6 Coffee Recipes Perfect For Summer
It’s finally summer and you know us, no season is complete without the perfect coffee drinks. We’ve got sweet, spicy, and something to keep you cool during those hot beach days.
Popularly referred to as simply “affogato,” is a coffee-based Italian dessert mainly consisting of two ingredients: a scoop of vanilla gelato (or ice cream) and a shot of hot espresso. So basically two of our great loves in one dessert. All you need is a shot (or two!) of espresso and pour it over a scoop of ice cream/gelato. Did you know, the word “affogato” literally translates to “drowned” in Italian, referring to the cold ice cream/gelato that is drowned by the piping hot espresso.
Iced Coffee with Baileys
It’s kind of expected at this point, but you know we couldn’t leave a little booze out of this round-up. Bailey’s sweetness is the perfect compliment to the boldness of iced coffee and it makes the perfect brunch (or breakfast) drink. Pair it with our Kona Blend and sail away to a perfect island oasis.
Ok, we know this might sound a little strange, but trust us it totally works. Coffee and tonic both have sharp flavors and are long-lasting on your pallet. They make the perfect duo! “It’s as simple as an espresso poured into a glass with tonic water and ice. The result is not only tasty — citrusy, crisp, and refreshing — but also beautiful, as the espresso sinks into the tonic water.”
Why choose between having chai tea and coffee when you could have both? “Steep your tea in 6 oz of hot water. While the tea is steeping, prepare the espresso shot or measure out cold brew concentrate. After the tea has steeped, mix in your desired amount of honey. Pour over ice. Add coffee and milk and stir to mix.”
Cardamom Cold Brew
This is a quick and easy way to add a little variety to your coffee either sprinkling it straight in or even frothing it with our milk. Cardamom is a complex flavor with zesty, citrus, and nutty notes. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re looking to mix things up without a complicated recipe or an empty wallet we’ve got you covered.
Mint Mojito Iced Coffee Popsicles
We saved this showstopper for last. These bright, fresh summer treats are exactly what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. It only requires four ingredients and assembly is a breeze. After letting your coffee steep for 12-24 hours, combine with brown sugar. “Place a few torn mint leaves into each popsicle mold and top with a few tablespoons of half and half. Freeze for 15-20 minutes, until slightly firm. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze for another 20 minutes until set.” You’ve now got the perfect coffee/dessert hybrid!