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Recipe Round Up: Iced Tea

June 26, 2015

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Classic, cool and refreshing, what’s not to love about iced tea? We’re sharing our most popular recipes that will quench your thirst. Grab your Iced Tea Maker and get ready to brew; there are plenty of delicious ways to sip through summer.

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TOP ROW

1) Fresh Peach Iced Tea

2) Boston Iced Tea

3) Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

BOTTOM ROW

4) Green Tea Mojito

5) Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea

6) Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

Iced Tea Recipe Tips

June 19, 2015

A frosty glass of iced tea pairs perfectly with summer weather, so we’re sharing iced tea extras to kick up this summertime beverage. These twists on tea are perfect to try in our Iced Tea Maker. Do you have a favorite addition to iced tea?

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  • Simple Syrups. Sweeten with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar to allow the sweetener to dissolve more easily into the iced tea. To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves, cool before using.

– Or, jazz up your iced tea with other sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, stevia or flavored syrups.

  • Have fun with fruit. Add fruits for a refreshing flair to iced tea. We suggest lightly muddling the fruit with a wooden spoon in the Iced Tea Maker pitcher to release the flavorful juices before brewing.

– If using canned or jarred fruit, add the juice/syrup from the can for extra flavor and added sweetness.

  • Play with herbs. Adding herbs can also kick up the flavor of your cup. Choose from lavender, mint, basil, spearmint, jasmine, chamomile, rosemary and many more for an invigorating take on tea.
  • Tea Cocktails. Feeling rowdy? For delicious adult tea cocktails, add 1 cup of your favorite liquor such as vodka, gin, rum or tequila directly to the pitcher.
  • Custom Blend. Mix different types of teas or mix flavored and unflavored tea for delicious custom blends. We suggest using half flavored tea bags and half black or green tea bags for a delightful twist.
  • Sparkling Tea. Shake your thirst with sparkling iced tea. To make in the Iced Tea Maker, only fill the water tank half way for brewing then add 12 oz of cold sparkling water or seltzer to the pitcher after brewing.

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

 

Iced Tea Month Giveaway: Enter to Win

June 9, 2015

It’s giveaway time! In honor of National Iced Tea month, we’re celebrating this summertime staple by giving away our Iced Tea Maker to two lucky fans!

  • Starting Friday, June 12, visit Capresso’s Facebook page, and click on the “Giveaway” tab to submit an entry form.
  • Two winners will be chosen at random from fans that enter.
  • Giveaway ends Monday, June 22.

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Official Facebook Rules:

JURA Inc. is sponsoring this Contest of two (2) Iced Tea Makers ($59.99 retail value). No purchase necessary to enter or win. In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules. The Rules consist of: (i) the terms and conditions on this page; and (ii) the Entry Form. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any of the prizes. You agree that registration for this Contest and/or a submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules. The Contest is open to legal residents of 50 United States or District of Columbia and aged 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees and their family members of JURA Inc. are not eligible to win. Contest entry period begins June 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST and ends, June 22, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST.  To enter, visit http://www.facebook.com/capresso. Click on the “Giveaway” tab and “like” Capresso, then follow the directions and submit a completed entry form. JURA Inc. accepts no responsibility for submissions delayed or lost, however caused. One entry per person. JURA Inc. will select two (2) winners at random and notify the winner via email within 48 hours of contest end. The notification email will be sent to the email address listed on the entry form. If the winner does not reply within twenty-four (24) hours of notice, he/she forfeits the prize and JURA Inc. reserves the right to select a new winner. JURA Inc. is responsible for shipping one (1) Capresso Iced Tea Maker to each winner. Prize will be shipped ground. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest endorsement. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. You are providing your information to JURA Inc. and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used for winner notification purposes.

Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

May 28, 2015

If any drink was made for leisurely outdoor sipping, it’s iced tea. Light and refreshing, this recipe makes the most of springtime flavors by showcasing mangos and blueberries. This cool twist on iced tea is sure to hit the spot this weekend.

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Blueberry Mango Iced Tea

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar or sweetener, if desired
  • 6 black tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add mango, blueberries and sugar to the pitcher and lightly muddle with a wooden spoon to release the juices.

Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew.

After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses, garnish with extra fruit, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Cold Coffee Tips for Summer

May 22, 2015

Coffee tastes good any way you make it, but during the dog days of summer, sometimes we need cool ways to get that jolt of java. Save yourself (and your wallet) a trip to the coffee shop with our tips and cold coffee extras to help you stay cool and get your buzz on.

