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Posted: 2021-10-21

10 Things To Help You Celebrate Iced Coffee Season

Tbh, iced coffee season is year-round.

A gif of someone pouring coffee into the burr grinderA reviewer's photo of beans ground to 0, 10, 20, 30, and 40 coarseness settings

1. This coffee grinder is worth its high price. Reviewers say it will grind your favorite beans effortlessly, saving you time making coffee so you can drink it instead.

Promising review: "At the risk of snobbery... I already knew what I was getting on this unit so its features are only a plus for me. I don't grind for espresso and there are doubtlessly other (more expensive) grinders better suited for this task. I am a manual brew fanatic, and this grinder is perfect for the range of fine, medium, and medium-coarse grinds. Easy to operate, relatively easy to clean (see Seattle Coffee Gear's cleaning instruction videos). I haven't needed to re-calibrate the burr elevation from the factory settings.Coming from a Hario Skerton manual grinder, it is light years ahead in convenience. Already paid for itself in time and energy saved from cranking out servings. I agree with other posters on the static issue; I gently smack the sides of the grinder before taking out the hopper to avoid a shower of post-grind coffee chaff. Clogging is a non-issue unless you grind cheap, oil soaked beans from Walmart/Costco.I don't mean to sound like a snob, but if you really care about getting better flavor from your coffee, you really should buy better beans for your nice equipment. You wouldn't put AARCO gas in a luxury car, so don't put cheap beans though a +$100 grinder. Plus, there's almost no benefit to precision grinding cheap coffee in terms of flavor. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, and you can't make good coffee with stagnant beans that have been on the shelf for months. If you can't taste the difference, don't waste your money on better brewing equipment. There is NO substitute for quality, fresh roasted coffee beans, and these tools merely add to the ease and consistency of producing coffee at home which matches or is superior to coffee from your local cafes.Edit: two years later, no issues with the grinder after heavy use, probably 50+ lbs/year. Same as the day I bought it. I periodically clean out the coarse and fine bits that get stuck in the hopper receptacle and blade area. What more do you want from a grinder?" — Garrett

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2. Or an insulated tumbler that'll keep your drink cold for HOURS. Yes, you read that right: HOURS. Some reviewers mention still finding ice in their cup 10 hours later, and other reviewers boast their drinks were still chilled after 24 hours. This is great if you're someone who enjoys taking your sweet time drinking their iced coffee.

Promising review: "Great product for great price! I bought this tumbler so I could start taking iced coffee with me to work in the morning, and also for general water intake since I love ice water and my blender bottle just wasn't cutting it. The packaging was pretty and easy to open, and the tumbler itself has great color, almost exactly what I was expecting. I love how it comes with two straws instead of just one, as well as another lid to turn it into a to-go mug for hot drinks!I washed mine right away since it had a funny smell (hand wash only, but the lids are top-rack dishwasher safe) and it went away no problem. I've had ice in it for 3 hours now and the ice hasn't melted at all! Overall I'm very pleased with this product, especially since the price point is low considering it's insulated. Would highly recommend!" — Meri

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Available in 40 colors, 6 styles.

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3. The HyperChiller can turn a hot cup of coffee into a refreshing ice drink in just 60 seconds!

Promising review: "Iced coffee allows me to enjoy my morning commute I wish I could give it 4.75 stars instead of five because it works more slowly than I want; I want it to be magical and it isn't - but it is functional. It does work well and I use it every day.I love iced coffee. I am just not a fan of the flavor of cold-brew coffee and have a (now confirmed) theory that coffee flavor changes over time, with fresh coffee having a best flavor.I make two aeropresses of coffee every morning and swirl each (separately) in the hyperchiller for around two minutes before putting them in my travel cup with ice. Wonderful iced coffee for my trip to work. With iced coffee I can taste the regional differences in coffee beans and subtle notes of flavor that, at least to me, disappear when served hot. My morning cup is way more than a caffeine source, it is a source of pleasure, with the hyperchiller, even moreso.What I like: It works.What I dislike: It takes up room in my freezer. It takes time to chill the device before it is ready and cannot be quickly recharged for many back-to-back uses (if I have guests)" — Michael Sandler

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4. A pack of Scotty P's coffee is the perfect way to get your Gilmore Girls fix. You can now drink all the Luke's coffee your heart desires and channel your inner Lorelai.

