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  • Blended Iced Coffee Recipe

    Blended iced coffee recipe Blended Iced Coffee: the perfect summer refreshment. Photo: Frédéric Bisson

    This recipe could not be easier. You can enjoy a blended iced coffee in less than five minutes.

    What you’ll need

    ‌• 2 shots of Gourmesso espresso
    ‌• 1 cup milk
    ‌• ½ tsp. of Vanilla Extract
    ‌• 4 tsps. hazelnut spread
    ‌• 4 tsps. of sugar
    ‌• ice


    ‌• whipped cream
    ‌• chocolate syrup
    ‌• cocoa powder


    Step One

    Put everything, except the garnishes, in a blender and blend until smooth.

    Step Two

    Before pouring your drink, add some chocolate syrup to the cup.

    Step Three

    Add whipped cream and some cocoa powder on top.

    Step Four

    Drink up!

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  • Start the summer with this special Mocha iced coffee recipe:
    In this recipe, we use coffee ice cubes to keep the coffee cold while maintaining the intense flavor. The cubes will slowly melt into the milk. We also suggest adding cocoa powder to make your morning extra sweet!


    ‌• Espresso ice cubes (Bolivia Pura Mezzo )
    ‌• 6 oz milk
    ‌• 4 tsp cocoa powder


    Step One

    Brew enough of our delicious Bolivia Pura Mezzo to fill an ice cube tray. Let the coffee cool before pouring into the ice cube tray and putting it in the freezer.

    The Bolivia Pura Mezzo features a subtle note of chocolate, making it a perfect brew for a mocha drink.

    Step Two

    Add cocoa powder to a glass and mix it with about 2oz of warm milk.

    Step Three

    Add your coffee ice cubes to the cocoa/milk. We suggest using six cubes for six ounces of coffee, but don’t hesitate to adjust based on the amount of coffee you want to taste.

    Step Four

    Last but not least, mix in the rest of the warm milk to help melt the coffee cubes.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy this delicious treat!

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  • Hazelnut Iced Coffee Recipe Hazelnuts Photo: Divya Thakur

    Do you love the taste of hazelnut? Try this easy hazelnut iced coffee recipe for a delicious summer refreshment.


    ‌• 1-2 shots of Soffio Nocciola
    ‌• 2 tbsp. chocolate sauce or melted chocolate
    ‌• 2 tbsp. hazelnut syrup
    ‌• Ice cubes


    Step One

    Brew the espresso and let it cool down.

    Step Two

    Mix the chilled espresso with hazelnut syrup, chocolate sauce.

    Step Three

    Fill a glass with ice.

    Step Four

    Pour the mix from step one over the ice.

    Step Five

    Enjoy your hazelnut iced coffee!

    Tip: Brew extra Soffio Nocciola to make hazelnut-flavored coffee ice cubes. You won’t get any closer to hazelnut heaven than this.

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  • Almond Milk Iced Coffee Recipe Almonds Photo: Harsha K R

    Looking for a sweet way to enjoy Gourmesso coffee this summer? Mix up your daily espresso with this delicious almond milk iced coffee recipe!


    ‌• 2 shots of Gourmesso espresso
    ‌• 100 ml almond milk
    ‌• crushed ice
    ‌• syrup of your choice


    Step One

    Add a small amount of your favorite syrup to the bottom of a glass.

    Step Two

    Add almond milk. We recommend using cold milk.

    Step Three

    Pour your two shots of espresso into the glass.

    Step Four

    Add ice and stir well.

    Step Five


    Tip: Use the Gourmesso Soffio Mandorla for the ultimate almond experience.

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  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Photo: Nathan O'Nions

    Take a trip around the world with Gourmesso Coffee and try this simple Vietnamese iced coffee recipe!


    ‌• 2 shots of your favourite Gourmesso espresso or 1 Gourmesso lungo
    ‌• sweetened condensed milk
    ‌• milk
    ‌• ice


    Step One

    Fill up a glass halfway with ice.

    Step Two

    Pour coffee until the glass is two-thirds filled.

    Step Three

    Add a heaped spoonful of sweetened condensed milk and stir well.

    Step Four

    Fill the glass with milk. Stir until well mixed.

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  • Easy Homemade Iced Coffee Recipe

    Summertime is iced coffe time!

