3 Ways to Make Coffee This Summer


This is not a tribute to all you bloggers who have coffee listed under your profile descriptions ("I love Jesus and coffee etc. etc."). No, no. This is for us basic, late-to-the-game newbs who discovered only recently that coffee is actually pretty good. And when I say coffee is good, I mean flavored creamers are good.

So, if you're a long-time coffee aficionado, please refrain from the eye-rolling at my ultra-basic suggestions for how to make coffee this summer so you aren't sweating to death holding a hot cup of coffee in 95 degree weather. (Or, more likely, so you aren't shelling out big bucks to Dunkin Donuts daily for their iced coffees).

Instead, let's just celebrate the fact that I now am a real grown-up and actually enjoy coffee, and in my newfound status of coffee-drinking let me humbly share with you 3 ways to make coffee this summer that Devin has labeled "so obvious that only a 5th grader would need to read this."


1. Blended frozen coffee
Make hot coffee and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Once it's frozen, put a bunch of ice cubes in the blender with creamer & milk and blend until smooth!

2. Non-watery iced coffee...thanks to coffee ice cubes
Just like suggestion #1, make hot coffee and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Then, set aside the hot coffee in the fridge. In the morning, it'll be nice and cold, and when you head out for a swelteringly hot day, add those coffee ice cubes to keep your coffee non-watery and still cold.

3. Cold brew
We bought this cold brew pot on Amazon and love it! Fill the filter with coffee grounds, set it back into the pitcher and slowly add water over the coffee grounds until the pitcher is full. Leave the entire set-up in the fridge for 18-24 hours (24 hours=extra strong coffee), and then take out the filter of grounds. The pitcher of coffee should stay good for up to 3-4 days.




What drinks are you loving this summer? 

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