Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cold Brewed



Have you heard of this? It's all the rage.

I used to work at a coffee shop called: Coffee Klatch, it's where I met my husband. They have great coffee that they roast themselves, in store. And it's also where I built an insane tolerance to caffeine.

I am not sure what has happened since then, but now coffee and I don't get along. It makes all jittery, I feel really strung out, the floor seems uneven when I walk. I know, I'm a wimp. But I love the taste, so I'm on the decaf boat.

With a little pinch of almond extract, a little bit of agave and half & half, this is addicting.

13 comments:

Koko said...

Ooh wow, sounds good!!

tifanie said...

oh, i'll have to try that with the almond extract. that sounds good. have you tried "blue bottle iced coffee"? it's the same concept, only made with chicory. google blue bottle coffee and check out - wait. It's here : http://www.bluebottlecoffee.net/Detail.bok?no=41

it's the new orleans one. divine. i know what you mean about being all jittery, though. i have to make sure i have a lot of food in my stomach to have coffee these days. lovely photos. i love the antique effect. is this all film? i think i asked that before... have a beautiful day.

Amanda Mae said...

Tifanie,

mmmm I have not had the blue bottle iced coffee! Looks great.. chicory!? I'm so curious.

Thanks for the compliment on the photos... They are digital, not film... unfortunately. I do love the look of film, so I play with the colors a little bit to give it that effect. But shhhh, don't tell anyone :)

squirrelbread said...

love the combo!

cheers,

*heather*

tastestopping said...

It's funny...I'm not at all a hot coffee drinker, but ice it down for me and I'm all over it. So, yes, I've seen the recent surge in interest over that particular recipe, which has sparked some interesting debates in my house (as my husband is the hot coffee drinker). To cold brew or not to cold brew. And, like you, I am definitely in the decaf boat. I want to be able to fall asleep at a moment's notice! :)

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Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

My husband just pointed out that I've been drinking Iced Coffee every day and I didn't even notice myself. Dangerous...I'm practically shaking for a cup of your version.

Cafe Pasadena said...

What was your 1st impression of him when he walked into Coffee Klatch??

btw, I envy your shutterladyblogging!

Hannah said...

that sounds delicious. beautiful photos.

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

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Léna, said...

hey! hi! i have no idea how i came across your blog but it is beautiful and this looks/sounds like it's gone all the way up my alley *blush* without me realising it. i am loving your photodocumentation and wonder (sure you get asked this a lot) what camera you're using!
ta, L

bigBANG studio said...

Mkay so sorry for the excessive commenting, but after coming across this post last night I went right into the freezer and found some old ground beans and made a big mason jar of the stuff over night. This morning I cut it with whole milk over ice, added a few drops of almond extract as you so inventively suggested, and sweetened with new hampshire maple syrup.

OH. MY. LORD. Heaven. Hands down the the best iced coffee I've ever had. Hope you don't mind but I'll be posting about this fo sho in the near future with a link back to you of course! Hope you and your huz and the pup are having a good weekend. xo

bigBANG studio said...

Psst...I just did a little post on this and linked back to you, just fyi!

Hope you and your man (and babe-to-be) are having a great weekend!

xo

tifanie said...

i really wish i could receive email when comments are responded to. can't believe i'm just catching up to this but you use DIGITAL? woman, seriously, you have photo talents. i've been thinking all along these were film photos. i am supremely impressed, even more so. you surely have an eye for light and comp. bravo. :)

also... i still need to try this coffee. perhaps today? i'm on the decaf boat as well. something changed in my body and that's just how it is now.
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