Four Ways to Enjoy Cold Coffee Before Summer Ends

Four Ways to Enjoy Cold Coffee Before Summer Ends

As the summer season winds down, there's still time to savor the refreshing delight of cold coffee. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a cool pick-me-up, Kauai Coffee offers a fantastic 100% Hawaiian coffee selection to elevate your cold coffee recipes. In this blog post, we'll share four delectable drinks that showcase the versatility of cold brew and iced coffee. Get ready to indulge in the ultimate summer coffee bliss!

kauai coffee cold brew bag is held outside. A pink tropical flower is visible in the background

Classic Kauai Cold Brew

Cold brew is coffee made by steeping coarse ground coffee beans in cold water for 12-16 hours. The steeping process takes much longer than a typical cup of coffee prepared with a hot-water method such as drip, espresso, or French press because cold water requires more time to extract flavor from the grounds than hot water.

We recommend starting with a ratio of approximately 3/4 cup of coarse ground coffee for every 25 ounces (about 3 cups) of cold, filtered water. Here is everything you need to make the perfect cold brew pitcher at home.


  • 1 pitcher
  • 2 cups coarse ground 100% Kauai Coffee Cold Brew or Estate Reserve Coffee
  • 8 cups cold, filtered water.


  1. Grind: Use 2 cups of coarsely ground coffee for 8 cups of water.
  2. Combine: Place the coffee grounds in a large jar or pitcher, and add cold, filtered water. Stir gently to ensure all the grounds are saturated.
  3. Steep: Cover the container and let the mixture steep in the refrigerator for 12 to 16 hours, depending on your desired strength.
  4. Strain: After steeping, strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or a coffee filter to remove the grounds.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Dilute the concentrated cold brew with water or milk to your preference, add ice cubes, and savor the smooth flavors of your homemade decaffeinated cold brew.
a short glass with cold brew coffee has milk poured in. Three bags of kauai coffee are visible in the background

Kauai Coconut Cream Iced Coffee

Creamy coconut and exceptional island-grown coffee are a perfect pair.



  1. Brew a cup of strong Kauai Coffee using your preferred method (automatic drip, French press, or espresso machine).
  2. Let the coffee cool to room temperature, then transfer it to the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Mix the coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk in a separate bowl until well combined.
  4. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the chilled coffee over them.
  5. Top the iced coffee with the creamy coconut milk mixture, stirring gently to incorporate.
  6. For an extra tropical touch, garnish with toasted coconut flakes. Take a sip and transport yourself to the sunny shores of Kauai!

Kauai Vanilla Macadamia Nut Cold Brew Latte

This delightful Vanilla Macadamia Nut Cold Brew latte offers a velvety texture and a rich, nutty flavor, making it a perfect afternoon treat.


  • 1 cup Kauai Coffee cold brew concentrate
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Prepare the cold brew concentrate using the Classic Kauai Cold Brew recipe mentioned earlier.
  2. Combine the cold brew concentrate with macadamia nut milk and vanilla syrup in a glass. Stir well.
  3. Add ice cubes to the glass and top the drink with whipped cream, if desired.
  4. Drizzle a little extra vanilla syrup over the whipped cream for added sweetness.
blended coffee from the visitor center cafe.

Kauai Mocha Frappé

The Kauai Mocha Frappé is an indulgent delight that combines the bold flavors of coffee and chocolate, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings on hot summer days.


  • 1 cup Kauai Coffee cold brew concentrate
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream and chocolate shavings (for garnish)
  • Ice


  1. Prepare the cold brew concentrate using the Classic Kauai Cold Brew recipe mentioned earlier.
  2. Combine the cold brew concentrate, milk, chocolate syrup, and granulated sugar in a blender.
  3. Blend the mixture until smooth and frothy.
  4. Pour the frappé into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
  5. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate shavings over it for an irresistible finishing touch.

As summer winds down, take advantage of the remaining warm days to relish the refreshing goodness of cold coffee. Kauai Coffee offers diverse island flavors and characteristics, making it ideal for crafting these delectable cold brews and iced coffee concoctions. So, grab your favorite Kauai Coffee beans, get creative, and let the cold coffee magic begin!

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