June has been a crazy month.  We moved, we went to a conference, we had our first event at our new location... I haven't had much time to blog.  I promise to do better next month.  In the meantime, be sure to check out something we just launched today: http://www.overflowcoffeebar.org/marathon.html.  We're very excited about the announcement we're making on this site too!
Brandon took this photo of me and I love it.
Happy Anniversary, Brandon!
We're celebrating 4 years on July 1.  <3

Make Iced Coffee at Home

It's summer and time for having iced coffee.  We thought you might appreciate some advice from us about making iced coffee at home - to save you budget and to spoil your taste buds.  Here are some instructions for making coffee-shop-tasting iced coffee at home! 

We also have a new coffee for the summer that's perfect for making iced coffee: Brazilian!  This coffee is from the Mountain Mogiana region, one of the best coffee producing regions of Brazil. Its aroma is reminiscent of sweetened chocolate; its flavors are citric with a hint of nuttiness The coffee has a full body and creamy, savory aftertaste. In 2008, the farm this coffee was grown on received a Sustainability Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Buy some at http://www.overflowcoffeebar.org/shop.html.
  1. Brew your [Brazilian] coffee as you normally would.  You do NOT need to make it overly strong.
  2. Put it in a plastic pitcher or cup and cover it.  Do NOT use glass as it may crack with the drastic temperature change.
  3. Place the pitcher or cup in an ice water bath so that half of the outside of the cup is soaking in the cold water.
  4. When the coffee has cooled to room temperature or below, it's ready to enjoy over ice and with your preference of milk and sugar.  Drink through a straw for maximum satisfaction.
  5. Refrigerate the leftovers but enjoy them within the next day or two before they get stale.
To make the iced coffee extra special for yourself or for summer guests, use sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk or half and half.

MOST IMPORTANT: Do not pour hot coffee from your brewer over ice. This will just dilute your coffee.
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