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5 Amazing Summer Coffee Recipes

5 Amazing Summer Coffee Recipes

Summer coffee recipes don't have to be the same old stuff you have every morning before driving off to class or work.

These are some of our favorite summer coffee recipes that just about anyone will love!

Since the shelter in place order, whole coffee beans and ground coffee sales have gone up by 61% since mid-March. Consumers aren't willing to give up their morning rituals, including their consumption of delicious coffee, because of coronavirus. If you're looking to up your barista skills, here are a few things you need to know and 5 summer coffee recipes to try after you've acquired the right tools to replicate the caffeinated goodness.

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Tools

You can't make great coffee without having the right tools. There are several options to choose from when it comes to the brewing method. You could use a French press, Chemex, pour-over, or auto-drip. There are a few other methods to use, but these seem to be the most common. 

Each method has its way of brewing coffee, so make sure you familiarize 

yourself with your preferred method.

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Your choice of coffee will determine the richness of the coffee—the fresher the grind, the better the taste. Your best bet is to buy whole beans and grind them before each use for maximum freshness. Avoid using tap water. If you're a coffee connoisseur, then using bottled water is the way to go. Distilled water is too soft and makes for not-the-best tasting coffee.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are 5 recipes of coffees, you need to try this summer.

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Affogato

This recipe has 2 main ingredients, but you can add the toppings of your choice to make it uniquely yours.

2 shots of Espresso - if you don't have an Espresso machine just make a strongly brewed cup of coffee with 2 tsp of coffee in your coffee maker

2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream

Shaved dark chocolate to taste

Drizzle of caramel sauce

Chopped toasted walnuts to taste

Scoop your ice cream into your cup and sprinkle the shaved chocolate and caramel sauce over the ice cream, top with the coffee, then add the chopped walnuts and enjoy!

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Coffee Jelly

This is especially tasty on a hot day and a unique way of having your coffee. More of a dessert coffee than a morning coffee but still delicious and great for a pick-me-up.

2 cups of freshly brewed coffee

1 package unflavored gelatin

1 dollop of whip cream

A dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg

2 tbsp hot water

3 tbsp sugar

Dissolve the gelatin in the 2 tbsp of hot water, mix with the sugar and coffee, and bring it to a boil over high heat in a saucepan. Pour mixture into a large pan and refrigerate until the gelatin solidifies, for about 6 to 7 hours. Cut coffee gelatin into cubes and serve in a cup add a dollop of whip cream and dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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Armenian Coffee

If you like your coffee robust and flavorful t and then this is the one for you. You're going to need to purchase a finely ground coffee that dissolves in the water, not to be mistaken with instant coffee. You'll also need an Armenian coffee pot called Jazzve and espresso cups. Depending on how many cups you're making will depend on how much water to use.

Use the espresso cups to measure your water and make sure the water is cold when you pour it into the Jazzve. Add a tsp of sugar and stir the coffee and sugar together while the water is still cold. Turn the heat to high, and you must watch your coffee. Do. Not. Step. Away. 

Before it starts to boil, remove it from the heat, stir it and throw it back on the stove to heat some more but remove it before it starts to boil. Then serve.

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Iced Caramel Macchiato

This is one of the easiest drinks to make, and it's going to blow your mind. It's the most requested drinks at Starbucks and something you can easily replicate at home. The recipe calls for Espresso, but if you don't have that, you can make really strong brewed coffee or use instant Espresso.

For this recipe, we'll go with instant Espresso.

1 pack of instant Espresso

Ice cubes

1 tbsp Vanilla syrup

1 cup of 2% milk

Syrup

Fill your cup 3/4 of the way with ice, add syrup first, then your milk, and top it off with the Espresso. Then drizzle the syrup in a cross-hatch design, and voilà, you've got yourself your own Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato.

Cold Brew

If you can patiently wait for this type of coffee, it's worth it. You'll need a medium ground, medium-roast coffee, a French press, and 5 1/2 tbsp of coffee.

Scoop the coffee grinds, pour it into the French press, fill it with water, and stir the coffee, so all the grinds are wet. Cover, but don't plunge the top. Let the French press sit in the refrigerator and brew overnight between 16-20 hours. 

Plunge the top of the French press, pour it into a glass with ice, and pour in your milk to your desired taste and sip.

These 5 summer coffee recipes can be enjoyed alone or with company! Just make sure to stay six feet apart.

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