. 4Easy Tips for Making Iced Coffee Drinks at Home

Making Iced Coffee

A big chill is sweeping the coffee industry as iced coffee beverages 

gain popularity

According to the National Coffee Association, the percentage of 

Americans who drink iced coffee beverages increased from 20 

percent in 2003 to 29 percent in 2004. Following the popularity of 

cappuccinos and mocha lattes, consumers are discovering that coffee 
is just as tasty - and even more refreshing - when served cold. 

Iced coffee can be as easy to prepare as iced tea. A variety of 

options, such as flavoring syrups, cold milk, chocolate and spices, 

allow you to create personalized coffee concoctions that are just as 

delicious as those served in your favorite cafe. 

Beverages such as iced vanilla mocha, iced rum coffee and iced latte 

are easy to make at home. Here are some tips for refreshing iced 

coffee drinks.

 Pour the flavoring syrup into the cup first. To complete the drink, 

pour in espresso or coffee, then the ice, and top it off with cold milk. 

 Don't let your beverage become watered down. Cool your favorite 

coffee beverage with ice cubes made from fresh-brewed coffee 

instead of water. 

 Use a machine that produces a high quality coffee or espresso. The 

Capresso CoffeeTeam Luxe, for example, grinds coffee beans right 

before brewing and allows you to control the strength of your coffee

Be creative. Add a personalized touch to your iced coffee beverages 

with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, nutmeg or cinnamon