A Cool and Easy Way to Enjoy Coffee during the Hot Months

Iced coffee is an excellent summer refresher but it has not received the attention as its cousin Iced Tea primarily because of careless preparation. Many coffee shops and restaurants use yesterday's leftover coffee that is simply chilled and poured over ice. When coffee is left to stand and cool down slowly, its aromatics are lost and it becomes flat and bitter, unlike iced tea.

To make a great tasting glass of iced coffee you need to take the same care as you would with hot coffee. Don't try to use leftover coffee for iced coffee but brew it as a delicious drink on its own.


There are two easy methods of preparing iced coffee:

Iced Coffee over Ice Cubes

  • Brew extra strength coffee using 2 tablespoon to 4 oz. of water
  • Pour over ice cubes
  • Add sugar or cream if desired

Note: The extra strength coffee is important so that when the iced melts it does not dilute the coffee.

Iced Coffee with Ice Coffee Cubes

  • Brew regular strength coffee and freeze it in ice cube trays
  • Fill glasses with the coffee cubes and pour regular strength coffee over them
  • Add sugar or cream if desired
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