    Enjoy a homemade iced coffee with this simple, easy and quick recipe.


    ‌• 1 brewed Tarrazu Forte
    ‌• Ice
    ‌• Milk
    ‌• Sugar


    1) Brew one shot of espresso.

    2) Prepare a glass with ice and add the freshly brewed espresso.

    3) Add your preferred amount of milk and sugar. Stir everything and enjoy an easy homemade iced coffee.

    Tip: Try reducing the milk and add a second shot of Tarrazu in order to intensify your iced coffee.

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  • Don’t underestimate the power of drinking coffee. From boosting your body’s metabolism, to marinating steak, this drink is packed with several benefits.

    It’s now time for you to prepare a perfect homemade iced coffee without leaving the comfort of your home. It is very easy to make your own iced caffeinated beverage in your kitchen. There are various methods you can use to prepare a perfect homemade iced coffee at home. First of all you have to decided whether you want to use cold brewed coffee or hot brewed coffee.


    Enjoy some homemade iced coffee! Photo: Christoffer Grann Enjoy some homemade iced coffee! Photo: Christoffer Grann

    Here are a few tips that will help you prepare a perfect homemade iced coffee, as well as save a substantial amount of your money and time:

    Try Cold Brewed Coffee

    #1 Brew it Cold:
    When making your homemade iced coffee, brewing it cold will provide a sweet, tasty coffee. This can be done by combining one part coffee to 4.5 parts room-temperature water and sieving it in a large container. When preparing your homemade iced coffee using cold brew, you eliminate the chance of making bitter coffee. Nutritionists have accredited that iced coffee is 67% less acidic compared to those that are prepared hot.

    #2 Steep and wait it out:
    After adding water, you are advised to cover the large container and store it overnight in a cool place.

    #3 Strain the coffee away:
    After steeping your iced coffee overnight, decant the coffee into another container. You can separate the coffee grounds from the water by either French press or coffee filter. After removing all the grounds, the liquid left is your “sweet, full bodied, iced coffee concentrate.”

    #4 Dilute the iced coffee:
    The strained coffee is highly concentrated with caffeine, so you’ll have to dilute it with water. You can do this when mixing up that morning, afternoon or evening mug. Whatever time you want it, just mix one part of coffee with three part of water. Feel free to adjust the ratio depending on how strong or dilute you prefer it..

    #5 Ice your coffee right:
    You can prepare your own coffee ice cubes by pouring your leftover coffee into an ice cube tray and then freeze it overnight. This icing method keeps your coffee cool without heavily watering down the flavor.

    #6 Sweeten your iced coffee smart:
    If you are the type of person who likes a sweet taste in their coffee, then this is your chance to maximize your potential. There are very may ways of sweetening iced coffee, you can decide to try cinnamon, sugar, vanilla or almond extract for some exquisite flavor or try adding one of our delicious flavored espressos.

    #8 Serve the iced coffee up!:
    If you enjoy it cold, add a desired amount of ice into your coffee. As always, personalize your iced coffee with your preferred amount of milk and sugar!

    Try Hot Brewed Coffee

    #1 Brew it hot:
    Brew your coffee the way you always do. We recommend to make it a little stronger than usual, since it will be watered-down by the ice. Therefore you should adjust the coffee to the amount of ice you will use.

    #2 Decant your coffee:
    You can now transfer your coffee into your preferred jar, carafe or any other container. Let the coffee cool down before moving it to the fridge.

    #3 Serve the iced coffee up!:
    Similar to cold brew coffee all you need to do is: fill the cold coffee into a glass, add milk, sugar and of course ice! Stir it and you are good to go. Enjoy!

    Final Guidelines For Making A Delicious Homemade Iced Coffee

    1) When brewing it cold, always remember to give it a good stir.

    2) You can’t just brew hot coffee, and then pour it over ice, and call it iced coffee.

    3) Always take the unused coffee and fill an ice cube tray, that way your next mug of the power drink won’t be diluted.

    4) If you prefer sugar with your iced drink, always mix it before cooling for better blending; or you can also try to combine sugar and milk before including coffee into your mixture.

    5) If you want to try out different aromatics on your coffee, try swapping sugar for vanilla, cinnamon or almond extract for a fantastic drink.