Promising review: "Deliciously smooth This is my new favorite coffee. The taste is so round and complex, but still smooth and drinkable, and it smells delicious. It's the perfect coffee for a big mug and some Gilmore Girls." — Michelle

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Available in 2 flavor names, 2 sizes.

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5. A spoon to scoop and measure the perfect amount of ground coffee, and then use the clip at the end of the utensil to seal the bag until your next use.

Promising review: "Happy. I got the spoon as a gift for my son as I have used one similar for years. Very efficient. Can't comment on sturdiness as its only been in use for a little over two months." — KATHRYN TERRAZONE

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6. A pack of instant iced latte mix is simply dissolved in water or milk of your choice, with a quick stir, and enjoyed!

Promising review: "25 Years and Still Enjoying There seems to be a faithful following for this flavor Iced Latte and I was surprised when the local groceries stopped carrying the Hazelnut. Thank you CPGIO for keeping this coffee drink available through Amazon. After 25 years, cannot imagine a morning without it!" — D. Meyer

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7. And a set of reusable silicone straws for those who know you can't drink iced coffee or cold brew (or any cold beverage for that matter) without a straw. These are a greener solution to plastic and don't leave behind an unpleasant aftertaste like metal ones.

Promising review: "Seriously wow I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" — Amazon Customer

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8. A milk frother that'll make your iced latte even better with the push of a button. Yeah, you can thank me later.

Promising review: "Lacks power update 02/04/2020: seller contacted me after submitting a 'warranty' on this product. They sent me a new frother that works SOOOOO much better. Sometimes you get the dud, but the company made it right and that is appreciated. Upgrading to 5 stars!This absolutely sucks. Doesn't matter how thick or thin the liquid you're trying to blend is, as soon as it is submerged it loses all power. Don't waste your money." — Britani S.

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Available in 0 sizes, 40 colors.

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three la colombe canned lattes in mocha latte, triple latte, and vanilla latte

9. And if you're someone who often finds themselves in too much of a time crunch in the mornings (even for instant coffee packets), then stock up on some yummy La Colombe canned lattes . Keep them in your fridge so they're chilled and ready to head out the door when you are.

Promising review: "Price jump from 39.96 to 42.88 to over 54.00 for a 16 ct tripel shot Price jump from 39.96 to 42.88 to over 54.00 for a 16 ct triple shot in less than a month! Although I enjoy this product the new pricing of 54. dollars for a 16 ct. triple shot puts each can each can $3.41. This isn't worth to me. Talk about being priced gouge, (this much higher than is considered reasonable in my mind} 42.88 was reasonable or in that area. I can buy 18 shots for 6 dollars at my local espresso place and mix my own milk products and flavors for considerably less. This was a nice grab and go item to have on hand but no thanks." — laura

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Maitland Quitmeyer pouring coffee from the maker into a glass of iceThe iced coffee and the maker next to each other

10. A cold brew coffee maker is the easiest way to make your favorite drink right from the comfort of home. No waiting in the drive-thru line is required!

Promising review: "Yeassss!!! #coldbrewlife This Takeya cold brew coffee jug is wonderful! I know a lot of people use Mason jars, however, I wanted something easier to grab from the fridge and more lightweight (and cheaper!). I have used Takeya products before and have been impressed with their durability as well as the easiness of cleaning them. This cold brew jug has only 4 pieces; the jug, the handle, the lid, and the coffee filter. The coffee filter has an extremely fine mesh and it has not let through even the finest of coffee grounds. It is really easy to clean! The filter, after filling it with your favorite coffee (I find non-flavored coffee to taste best during the cold brew process) then screws into the lid. After you have filled up the jug about 85% of the way with filter water, you place the filter (already attached to the lid) into the water filled jug and screw it on! The coffee will have a great flavor within 8 hours, however, it is most potent by 24hrs and stays fresh up to 72hrs in my opinion. Remember, you are brewing a coffee concentrate as about 1 cup of grounds are used to brew. Mix with 2 parts water or you will... well, be like me that didn't read the directions and was up until 3am with a caffeine high, lol. Overall, I am really pleased with this purchase!If you found this review and pictures helpful in making a decision regarding purchasing this item, please let me know below :)" —

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