Longer days, shorter sleeves – Spring is finally here! We’ve been waiting for some nice, beautiful weather for so long that it almost feels like a mirage… but nope, it’s really here! It’s that interesting time of year when you can go for a stroll and see someone wearing a T-shirt, and someone else still sporting a winter coat and understand where both of them are coming from. It’s also the time of year when you start craving cold, refreshing beverages in place of the steamy cups that kept us warm all winter long.
Spring ushers in a new beginning, so what better time to experiment with cold coffee beverages? We all know about cold brews, but there are so many other delicious ways to enjoy coffee underneath the shining sun. And, speaking of spring, what better coffee to indulge in than Salt Spring Coffee? Salt Spring Coffee was founded in 1996 by husband and wife duo Mickey McLeod and Robbyn Scott with the desire to create a business that would positively impact the planet. Now, over two decades later, they’re still committed to the same mission. You can shop a variety of Salt Spring Coffee at The Sweet Potato in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood.
If you’re looking for something to cool off with this summer without giving up your beloved coffee, here are some ideas you can make using Salt Spring Coffee beans.
Four coffee recipes to keep you cool this Spring
Give yourself a morning boost. If you’re a big fan of fruit smoothies, we’re sure that you will love this iteration on this classic chilly bev. Add in some peanut butter for some extra flavour, maybe a banana, and of course, ground up coffee, and enjoy your tasty dose of energy!
Iced coffee popsicle
What’s better than something you can drink? Something you can lick, naturally. Iced coffee popsicles take everything you love about iced coffee and makes it even better. When the sun becomes relentless, as it will soon, these are a great option to have already ready for you in the freezer.
Okay, this one might sound a little strange, but hear us out. This may seem like an unlikely combination, but those who’ve tried it swear by it. Deliciously tangy, with a nice bold flavour from coffee, you’ll start to wonder why it is you haven’t tried it sooner!
Talk about decadence! Elegant, picturesque, and of course, delicious, affogato will be on every one of your warm-weather menus moving forward. Made with only a couple of scoops of ice cream and some strongly brewed coffee, you’ll never go back once you try it!
While a freshly brewed cup of coffee is always welcome, there are so many fun ways to enjoy this caffeine must-have. We hope you try one of the above recipes – you can shop Salt Spring Coffee in-store at The Sweet Potato or online through our fully shoppable website. Have a brew-tiful day!