the American songwriter, Brian Wilson once said, “Summer means happy times and
good sunshine.” And what better way to beat the heat than with an ice-cold
Caffè di Artisan offers the best coffee pods on the market,
which makes for easy coffee concoctions. Below you will find four cold coffee
drink recommendations to enjoy this summer. If you have your own ideas or
creations, send them to our social media
1) Coffee Lemonade
There’s something about sweaty summer days that make you crave
sweet foods or drinks. Common standbys include watermelon, mojitos, or
lemonade. Cool down this summer with coffee lemonade.
Start by adding 1 cup ices to your glass. Pour over 1 Caffè di
Artisan coffee pod, 1.5 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1 cup
sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir, top with mint leaves and a lemon and voila!
A coffee lemonade to enjoy by the pool.
Feel free to add simple syrup if
you like a little extra sweetness.
2) Rose Water Cardamom
If you have a discerning palate, you are sure to adore the rose
water cardamom iced coffee. It’s a little bit sweet, lightly spiced, and offers
delicate floral notes guaranteed to delight your taste buds.
The first step is to create rose syrup by adding ¾ cup sugar, 2
tablespoons dried rose petals, and 1 cup water in a pot. Bring the mixture to a
boil, then let it simmer until the contents reduce by one quarter volume.
Strain and cool the syrup before use, or else it will melt your drink. You can
even store the syrup in your refrigerator for a couple of months.
Now for the drink itself… Add one-half teaspoon cardamom powder
to 1 cup of milk (your choice). Mix well. In a separate serving glass,
add your single Caffè di Artisan luxury coffee pod, adding 1 cup ice on top.
Next, add 2 tablespoons rose syrup over the ice, as well as the mixture from
before. Add a rose petal or two to the glass for an expert presentation.
3) Nutella Blended
Since gourmet coffee often contains chocolatey and nutty flavour
notes, it pair quite well with Nutella, a chocolate and hazelnut spread. This
is the perfect drink for a coffee drinkers with a sweet
In a large blender, add 1 cup soy milk, 1 Caffè di Artisan
gourmet coffee pod, a half teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 teaspoons Nutella, 1
tablespoon sugar, and 1 ice cube. Blend until the mixture has reached a smooth
and even consistency.
Add a little chocolate syrup or Nutella to the sides of the cup
for presentation. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or
a single piece of dark chocolate.
4) Iced Ube Horchata
Ube is a trendy flavour that is popping up everywhere. But what
is ube? Ube, pronounced oo-bae, is a purple
sweet potato from the Philippines. It’s sweet, full of antioxidants, and
delightfully purple in colour. When added to this horchata coffee drink, it
really brings the flavours together.
Here’s how to make iced ube horchata lattes for
three to four people.
Add 16 ounces each of almond milk, coconut milk, and rice milk
to a large pitcher. Whisk vigorously while sprinkling in 2 teaspoons cinnamon
and ¼ cup sugar. The mixture should be smooth and even (i.e. no lumps or clumps
of sugar). Next, add 3 teaspoons ube extract and stir well. Chill the pitch of
liquid in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
In serving glasses, add ample ice. Then pour the pitcher into
the glasses leaving a little room on top for your single coffee pod of Caffè di
Artisan espresso. Serve and enjoy!
We hope these recipes
keep you cool during the dog days of summer. For more great gourmet coffee
recipes, visit Caffè di Artisan today!
For foodies, espresso coffee is a dignified drink, full of flavours and personality. Unfortunately, not everybody feels this way.
Espresso coffee is a magical beverage. It can take a good moment and make it great. Like enjoying a book on a sunny patio while sipping out of your favourite mug.
When coffee pod machines first hit the market, they made quite a splash. It seemed like the perfect way to brew a single cup of coffee. The pod dispensers were less bulky than traditional drip machines and required less clean-up. Before you knew it, pod machines were popping up in dormitories, hotel rooms, apartment flats, and office kitchens.