Writer Jane Austen wrote to her sister in late summer 1796:
While it is hot in some parts of the USA, Europe has been experiencing record-setting heat for two months now. In June, a city in France endured an all-time high of 115⁰F, while several other countries, including Austria, Luxembourg, and Germany, logged new high temperatures too, making June the hottest on record. July was much of the same – forest fires, buckled train tracks, air quality warnings, and drought-like conditions. Late in July, several countries issued “red alerts” as the temperatures increased. Britain logged 101⁰F in Cambridge; the Netherlands had 104⁰F in the south, breaking a record more than 50 years standing. Germany hit a record with 106⁰F in the western region of the country. Many homes and businesses do not have air conditioning, and with water-usage restrictions and dry fields, it seems most Europeans are just trying to stay cool.
While there is not much that can be done about the temperatures, there are plenty of things that someone can do to beat the heat – including our favorite, iced coffee! Summer is perfect for this treat. We have a recipe with some suggestions on the newest trends in iced coffee below, but in the meantime, we are offering a sweet deal on our coffee and products.
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Hit Me With Your Best Espresso Shot
Espresso is a great way to start when making an iced coffee. We offer some of the best European espresso, ground and in whole beans. We have many great Italian brands: Lavazza, Sant Eustachio, Caffe Vergnano, illy, Segafredo, Kimbo, to name a few; we also have delicious German brands such as Caffe Hausbrandt, Dallmayr, and Tchibo. All of these brands are known for strong, flavorful, classic espresso, and all of them would make a hot or cold drink that satisfies.
We also have a wide range of capsules for the Nespresso machine, and four roasts for the Segafredo Espresso machine.
You can always use instant coffee for iced coffee too – that makes it super-convenient and quick! We offer instant coffee, extremely popular in Europe, from several brands, including Davidoff, Nescafe, Tchibo, Jacobs, and Douwe Egberts, and in several roasts, with something for absolutely everyone. You can search coffee on our site by brand or by type.
Coffee In The News
Coffee Trends This Summer
Summer is the season of iced coffee, and this season’s big trend, again, is cold-brew coffee. Those who love it say cold-brew is particularly smooth because the cold water slowly extracts the coffee from the beans. (Cold-brew is easy to make, and of course you
can use any of our coffees. See below.)
But this summer, look for unique styles of the brew, new and surprising flavors, and techniques that kick-up your coffee drink a notch. Here are a few:
–Floral flavors such as rose, violet, and elderflower
–Summer herbs, added to simple syrup, such as mint, basil, and rosemary
–Using different varieties and blends of coffees
–Infusing the cold-brew with surprising flavors such as juniper and agave; cocoa; pepper; vanilla bean, and vodka
How To Make Cold-Brew Coffee
1. Use high-quality beans (we have plenty from which to choose). Grind the beans semi-coarse.
2. Stir ¾ cup grounds with 4 cups of water, and put in the fridge for 6-18 hours to make a concentrate.
3. Strain in a sieve lined with a coffee filter. For concentrate, use one-part concentrate with two-parts water to start. You can adjust the proportions of water and grounds depending on how you prefer your coffee. Enjoy!
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!