Chill out and perk up your coffee this summer

For all the coffee addicts out there, yes you, the last thing you want on a hot summer day is a cup of hot coffee. Now the exception to that rule was my amazing Dad. He loved his coffee! Even when it was 100 degrees outside, that man would poo a cup ot hot steamy coffee. I really don’t know how he could stand it but he did!

For those of us who want something cold and refreshing, but still get our coffee fix in, how about a nice Iced Coffee? I wanted to share some tips and tricks from Gevalia to help chill out and perk up your coffee this summer (and I’m not just talking brewing coffee and adding ice!) With the summer weather here and iced coffee actually costing more than hot coffee at coffee shops, (I don’t get it) here are some ways that you can create your own delicious ice coffee for a fraction of the cost!

1.       Brew the Perfect Gevalia Iced Coffee: Start with 12 slightly rounded Tbsp. of premium blend coffee, like Gevalia, a coffee with a rich Swedish heritage now available is U.S. coffee aisles, and fill to the coffee maker to the 8 cup level.  Brew, refrigerate and serve over ice. The bestGevalia roasts to use when making iced coffee are House Blend, French Roast and Espresso Roast. (images available)

2.       How to Sweeten Iced Coffee: Simple syrup!  Mix ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate in a tightly covered container for up to one week.

3.       Cold Coffee Recipes: Tickle your taste buds by whipping up a delicious iced coffee recipe like a Lemon-Ginger Iced Coffee or a Whipaccino.  Click here for these recipes and more.

4.       How to Avoid Watery Iced Coffee: Make coffee ice cubes.  Pour chilled coffee into ice cube trays. Freeze and use in place of regular ice cubes. For extra flavor, use frozen raspberries, too!

5.       Add Summery Flavors: Vanilla, orange, coconut and more – your favorite flavor extract (¼ tsp per serving) will dissolve quickly in hot coffee. After brewing, refrigerate, stir and serve over ice.

What sets Gevalia apart from other premium coffees?

  • For more than 150 years, the Swedes have been perfecting Gevalia coffee. Gevalia roasts its beans with care and the result is an exceptional taste, cup after cup. 
  • In Sweden, where the citizens drink more coffee than almost anywhere else in the world, Gevalia is their preferred brand.
  • Previously available online only, Gevalia is available in select stores in 10 premium varieties:

Choose one of your favorites! Traditional Roast, Traditional Roast Whole Bean, House Blend, House Blend Decaf, French Roast, French Roast Whole Bean, Colombia, Espresso Roast, Vanilla and Chocolate Mocha.

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