Coffee Ice Cubes
These are super easy to make and look so pretty in summertime beverages!
To make, pour a small amount of fresh coffee in each section of an ice tray and place a mint leaf in each one. Freeze until almost solid to hold the leaf in place, then pour more water in until the tray is filled.
Freeze again until solid then remove the cubes and add as a decorative accent to drinks. Store in freezer bags until ready to use.
Coffee sugar can be used to sprinkle on cookies, muffins or sweet breads, but use it only for adult food. You can use it to sweeten tea or roll grapes and other fruit in it, for an extra sweet caffeinated snack. Topping coffee sugar for buttery toast is a favourite of Brazilians.
To make this, blend 1/3 cup of sugar with around 10 roasted coffee beans and rosemary leaves in a mini-food processor. Use right away, or for longer storage, spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and let air dry overnight. Store in a small jar.
Cardamom Iced Coffee
This is so refreshing on a hot summer day!
To make, pour simmering hot water over 2 cardamom pods in a cup, cover with a saucer and after 2 minutes add your favorite instant coffee and let steep until cool enough to handle. Place the unstrained coffee in the refrigerator and let it steep further for several hours or overnight. (This gives a really strong infusion.) Strain, sweeten to taste and pour over ice cubes. Best enjoyed in a hammock in the shade with a good book! Recipe
Great Hot Coffee
To make great coffee without a machine, fill a pan with water and turn on the heat. When the water's boiling, add your coffee.
Kill the heat immediately, cover the pan, and wait until all of the grounds settle at the bottom — it will take four to five minutes. You're done: Just slowly pour the coffee off the top or ladle it into cups, and you're all set. Recipe
Coffee Body and Face Scrub
You can take the trouble of mixing this and that to make a good coffee scrub. But try age reversing Mochame coffee body and face scrubs and you will be astonished with the results.