Today is the day when we, as a nation, celebrate something many of us can’t live without. That’s right, it’s National Coffee Day! (What did you think I was going to say?!?)
I don’t know about you, but I distinctly remember my first cup of coffee. It was the morning after my 8th birthday party sleepover. After a night of singalongs to Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” and staying up late giggling about how Joey from NKOTB was sooooooo cute, my friends and I woke up to find my mom had laid out donuts and other assorted goodies for breakfast. She asked us if we wanted to wash our donuts down with some coffee. Since I was practically an adult at the ripe age of 8, I raised my hand and a few other girls followed suit. She poured us teensy little cups and warned us we might want to sweeten it with some sugar. One sip confirmed she was right. I dumped sugar cube after sugar cube into my cup until the coffee was to my liking. Then I gulped it down and shuddered at the bitter taste. I felt like such a big girl in that moment.
Fast-forward to today and I can’t live without my coffee. I’ve grown to love the taste, but one thing hasn’t changed: I still love it very sweet.
In honor of National Coffee Day, I thought I’d pass along a great recipe for cold-brew coffee that I recently discovered on the Gimme Some Oven blog. It’s been so incredibly hot in Southern California the last month, and I have a hard time drinking hot coffee on hot days – especially if I’m on the go. Cold-brew coffee is the perfect solution, and I quickly learned that it’s seriously so easy to make. The steeping process takes time, though, so this is the kind of recipe you need to make in advance of when you plan to drink it.Continue Reading…