    There are so many ways to prepare homemade iced coffee, some people may desire it strong, with a bitter flavor just like that of a diner style black coffee. Others prefer the sweet and creamy touch of added milk and sugar. Don’t be afraid to make it your own!

    Throughout the entire summer Gourmesso will provide you with delicious, easy and interesting recipes for the perfect homemade iced coffee - stay tuned!

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  • Although the debate over whether coffee is healthy or not has been going on for decades, most recent studies suggest that regular coffee consumption is not harmful, and may even offer some protection against diseases like Type II diabetes and liver cancer.
    While coffee isn't harmful, some people find it beneficial to reduce or even eliminate caffeine for a variety of reasons. Doctors sometimes recommend cutting down on caffeine to patients with health conditions including insomnia, acid reflux, pregnancy, anxiety disorders, hypertension or heart problems, while other people may simply dislike the idea of “relying” on a stimulant to get through their day.

    Caffeine Withdrawl Symptons To some people the idea of a caffeine-free life may be daunting. Photo: Pascal

    To someone who’s been drinking coffee every morning for the last five, ten or twenty years, the idea of adjusting to a caffeine-free life may be daunting. In fact, the effects of caffeine withdrawal can be serious enough that the American Psychiatric Association decided it warranted inclusion in the fifth edition of their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). But understanding what caffeine withdrawal is, and how to avoid it, will make the idea of going caffeine-free less intimidating.

    What Are the Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal?

    One symptom that will be familiar to many people who have skipped their regular coffee for a day or two is a persistent, unpleasant headache. A study found that about 50% of people who ceased caffeine consumption experienced one, and the intensity can range from mild to severe.

    Other common symptoms of caffeine withdrawal include sleepiness, fatigue, and an inability to concentrate. Emotional effects such as irritability, mood swings or depression occur in many people.

    In some cases, even physical side effects like nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, digestive distress, and constipation can accompany caffeine withdrawal.

    The Causes of Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

    How can simply quitting caffeine wreak such havoc on your body? One reason is because caffeine molecules fit neatly into the adenosine receptors in our brain, which prevents natural feelings of sleepiness and also boosts the effects of dopamine (a “feel-good” neurotransmitter). Caffeine also causes our adrenal glands to release adrenaline, which gives us a feeling of alertness. When the caffeine is taken away, our dopamine levels plummet, and we start to feel tired and moody.

    Researchers believe that withdrawal headaches happen because once the adenosine receptors are no longer blocked by caffeine, blood vessels in the brain dilate, causing a temporary feeling of pressure or pain.

    Because coffee stimulates gastrointestinal function, some people who suddenly reduce their caffeine intake experience problems with their stomach or digestion, but these side effects are less common.

    How to Avoid Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

    It’s impossible to predict how your body will react to a caffeine-free lifestyle, but there are a number of strategies to blunt the discomfort of withdrawal:

    1) Instead of cutting your caffeine intake drastically, plan to gradually taper down by reducing your caffeinated coffee consumption by moderate increments over a period of days or weeks. If you drink three cups a day, try limiting yourself to two, and then eventually to one, or half a cup. This will hopefully reduce the intensity of any withdrawal symptoms you experience.

    2) You can also try switching to decaffeinated coffee and teas. One cup of decaffeinated coffee contains about four milligrams of caffeine, much less than the 100 milligrams found in a typical cup of regular coffee. Some people like to mix caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee together to adjust their intake. Watch out for other possible sources of caffeine in your diet, including sodas, energy drinks, and chocolate.

    3) Keep hydrated and get some exercise. Drinking water will help your body flush toxins, and exercise triggers the release of mood-boosting dopamine in your brain, which will be diminished with the lack of caffeine.

    4) Allowing yourself to rest is also important. Without caffeine artificially stimulating your adrenal system, it’s natural to feel much more tired than usual. Sleeping for eight hours a night will give your body time to repair itself. If a withdrawal headache is keeping you awake, you might want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

    5) Although the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal can be unpleasant and even awful, most people report feeling better in a week or two. Planning ahead by gradually decreasing your caffeine intake, staying hydrated, and allowing time for plenty of sleep and moderate exercise will help make the discomfort of withdrawal pass even more quickly.

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  • Caffeine Facts Myths

    Caffeine: it’s a substance that’s been used for centuries, in countries around the world, and extensively studied by researchers. Yet despite the wealth of scientific data that exists, many feel confused about it. How do you distinguish the facts about caffeine from the myths? Below are five popular beliefs about caffeine—do you know which are true and which are false?

