I thought for years I didn’t like coffee. I had tasted coffee several times and even tried very sweet coffee from Starbucks. It all just tasted burnt and bitter to me. It wasn’t until last year when I tried a local coffee –PrimaCafe – in a french press that I learned I like coffee, if it’s made well.
Lately I have been playing around with our coffee and making fancy drinks at home. With it being a very warm spring so far cold coffee drinks are becoming a favorite around here. The biggest hit was a caramel blended iced coffee.
Another cold coffee drink I have been enjoying is an iced mocha. This is very simple.. I don’t really have a recipe as such. Just brew strong coffee, I like to make more than one cup’s worth and store it in the fridge. You should only make what you will drink in 1-2 days. While it’s hot add sugar to taste and 1-2 teaspoons or so of cocoa powder per cup of coffee. Mix well and let cool. Once cooled pour about half coffee and half milk over ice. You can play with this to fit your tastes.
If you are going to make coffee at home I highly recommend a good french press. A french press doesn’t burn you coffee like a drip coffee maker sometimes does. Also the only energy comes from boiling the water. My favorite french press comes from Bodum. They are glass and come in many different sizes to fit your needs. Also be sure to look for organic and fair trade coffee. My favorite brand is PrimaCafe.