chemex.

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I could drink coffee out of my Chemex every day if I had the time. This time, I tried some local, organic coffee from a roaster in Louisville, KY, that a close family friend sent for the holidays.

It was delicious, to say the least, and served up in vintage mugs made in Syracuse, NY, that of course, I found doing my favorite activity next to making things: thrifting.

 

coffee milk.

I drink a lot of coffee. Ridiculous amounts, in fact, which you know, if you’ve been a reader of this here blog for, say, a day. On Saturday, I visited my friend Mack, who lives in Providence, and we perused this amazing little local kitchen shop within walking distance of her house, Stock Culinary Goods. 

I picked up some local Dave’s coffee syrup to make a Rhode Island favorite–coffee milk. I’m going to get into it.

iced latte.

I’m not into frilly coffee drinks. I take mine black, straight up, no add ins. I’m not picky about my coffee either. If its there, I drink it. I certainly appreciate the best of coffees, but let’s just say, I can’t live without it, and so I’ll get it any way I can.

That being said, some days, you just need to shake things up a bit. Here’s my version of a homemade iced latte type drink. Just a touch of cream in the coffee, a swirl of chocolate sauce, and some whipped cream on top. If you don’t like crazy sweet things like me, this is the way to make your summer afternoon coffee a bit more like dessert.