I have long been experimenting with iced coffee recipes, trying to find one that was closest to what I buy at Starbucks or local coffee shops. Only one recipe have I concocted that was close and I couldn’t repeat it for the life of me! I have come to discover that the secret, as far as my palette is concerned, is using espresso instead of regular brewed coffee.
I don’t have an espresso machine (yet!), so I had to find a substitute. Strolling the grocery store aisles recently I thought I would try a substitute for espresso, and I found one that is as close as I have come thus far. I had thought many times about buying a whole bag of Starbucks Espresso Roast, but that would be a lot of waste if I didn’t like it. So I bought a few ounces of Community Coffee’s Espresso Roast Whole Bean to try. I brewed some this morning and mixed it with my usual coffee additives (sugar, milk, and chocolate syrup) and I am very pleased with the taste. I will have to adjust the next time around, but I am more pleased with this than anything so far. Now, I just have to get some whipped cream to put on top and I’ll be set!
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