I don't think the fact I'm a confirmed coffee-holic is a big secret.
The writer who drinks a lot of whiskey, has a drinking problem is almost cliche.
Then there is the writer who guzzles coffee by the gallon while writing. That may be cliche, but I happen to know of a few writers for whom that is true!
I'm one of them.
I don't love just any coffee....noooo. My current favorites are whole bean Dark Mahogany and Italian Roast. I think I could be called a coffee snob.
My newest obsession is cold coffee. It's summer here on Ohio's north coast (aka Cleveland) and in the evening I do like to enjoy a cup, but it's often too warm.
Enter cold brew coffee.
The idea is simple, put coarsely ground beans in water for 18-24 hours, shake it up every few hours and when the brewing is complete discard the grounds. You're left with very smooth, flavorful cold coffee.
A quick Pinterest search will bring up all sorts of brewing methods and recipes. I did opt to purchase a nifty thing called a Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker simply because I didn't have any jars big enough and was going to have to buy something! It works great. I've been really enjoying a cold coffee drink on hot days.
I like to mix mine equal parts coffee and milk and mix in some chocolate syrup. Sometimes I add a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon. What a great cold drink for a hot day!
My latest batch is make with Italian Roast beans, I'm a dark roast fan all the way.
Got a good coffee recipe to share? I'd love to hear it.
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