matcha powder is more dark and yellow. The ceremonial grade of matcha powder is the best or highest grade, the lower next level goes to the premium grade, and the culinary grade is for mixing and blending.
Although there are different levels in grades, they are not better or worse matcha. All of them are good quality matcha. They are used for different purposes due to their different tastes and colors. This is a result of different harvest timings.https://teaologists.co.uk/blogs/teaologists-health-habit-blog/93293825-how-to-differentiate-between-ceremonial-grade-matcha-and-culinary-grade-matcha
When it comes to making the best matcha beverages, culinary-grade matcha powder is just what you need to make matcha tea and matcha drinks.
I’m using this brand of matcha powder. It’s rich enough and the best of all I can find where I live.
You do want to be able to differentiate matcha powder and green tea powder. They come from the same tea plant called Camellia Sinensis, but they are processed by different methods. It can be hard to tell which is which since both can come in fine powder form.
Not all green tea powder has the health benefits and properties of matcha. The last thing you want is to be sold on the packaging that says it’s 100% matcha powder when in fact you are buying regular green tea powder. Matcha is more concentrated with green tea leaves, hence it’s brighter in green than green tea powder which is more of a dull olive green.https://www.worldteanews.com/News/not-all-powdered-green-tea-matcha
Why This Recipe Works for You
- Quick and easy brewing process takes only 15 minutes
- Simple ingredients you can purchase online
- Drink it anytime you want at home
- Provides health benefits from green tea goodness
- Gives you a drink with sustained energy throughout the day
Ingredients for Matcha Coffee Recipe
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 100ml hot water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit
- 2 1/2 tsp sugar or maple syrup
- A quarter cup of milk, such as fresh milk, whole milk, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or any type of milk you desire
- a hot cup of coffee at your desired amount (I use one Nespresso capsule)
How to Make Matcha Coffee
This recipe includes both the hot and iced versions. The iced version includes an additional step of putting ice in the mixture and that’s all there is. The ingredients are meant to make a warm cup of matcha coffee. If you are adding ice, you may wish to add a bit more matcha and coffee concentration to the mix so that the melting ice doesn’t dilute your drink too much.
Step 1: Prepare the Matcha tea
The first step is to boil at least 100ml of water. Then leave the water to cool to about 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You wouldn’t want to make matcha tea with boiling water. While waiting for the water to cool, scoop 2 teaspoons of matcha powder and sift it into a small bowl. Once the water is slightly cooled, add it to the matcha powder in the bowl.
Sifting is necessary because matcha powder is so fine the bits are stuck together. Sifting splits them up so that they can mix better in your drink.
Step 2: Froth or Whisk the Matcha
Then whisk the water and matcha to mix them well together. If you don’t have a bamboo whisk, you can use any regular whisk. A metal whisk, blender, hand frother, or milk frother works fine. You can even shake the matcha mixture in a bottle, so long the matcha mixture doesn’t turn out clumpy and chalky. You want to keep the matcha powder suspended in water. Do this until it’s frothy on top.
I don’t have a matcha whisk, so I will do this with my Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother.
Step 3: Sweeten the Matcha mixture
Add 2 teaspoons of sugar or maple syrup to the matcha mixture. Then, mix them up together until the sugar or maple syrup dissolves. Next, form the bottom matcha layer by pouring the matcha and sugar mixture into a glass. Leave it to cool while you go on to the next steps.
Step 4: Make the Coffee
The amount of coffee is pretty much up to you depending on whether you want more coffee or the flavor of matcha. I make 2 tablespoons of ground coffee with 40 ml of hot water using a filtered coffee machine. Make sure to use boiling water for the coffee and dissolve the coffee completely. You can also use an espresso machine or Nespresso to make the coffee. Even instant black coffee works if you like.
Step 5: Add Milk and Coffee to Matcha
Next, if you wish to make iced matcha coffee, this is the time to add 1/2 cup of ice to the matcha mixture. Otherwise, you can skip this step. Then, pour a quarter cup of cold milk into the glass cup of matcha with sugar. Do this slowly by pouring the milk over the top of a spoon into the cup so that the milk doesn’t splash down to the bottom of the glass. Then, pour the warm coffee on top to make the last top layer of the matcha coffee drink.
Drink Matcha Coffee
Matcha coffee is not only a delicious drink, but it can also be fun and easy to make at home. Mixing matcha and coffee goes so well together. This reminds me of a popular drink in Hong Kong called Yuenyeung, which is mixing brewed coffee, Hong Kong-style milk tea (black tea, evaporated or condensed milk), and sugar together.