I made my regular, recurring visit to Starbucks yesterday to pick up my pound of ground coffee (went with the Kenya bold blend this time). While I was there the barista told me about the newly released Iced Coffee Blend and the special they were running. Buy a pound of the Iced Coffee Blend and my other pound of coffee is free.
Only problem, I got the hot coffee preparation steps down to a science – the iced coffee, not so much. My primary concern was the amount of water to use.
Thank goodness I see that Starbucks has posted some guidelines on their official blog
- Brew it double strength – use the same amount of coffee you’d normally make, but just half the water
- After brewing, add enough ice to fill your pot or pitcher
- Serve the coffee fresh over ice in a glass
According to Daniel, the Global Coffee Product Manager at Starbucks that wrote their blog post, he sweetens his with syrup and half-and-half. Doubt if I’ll go the half-and-half way, but I’ll try something fancy this weekend.
Any of you tried the Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend yet? What do you put in yours?[image via Starbucks.com]