Cold Coffee Time: Two Refreshing Favourites for Hot Days
29 November 2023
When the mercury rises, a steaming cup of coffee might not be the first thing on your mind. That’s where the refreshing allure of cold coffee steps in. Whether you’re a fan of the slow-brewed magic of true cold brew or the quick chill of espresso over ice, cold coffee has become a summer staple. Today, let’s explore two of our favourite picks for those moments when the heat demands a cooler caffeine kick.
1. Iced Coffee or Iced Latte: Classic Coolness
Let’s kick off with the timeless classic – Iced Coffee. It’s a breeze to prepare and a delight to sip on those scorching afternoons. Here’s how you can whip it up:
- Chilled espresso shots (1-2, depending on your preference)
- Ice cubes
- Milk (or your favourite non-dairy alternative)
- Optional: Cream and a dash of chocolate sprinkle for the dairy enthusiasts
- Pour a shot or two of espresso into a glass.
- Add a handful of ice cubes.
- Gently pour in your milk.
- For the ultimate indulgence, top it off with a dollop of cream and a sprinkle of chocolate.
2. Coffee Freddo: The Greek Twist
Watch out for this Greek favourite coming to a café near you soon. ‘Freddo’ translates to cold in Greek, and these drinks bring a creamy, frothy delight to your cold coffee repertoire. There are several recipes – some add a little raw sugar – but the texture of the Freddo makes them hard to stop drinking and can be a real point of difference for your café as well as fun to make at home. Check out the Greek National Barista champion crafting Freddo masterpieces in this video: Link to Video
- Espresso shots (2-3)
- Ice cubes
- Raw sugar (optional, depending on your sweetness preference)
- A milkshake maker for that signature creamy texture
- Add your raw sugar to a milkshake maker cup with 2-3 shots of freshly brewed espresso.
- Add ice to the milkshake maker cup.
- Now, here comes the Greek magic – employ a milkshake maker to whip up the coffee into a frothy, creamy delight.
- Serve in a glass over ice.
Cold coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s a remedy for the heat and a canvas for creativity! Whether you opt for the simplicity of Iced Coffee or dive into the Greek charm of Freddo, these cold coffee delights are sure to keep you cool and caffeinated all summer long.
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