Creative Cocktails with Coffee & Tea

Unleash your creativity by creating cocktails with coffee, tea and more.  Here are some of our favorite tasty drinks to celebrate World Cocktail Day (May 13th) or any day.  Cheers!

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Iced Kahlúa Cappuccino

Frozen Coffee

Frothy Hot Butterscotch Cocktail with Oat Milk

Brazilian Hot Chocolate

Mocha Almond Joy Milkshake

Creamsicle Frothed Cocktail

John Daly

Pom Tea Martini

Green Tea Sangria

Green Tea Mojito

Green Tea & Champagne Cocktail

 

Easy Whipped Coffee

Easy Whipped Coffee

Dalgona, or whipped coffee, has quickly become an internet sensation.  Here we share our version of this intoxicatingly sweet coffee foam with the froth Select or any Capresso automatic milk frother. Using your favorite milk or non-dairy milk as a base, you’ll create a beautifully prepared whipped coffee beverage that is definitely social media worthy!

Ingredients

Serves 1

2 oz. espresso

2 tsp sugar

1 cup milk, dairy or non-dairy

Place the brewed espresso and sugar in the froth Select with the frothing disk placed in the bottom of pitcher.  Turn the selector dial to Cold Froth.  Press the selector dial and the frothing will start automatically and illuminate in blue.  When finished, it will stop automatically. Pour on top of your favorite milk or non-dairy milk.

Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

Cold is hot this season. Spice up your get-togethers and soothe your winter blues with our Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea. Filled with cinnamon, pomegranate and orange, it makes for the perfect winter drink.

Pomegranate Tea

 

Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

  • 8 orange pekoe tea bags
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 2 medium sized oranges, unpeeled, sliced
  • sugar, to taste
  • whole cloves, to garnish

Fill the pitcher with ice, cinnamon sticks and sliced oranges. Save some of the sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks to garnish. Fill the water tank with fresh cold water, and place 8 bags of orange pekoe tea (or your desired portion of loose tea) to the filter basket. Push the brew button, and allow the tea to brew.

Once brewing is complete, pour the ½ cup of pomegranate juice, and sugar to taste, into the pitcher and stir. Pour into tall serving glasses and garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, the cloves, or even pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!

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Coffee Ice Cubes

Here’s a better way to enjoy your iced coffee. We’ll be celebrating National Coffee Day with the #new SG220 and Coffee Ice Cubes!

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Coffee Ice Cubes

Make these coffee ice cubes simply by filling an ice cube tray with coffee from your SG220 and freezing it over night. Prepare coffee as you normally would and pour over the coffee ice cubes. When the ice cubes melt, they won’t dilute the iced coffee flavor. If you prefer, you can also pour milk or creamer over the coffee ice cubes for a refreshing treat.

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

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

Iced green tea infused with ginger and rosemary is crisp, refreshing and perfect for any time of the year. When you drink this soothing, healthful beverage, your body (and taste buds) will thank you! What are your go-to flavor combinations for iced tea?

 

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1⁄4 cup honey or sweetener, if desired
  • 8 green tea bags

Add rosemary and ginger to your Iced Tea Maker pitcher, plus sweetener if desired. 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 and garnish with extra rosemary, and enjoy!

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

Pear White Iced Tea

Take summery iced tea into fall and winter by taking advantage of seasonal fruit. You can’t go wrong with the flavor of fresh pears in this delicious and easy recipe for Pear White Iced Tea – perfect for a crisp autumn day.

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Pear White Iced Tea

  • 1 can of sliced pears in juice (15 oz)
  • 8 white tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add sliced pears and juice to the pitcher. 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, and enjoy!

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

Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

Find out more about what you’re brewing in your Capresso machines every morning with these fun facts about coffee and tea!

 

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1) A coffee plant can live up to 200 years. When sprouting, the top of the plant looks like a little seed, which grows into a bushy plant that can live for two centuries. – Via Huffington Post

2) Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced. – Via TeaUsa.com

3) Any type of coffee roast can be used to make an espresso; the grind size and preparation are what makes it an espresso. – Capresso Espresso Facts

4) Espresso has 1/3 less caffeine than drip coffee. – Capresso Espresso Facts

5) There are two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. – Via Good Housekeeping

6) To extract the best taste from your tea start every time with fresh, cold filtered water. Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat. – Capresso Guide to Steeping Tea

7) In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. – Via TeaUsa.com

8) Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH. For more on Tea in the Garden, view our blog post here.

 

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