Product Review: Cool Down

[ 0 ] August 10, 2011 |

Picture via Starbucks

August is my favorite month for a few reasons: I’m the birthday girl, it’s the summertime and the temperatures stay consistently warm (no, make that hot).  Though I love the summer warm temperatures, I loathe the steamy humidity that seems to accompany the August heat.  This might be the reason that I instantly fell in love with Starbucks Iced Coffee Blend.  When posed with the question whether I could try out the iced coffee summer blend, I immediately responded with a “Yes, please!”.  Iced coffee is how I spend most of my summers so to find that there was a special blend for my favorite liquid summer treat, I was elated to taste test.

The minus I will say about the blend is that there is not much that is new about the taste.  The positives of this is that the recipe was already perfect and when blended with my favorite french vanilla creamer, I really have no need to reload my Starbucks gold card for the rest of the month.

Simply brew the coffee using about one cup of ground coffee to three cups of filtered water.  Once brewing is complete, pour the coffee into a large pitcher and add in about three cups of ice.  Serve the coffee and sweeten to taste. Easy enough?

Another positive I found in having this large package of ground coffee is that it could be used for dual purposes, I whipped up a pot of hot coffee and left the ice out.  I know, I know, you’re thinking this is nothing more than your basic ground coffee that can be used however you want to use it.  Well, the difference is this recipe is specifically made for Iced Coffee, basically with the consideration that you will throw in about three or four ice cubes.  There’s something to be said about specially made coffee blends especially when they make this sweltering heat that much more bearable…

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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