What's better than Iced Coffee on a hot summer day? Not a whole lot if you ask me! But why would you pay big bucks for coffee with ice when you can easily make it at home for a fraction of the price? Here are a few tips to make a delicious, refreshing Iced Coffee that will really hit the spot without putting a dent in your wallet:
1) Whatever method you use to brew, make your coffee at least twice as strong as you normally would, meaning use twice as much coffee for the same amount of water. This will ensure that each sip of your coffee stays delicious as your ice melts.
2) Plan on adding sugar? Try to do so before cooling your coffee down. This will help it dissolve. If you've already cooled your coffee, another option is to sweeten it with a simple syrup like the one found here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-syrup/
3) Allow your coffee to cool before pouring it over ice. This will slow the melting ice and keep your drink cooler and more potent for longer.
4) Use any leftover regular coffee you may have and make 'coffee' ice cubes. This will take care of the “watering down effect” regular ice has.
Product Review! Bonavita Travel Kettle
This is my new travel kettle, and I love it! It's made by Bonavita
(www.bonavita.ca/bonavita_travel_kettle.htm) and it holds 0.5 litres of water – just enough to make roughly 2 cups of brewed coffee. It fits in my suitcase perfectly, so I will no longer have to shell out big bucks for terrible coffee when I travel. I will happily tote it along with me so i can make delicious coffee in my hotel room. I will be writing a more extensive blog post about how to put together your very own Coffee Travel Kit soon, so stay tuned.