 

  1. Make extra-strong coffee in your Capresso coffee maker and chill it over night. When brewing coffee, use the maximum amount of ground coffee that will fit in your filter basket, but only fill the water tank halfway. This will concentrate your brew for extra strong flavor, which is important, since ice cubes dilute iced coffee. If a larger amount of brewed coffee is desired, simply repeat the process after the first batch has completed. Chill overnight and serve over ice the next day. Do not place the hot coffee carafe directly in the refrigerator as it could cause the glass to crack.

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  1. Coffee Ice Cubes. Make coffee ice cubes simply by filling an ice cube tray with coffee and freezing it over night. Prepare coffee as your normally would and pour over the coffee ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, they won’t dilute the iced coffee flavor.

More: Vanilla Ice Cubes. Make vanilla ice cubes to keep your coffee sweet and cold without getting watered down. Find a great recipe from Oh My Veggies here.

 

  1. Freeze it. For something new on a hot summer’s day, try our Frozen Coffee This drink is refreshingly easy.

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  1. Coffee Milkshake. A creamy treat you can make in minutes. If you love coffee ice cream and espresso, this drink is perfect drink to cool off on a warm day. Try our Coffee Milkshake for a decadent iced coffee on a sunny afternoon.

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  1. Coffee Ice Cream. Take coffee milkshakes a step further. Transform your favorite drink into a cold and delicious summer treat, with the help of Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans. Find our Grand Aroma Coffee Ice Cream Recipe here.

 

Additional Tips:

 

  • Always add sugar and milk to the coffee when it is still hot. The sugar will dissolve better, and the cold milk will help cool down the coffee.
  • Instead of sugar, add flavorings such as vanilla syrup, chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup or almond extract to create a specialty iced coffee drink. The syrups will sweeten up the coffee while adding a hint of flavor. They also dissolve better in liquid than coarse sugar.
  • Try sweetened condensed milk or coconut milk for a different twist on iced coffee.
  • Want cold iced coffee without waiting? Add coffee, milk, sugar and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain iced coffee into a glass with even more ice and server.

 

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

 

Matcha Chiller

May 13, 2015

Since spring is in full swing, we’re using matcha powder (one of our new favorite ingredients) to create a refreshing cool treat. Matcha powder is an energy booster packed with antioxidants and nutrients, making this green frothy drink perfect for a simple pick-me-up that’s healthy and delicious.

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Matcha Chiller

  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp melon syrup
  • Sweetener and cinnamon to taste

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Mix the milk and honey together, and add to the frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. After two minutes, remove lid and slowly add the matcha powder and melon syrup. Replace lid and wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour into iced filled glasses, and top with cinnamon enjoy!

To find out about more Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Coffee Around The World

May 8, 2015

Coffee is loved all around the world, but you may be surprised by how people take it. From Italian Marocchino to traditional Irish coffee, bring your cup on a tour to see how five places around the world enjoy their coffee. Let us know if you’ve tried any of these: We’d love to hear your favorite spins on the caffeinated classic.

Café de Olla, Mexico

Ingredients: Cinnamon Stick, Water, Piloncillo*, Coffee

  • Traditionally prepared in a clay pot. In a saucepan, combine water, 1 cup ground coffee, 5 oz Piloncillo and a cinnamon stick. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Remove and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain coffee out of the pan through a filter.
  • *Piloncillo is unrefined pure cane sugar, shaped into the form of cones.

Marocchino, Italy

Ingredients: Milk, Espresso, Cocoa Powder

  • Espresso is Italy’s go-to when it comes to coffee. Pull a shot of espresso, add milk and top with cocoa powder.

Mazagran, Portugal

Ingredients: Cold Coffee, Sugar, Lemons, Ice

  • Add ½ cup of fresh lemon juice to coffee (sugar to taste), and serve over ice.

Irish Coffee, Ireland

Ingredients: Coffee, Whiskey, Sugar, Whipped Cream

  • Coffee meets cocktail. Add 1 tsp of sugar and 1 shot of whiskey to hot coffee and stir. Float whipped cream lightly on top.

Flat White, Australia/ New Zealand

Ingredients: Steamed Milk, Espresso

  • Invented in Australia, pour steamed milk over 1-2 shots of espresso.

Frappé, Greece

Ingredients: Instant Coffee, Sugar, Water, Hand Mixe

  • A frothy iced drink made with instant coffee. Combine 1 tsp of instant coffee, 1 tsp sugar, and a splash of water in a glass. Using a hand mixer (or your Capresso frother), mix together. Add ice cubes and cold water.

 

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

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