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Cool recipes to enjoy coffee this summer

Summer is definitely here, the temperature is very high and your coffee should be cooler. Here are a few recipes to prepare outstanding cold beverages using our Dota Select Down to Earth coffee. Feel free to contact us at any time to comment or ask questions about these recipes.

 

Base coffee recipe:

You can always prepare a cool coffee beverage by letting your coffee sit in the fridge or adding ice. But for these recipes we recommend that you prepare the following base. It can be kept in the refrigerator for the rest of the summer (up to 8 weeks).

 

If you don't want to bother making a base or keeping it around in your refrigerator, you can substitute it with prepared Espresso coffee.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups of Down to Earth ground coffee (you can use your favorite roast but we recommend Dark).

9 cups of water.

3 cups of sugar.

 

Preparation:

*Carefully heat the 9 cups of water and take off the stove when it is about the reach the boiling point.

*Add the 3 cups of sugar and the 3 cups of coffee to the hot water.

*Stir every five minutes for 20 minutes.

*Empty the mix into a pitcher while straining. Place a coffee maker paper filter in a strainer so it does not break with the weight of the mix.

*To check if the quantity of sugar in the mix suits your taste, try a mix of one teaspoon of the mix and two teaspoons of water. Rework the balance of ingredients if necessary.

 

 

Punta Mona Coffee & Figs Beverage

This unique drink is one of the two Signature beverages from the Down To Earth Coffee Shop and is inspired by Punta Mona (Female Monkey Point), a paradise-like, southernmost tip of land in Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast.

 

Ingredients:

2 oz of the cold coffee base.

2 oz of Figs, you can use the sugar-coated one or the natural version found at health food stores

1 cup of Milk

2 full scoops of Vanilla ice cream.

1 cup of Ice, can be already crushed

A sprinkle of Cinammon

Liquid Chocolate

We give you total freedom to experiment with ingredients that you think will improve this recipe or change it to your liking. One aspect that we would like that you keep as suggested is the ice cream: use a fairly neutral ice cream, like Vanilla, so the presence of the Figs in the mix is strong, they go very well with coffee.

 

Preparation:

Use a blender at high speed to process the Figs to a mosh

Add the rest of the ingredients: milk, ice cream, coffee base and ice

Blend at high speed for a minute or until desired state

Decorate the inside wall of a tall glass by drawing a pattern with your wet finger and sprinkling the cinammon. Hold the glasss horizontally and turn it around until the cinammon is attached to the pattern you drew.

Empty the contents of the Blender slowly so the cinammon decoration remains intact.

Add a bit of liquid chocolate on top and serve with two straws.

 

Puerto Viejo Coffee & Coconut Beverage

This unique drink is one of the two Signature beverages from the Down To Earth Coffee Shop and is inspired the by small town of Puerto Viejo in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica, a melting pot of cultures from all over the world.

 

Ingredients:

2 oz of the cold coffee base

2 oz of Coconut milk, can be canned but should be as natural as possible.

1 cup of Milk

2 full scoops of Coffee ice cream.

1 cup of Ice, can be already crushed

1 Spoon of Coconut shreddings

Liquid Chocolate

We give you total freedom to experiment with ingredients that you think will improve this recipe or change it to your liking, but we think is important that you crown this drink with the Coconut shreddings.

 

Preparation:

Put all the ingredients into a blender: milk, ice cream, coffee base, coconut milk and ice

Blend at high speed for a minute or until desired state

Decorate the inside wall of a tall glass by drawing a pattern with the Liquid Chocolate. For best results. hold the glasss horizontally and turn it around as you let a thin line of the liquid chocolate fall on the inside wall.

Empty the contents of the Blender slowly so the chocolate decoration remains intact.

Add the shredded coconut on top and serve with two straws and a spoon. You can top the Coconut with a bit of Liquid Chocolate.

 

Old Fashioned Coffee Soda

This refreshing drink can also work as dessert, specially in the middle of a hot summer afternoon.

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup of cold coffee base.

1 tablespoon of extra fine sugar.

1/3 cup of sweet cocoa.

1 scoop of coffee flavored ice cream.

1/3 cup of cold club soda.

Feel free to substitute the coffee ice cream with Vainilla or Rum & raisins if you want to enhance the flavor of the recipe.

 

Preparation:

Using a blender at low speed, mix the coffee base and the sweet cocoa.

Fill half of a tall glass with the mix.

Add a scoop of the ice cream.

Then add the cold club soda very slowly.

Decorate with whip cream and a cherry. Can also add chocolate powder or very small pieces of a chocolate bar.

Feel free to substitute the coffee ice cream with Vainilla or Rum & raisins if you want to enhance the flavor of the recipe.

 

City Cooler

This drink is similar to a Milk shake but denser and with a stronger flavor

 

Ingredients:

½ cup of cold coffee base.

1 cinnamon stick.

2 clove

Nutmeg

Crushed Ice

1/8 cup of Whipped Cream.

 

Preparation:

*Mix the cinnamon and the clove with the base and let it sit for 30 minutes.

*Then mix the crushed ice and the whipped cream.

*Place the crushed ice and whipped cream in a tall glass.

*Slowly pour the base with the spices over the ice and let it mix.

 

Turkish cola Float

This drink is similar to a Black Cow.

 

Ingredients:

¼ cup of coffee base.

1 scoop of coffee ice cream.

8 ounces of your favorite Cola drink.

 

Feel free to substitute the coffee ice cream with Vainilla or Rum & Raisins if you want to enhance the flavor of the recipe.

 

Preparation:

*Pour the coffee base in a tall glass.

*Add the ice cream serving.

*Slowly pour the 8 ounces of Cola Drink.

*Place a slice of Orange on the edge of the glass.

Coffee cola

Ingredients:

½ cup of coffee base.

1 cup of whipped cream.

4 scoops of Coffee Ice Cream.

32 ounces of your favorite cola drink.

4 chilled tall glasses.

 

Preparation:

*Mix the whipped cream with the coffee base.

*Fill half the tall glasses with the mix of whipped cream and coffee base.

*Add a scoop of ice cream to each glass.

*Fill the rest of the tall glasses with the Cola Drink.

Feel free to substitute the coffee ice cream with Vainilla or Rum & raisins if you want to enhance the flavor of the recipe.

 
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