A hot cup of coffee is great, but sometimes you just want to cool down with a refreshing beverage. As the weather starts to get warmer out, we start to look for ways to beat the heat, and there is no better way to cool down than an ice-cold coffee.
Iced coffee not only tastes great, but it turns your favorite hot beverage into a chilled treat. Just as the names suggest, iced coffee is simply coffee that is poured over ice, making it a traditionally hot beverage as cold as ice.
Plus, iced coffee is a great way to get experimental in the comfort of your home with your favorite coffee flavors and make all sorts of new treats that really are like having a dessert in a cup.
When we think of iced coffee, we think of summer and hanging out with friends. But we also think of wearing 3 layers, a beanie, gloves and snow boots, gripping onto that ice cold cup, because you can’t resist the delightfulness of iced coffee. It is one of those small pleasures that life offers up, and we intend to take full advantage!
Flavored Iced Coffee vs. Cold Brew
Hot, iced, or cold brew… Crazy Cups inspires!
Do you know the difference between iced coffee and cold brew? These two terms are often confused with one another and used interchangeably, but they couldn’t be more different!
Iced coffee is coffee that is brewed hot and poured over ice to chill it. Because it is brewed hot and then cooled down, you will have a more similar taste to hot coffee. Iced coffee is typically full-bodied, yet thinner due to the melting ice. Iced coffee is perfect if you are using Keurig compatible Crazy Cups coffee pods because it brews in minutes, and you can have a delicious drink anytime.
Cold brew, on the other hand, does not begin hot. It is cold from the beginning to the end. It is brewed in cold water overnight and produces a coffee with more caffeine due to a higher concentrate, especially if you used our ground coffee with 30% more caffeine.
This offers a coffee that is smoother, less bitter and has a natural coffee taste. Cold brew is our favorite brew method to use with Crazy Cups ground coffee.
It takes time to make, but it is worth the wait! Especially if you can use the spectacular flavored ground coffee, such as Vanilla, Coconut or our Hazelnut flavors. We also love that we can make a big batch all at once.
Why Crazy Cups is the Best for Iced Coffee
Iced coffee is amazing, but there is one issue that everyone encounters when making this little treat. When you brew other Keurig compatible hot coffees and pour it over ice, you will get a coffee that quickly becomes watered down.
Here at Crazy Cups, we found that unacceptable! Crazy Sol created Crazy Cups with iced coffee drinkers in mind. Our K-cups come with 30% more caffeine. No Flavor Seeker or coffee drinker should not have to compromise your coffee to enjoy it iced.
When you brew with Crazy Cups you don’t have to sacrifice your coffee. Our coffee pods are more concentrated than other cups on the market, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing your coffee due to melting ice.
Step-By-Step How to Make Iced Coffee
Making iced coffee is as easy as 1-2-3! Just follow the four simple steps below:
Step 1. Place your favorite flavored coffee in your Keurig or other single pod brewers and brew your coffee like normal.
Step 2. (optional) Place your coffee in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the coffee cool down. The cooling of the coffee will result in the ice melting slower.
Step 3. Fill your cup with ice and pour the coffee over.
Step 4. Add any extras to your cup and enjoy your flavored, scrumptious, not-watered-down iced coffee!
Making iced coffee is so easy, and once you are done, you can add your favorite creamer, syrup, or just drink it as it. Crazy Cups flavored coffees are so good they taste great no matter how you drink them!
Next time you go to make a cup of coffee, try pouring it over ice for a refreshing coffee. If you love coffee and haven’t tried one of our flavors over ice, you are missing out! Don’t be the only one not drinking iced coffee this summer.
Crazy Cups’ coffee is amazing poured over ice, even if you’re in fall or winter. No matter how cold you get, we understand the craving for a delicious iced coffee. And we will never judge that! With our coffee, you won’t find a flavor that you won’t enjoy at any time of the year.
If you decide to transform your Crazy Cups coffee into iced coffee, or even cold brew, tag us on Instagram. We love seeing what our Flavor Nation invents with our various flavors. Your photo, video or recipe may even be reposted on our feed!