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Monday, June 23, 2014

Delicious Iced Coffee At Home With Seattle's Best Coffee #GreatTaste

Seattle's Best Coffee #GreatTaste

It's summer, it's Miami and it's hot, like 90 degree hot. I want coffee but super hot coffee is just not an option. The answer? Iced coffee!! Now, I'm a recent iced coffee convert. I realized as much as I love black coffee, I cannot have dark iced coffee. It's too bitter. I need creamy, delicious iced coffee. We are on a budget since we are saving to purchase a home so going to a coffee shop for iced coffee is out of the question. So what do I do? I  make yummy iced coffee, just the way I like it, at home.

Having coffee, at least for me, is an experience. It's not grab the coffee, a cup and pour. NOPE! It all starts with the grocery shopping. When I want a serene, calming shopping experience, I head to Publix. I go alone. It's my time.

I stroll the aisles, look at the merchandise and selectively choose what I want to purchase. Well, I was super happy when I cruised the coffee aisle because my choice of coffee, for iced coffee, was on sale: $4.99!!!! I may or may not have bought 4 packages! Just in case you were wondering, it's on sale at Publix through 7/4/14. If you are a K-cup lover, this yummy blend also comes in K-cups and those are on sale for $5.99!! 

An hour or two later, I got home, unloaded my packages and started to make my iced coffee. This recipe is delicious, but there is a resting period so it's best to make the day before and you will have enough coffee concentrate for about a week!! 

Supplies: bowl, wooden spoon, cheesecloth, strainer and a carafe (or bowl with lid)

2 1/2 cups cold water 
1 1/2 cups ground Seattle's Best Coffee® House Blend

Pour grounds into a bowl. Add 1 cup cold water and stir gently. Slowly add remaining 1 1/2 cups cold water, agitating the grounds as little as possible.
Cover, steep at room temperature for 12 hours.
Strain the coffee grounds through a filter. Store concentrate in refrigerator up to 5 days.
To serve, add 1 part coffee concentrate to 3 parts water over ice. Enjoy your smooth-tasting iced coffee with your favorite mix-ins or toppings
Yields 1 cup / 300m
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I used this recipe and added a little milk and chocolate syrup. Hey, iced coffee is my afternoon treat!! How do you like your iced coffee?

I’m participating in a Seattle’s Best Coffee® blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program. However, all opinions are 100% my own. 


  1. Omg....that ice coffee looks amazing!! I totally agree, I love my iced coffee to be creamy too, it just tastes so much better. I'm totally making this cause I'm in Phoenix and it's waaaay to hot to be drinking hot coffee right now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It's delicious too.
    I was surprised when I learned that it was a process to make up a batch of iced coffee! You have to make it a certain way so the sugar goes in when it's still hot. (well you don't have to but it helps)
    I'm a recent convert too.

  3. Yuuuuuummmmm! I like Seattle's Best Coffee but I don't see it a lot here in Phoenix. I've seen the mixes in the frozen food aisle and I'd love to have K-cups (at $5.99!).

    PS Loved seeing you as member of the week on SoFab! congrats!



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