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Iced Coffee Recipes

This video shows you how to make exceptional cold brewed coffee!How To Use The Toddy!

Making iced coffee is not only a delicious way to enjoy our beloved beverage, but it will also save you a boatload of cash! To make this process simple, learn how to cold brew coffee. You can either do this in a french press or with the Toddy. The Toddy will create a larger volume, which you can store in the fridge and use the concentrate for your daily iced coffee. Below, I have listed a few favorite iced coffee recipes. If you are looking to consume several glasses, I would recommend the ‘Skinny’ versions. Drinking several glasses that contain sweetened condensed milk and cream could have a negative impact on your bikini body!

Iced Coffee Recipes

Simple Iced Coffee Recipe

  1. Combine one part cold brew concentrate to three parts of either milk, cream, or water.
  2. Sweeten to taste with syrup or preferred  sweetner
  3. Add some coffee ice cubes (Make coffee cubes with either concentrate or regular brewed coffee, poured into an ice cube tray)
  4. Enjoy!

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

  1. Fill half of a glass with cold brew coffee concentrate
  2. Add some coffee ice cubes
  3. Add 3 TBSP of sweetened condensed milk
  4. Add a 1/4 cup of cream or milk

Healthy Iced Coffee (Skinny version)

  1. Combine 2 parts coffee concentrate and 1 part water
  2. Add skim milk (optional)
  3. Add coffee iced cubes
  4. If sweetener is desired, use stevia

Unofficial Starbucks Iced Caffe Mocha (24 oz)

This recipe is all about the chocolate! If you choose to use a lower end, grocery store chocolate sauce, you will be disappointed.

  1. Add 1.5 oz. (6 pumps) of Fontana Bittersweet Chocolate Mocha Sauce
  2. Add 5 oz. of cold brewed coffee concentrate
  3. Add milk to the 3/4 mark of the cup
  4. Stir
  5. Add coffee iced cubes to just under the rim
  6. Top with REAL whipped cream

Alcoholic Iced Coffee (Adults Only!)

  1. Add frozen ‘Coffee Cubes’
  2. Add 2 ounces of half n’ half
  3. Add 4 ounces of Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate
  4. Add 1 ounce Coffee Liqueur
  5. Add 1Tbs Kahlua
  6. Add 1Tbs Irish Cream
  7. For best results, blend all ingredients for 10 seconds in a blender

Iced Coffee Tips

  • I always use coffee ice cubes, as they will not water down my drink, like the water based cubes do. If you find that your cubes are too strong, simply mix in some milk, cream, or water before freezing!
  • Mastering the perfect iced coffee is part of the fun! Try variations of these recipes to find your magical mix. Coffee is all about personal preference, so please mix it up!
  • Start with fresh roasted, specialty coffee! You will never create your dream beverage with instant coffee or store bought beans. These coffees are all stale and trying to revive them is a pointless endeavor.
  • Cold brew your coffee to eliminate the burnt flavors. When coffee is cold brewed, it highlights the natural sweetness of the coffee.
  • You can store the cold brewed concentrate in your refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Be sure to tightly seal your cold brew concentrate. Failing to do so will result in your beverage absorbing flavors from other items in the fridge. Nobody likes onion flavored coffee!

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Improve Your Garden With Used Coffee Grounds

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Improve Your Garden With Coffee Grounds

You’ve enjoyed your pot(s) of coffee, and now you’re left with a clump of coffee grounds to dispose of.  Don’t throw them out, or worse yet, rinse them down the drain! You’ll be happy to hear that your used coffee grounds make an excellent organic fertilizer for your garden or lawn. Many cities, including mine, have outlawed the use of chemical fertilizers. Misuse of these chemical fertilizers can negatively impact the water supply, as well as the condition of your soil. You’ll also save money! We’re already drinking coffee every day, why not take advantage of this added benefit from the coffee beans? There are a couple of ways that you can use coffee in your garden;

  • Collect the spent grounds in a large bowl or bag, and add them directly to your garden soil on a weekly basis. Coffee is one of the few things that you can add right away, without having to compost it.  Coffee adds Nitrogen to your soil, and helps it to retain moisture for a longer period of time. I don’t have a compost pile, so this is the method that I use.
  • Add the coffee into your compost pile. Coffee adds much needed Nitrogen to your compost, and retains moisture.  Mix the coffee into your compost pile to evenly distribute it throughout your compost. This will boost the effectiveness of your composting efforts.

