Ingredients: 1 oz fresh ground, dark roast, coffee 8 oz water ice Half and Half Sugar as desired Directions: 1. Brew coffee, preferably in a French press for this recipe. 2. Add as much half and half and sugar as desired to bottom of glass. Stir well to mix. 3. Pour coffee … [Read More...] about Classic Creamy Iced Coffee
That’s Strong Coffee
There are a few notable dark-roasted blends you’re likely to find at most coffee shops.
Espresso Roast: these are usually dark, robust blends with a caramel-like sweetness. Espresso roasts are specifically created to stand up to the intense process of brewing espresso, but can be brewed using other methods with great results.
- Body: full
- Acidity: low
- Flavor Pairings: caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom
Italian Roast: the name refers to the way in which the coffee is roasted: very dark, as is popular in Italy. Italian roasts are a blend of beans from different regions, but often have those from Latin America in common.
- Body: Full
- Acidity: Low
- Flavor Pairings: chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, nuts
French Roast: these blends are roasted even darker than the Italian Roast. While French Roasts are not actually full-bodied, their flavor is strong and intense, often with a smoky quality–they have a relatively small, but loyal following.
- Body: light to medium
- Acidity: low
- Flavor Pairings: toasted almonds, toasted hazelnuts, caramelized sugar