Even if you don’t drink coffee, or you only drink a small amount, you can still benefit from this natural organic fertilizer. Just visit your local coffee shops, and let them know that you will be happy to take their grinds off of their hands. Starbucks, and other shops, will automatically store their used grounds in a large bag. The best part is…IT’S FREE! Starbucks puts out large bags of grounds and they are marked “Grounds For Your Garden”. If you haven’t seen this at your local shop, ask the employees when they usually put them out. Another idea is to ask them to store a couple of bags for you to pick up at a scheduled time.

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Coffee Ground Fertilizer BONUS…Goodbye Snails & Slugs!

You will also be pleased to learn that coffee in your garden will naturally repel unwanted pests, such as snails and slugs! Apparently, these creatures do not appreciate caffeine as much as we humanoids do! Place a mount of spent grounds around each plant to create an impenetrable barrier, and block the creepy crawlies from your flora.

Coffee Filter BONUS Tip

Keeping soil in your planters can be a challenge. Many times when you water your planter, you lose soil through the drainage holes in the bottom. To eliminate the soil loss, while allowing them to properly drain, place a coffee filter in the bottom prior to adding your soil. The filter will keep the soil in, and let the excess water out.

What are YOUR tips for using coffee in unique ways?


#Coffee. Simple. Beautiful.


Coffee. Simple. Beautiful

Everybody wants to make coffee complicated. Whether it’s the name of the beverages, changing the name of the sizes, or inventing $20K brewers. There are a zillion fancy coffee gadgets out there, many cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars. I’m one to geek out with coffee as much as the next guy or gal, but often, the best coffee is the simplest coffee. Hot water and ground coffee are the ingredients, we just need to combine, then separate them. This image is to emphasize that coffee isn’t complicated, coffee is simple. Coffee…Simple…Beautiful!

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For better coffee, try one of the brewing methods from our coffee brewing guides! They may take an extra minute or two, but you’ll be rewarded with exceptional flavor!

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Coffee Chat With Mike Crimmins, of “Daily Shot of Coffee”

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“4 ounces of burnt ashtray water”  Listen for this quote in the podcast below!  I had the honor of being asked to do a podcast about coffee by Mike Crimmins, from, back in February.  I ended up getting pretty sick the day before we were going to connect, and my cough just hung on forever!  We were finally able to get together and chat about….wait for it….COFFEE!   From how people can start the transition from industrial preground coffee to better coffee, our angst towards the ‘healthy coffee’ people, and why I started, we covered it all.  We also talked social media marketing, and what we’re currently up to.

I’d like to thank my friend, Mike, for inviting me onto his show, and allowing me to simul-post the podcast!  Mike is someone that I had never spoken to before this show, but we’ve been ‘talking’ online for more than 3 years.  We launched our coffee websites at nearly the same time, and Mike has always been an encouraging force in my business.  You can connect with Mike on Facebook and Twitter.
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Podcast resources:

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What did you think of the podcast?
Where are you on your coffee journey?
Do you have a coffee related question?
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“Bean Me Up, Scotty!” :: Coffee Tip


BEAN ME UP, SCOTTY!bean me up scotty

Even the great Captain Kirk sometimes has a hard time finding a decent cup of coffee.  Looks like this brew has been sitting around for quite some time.  Coffee, like any other food product, is always best fresh.  Fresh roasted and fresh brewed.  If you use an automatic drip coffee maker with a heating element, be sure to transfer your brew into an insulated air pot.  This will keep your coffee tasting fresh, instead of having it evaporate and cooked.  Leaving it on the heating element will make your coffee taste burnt, as this will continue to ‘brew’ the coffee.

For even better coffee, try one of the brewing methods from our coffee brewing guides!  They may take an extra minute or two, but you’ll be rewarded with exceptional flavor!

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