    Caffeine Facts & Myths The chemistry Is right, but how about these caffeine related myths? Photo: Greg Rodgers

    Caffeine Is Bad For You

    The origin of this belief is unclear, though some think it arose because coffee consumption is often paired with other unhealthy lifestyle choices, like smoking or eating trans-fat-laden doughnuts. However, the bulk of current research suggests that there are no health risks associated with regular, moderate caffeine consumption (the equivalent of up to four cups of coffee a day).

    Indeed, some studies suggest that caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea may have health benefits. Regular coffee consumption is linked to a reduced risk of type II diabetes and some cancers, while teas have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While a normal intake of caffeine is likely to be safe, there are risks associated with very high intakes (about 500 milligrams or more at once). An overdose of caffeine can cause anxiety, muscle twitching, rapid heartbeat, and stomach distress, among other symptoms.

    The verdict: false for most people, though very high doses can be dangerous.

    Caffeine Dehydrates you

    The idea that caffeinated beverages are dehydrating is a widespread belief, but is it true?
    Studies have shown that caffeine does have a diuretic effect, meaning that it increases water loss from the body. However, in most cases, any potential water loss is offset by the water consumed as part of the caffeinated beverage. The average cup of coffee, for instance, is 98% water.

    Additionally, some studies suggest that the diuretic effect of caffeine is more pronounced in people who don’t regularly consume the substance; for regular coffee and tea drinkers, the effect will be weaker.

    The verdict: false, for most intents and purposes.

    Caffeine Can Help You Lose Weight

    Many people believe in a link between caffeine and weight loss, and it’s true that caffeine is added to many diet supplements for its supposed metabolism-boosting and appetite-suppressing properties. But does it really work?

    The evidence is mixed—some studies have found that caffeine did reduce subjects’ appetite, but other studies have found no appetite reduction effect from caffeine. While caffeine can stimulate the metabolism, most experts agree that the fat-burning effect is likely to be minimal, and out-weighed by other factors that affect weight loss. Studies do suggest, however, that caffeine can give you a performance-enhancing boost in the gym. Athletes who consume a small amount of caffeine before a workout have been found to exert more energy and burn more calories.

    The verdict: Partly true, but the effect is likely to be small, and to vary by individual.

    Caffeine Can Sober You Up

    Someone who’s had too much alcohol might ask for coffee or an energy drink to “snap them out of it,” but does it really work? While caffeine can create a feeling of alertness that hides alcohol’s depressant effects, it cannot reduce or counteract the effects of alcohol. In fact, it can be dangerous to combine the two substances, as drinkers who are stimulated by the caffeine may not realize how much alcohol they have consumed. People who combine alcohol and caffeinated beverages are also more likely to binge drink.

    The verdict: false.

    Caffeine Is Addictive—And Quitting It Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms

    Many people are familiar with the “caffeine headache” that results when you skip your regular morning coffee, and as a result, the idea that caffeine is addictive has taken hold in the popular imagination. But is it true?

    People don’t use caffeine compulsively and pathologically enough to qualify as “addicts” in the strict sense of the word, but many people have developed a physical dependence on caffeine. A physical dependence occurs when a substance is used chronically, and the body undergoes physiological changes to accommodate it. Studies have shown that people who consume 100 milligrams of caffeine a day (about the amount in one cup of coffee) can develop a dependence on the substance.

    Physical dependence on caffeine is why many people who suddenly stop their regular consumption will experience a variety of side effects, including headaches, irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. But the majority will find that these symptoms pass within a week or two, and the withdrawal from caffeine is not dangerous like withdrawals from illicit drugs are.

    The verdict: somewhat true, but withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person, and are temporary.

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  • Fun Facts About Coffee

    Coffee is great for those longs nights and early mornings, but it seems that coffee has many more benefits than just that rush of caffeine. Here are ten fun facts about coffee you might want to know.

    1 - The first webcam was created to supervise a coffee machine.

    Have you ever made a trip to the office coffee pot, only to leave disappointed, because the pot was empty? In 1991, a camera was placed to face a coffee pot, by scientists at Cambridge University. This was to let them know if the pot had any coffee left and prevent them from having to make the trip if the coffee pot was empty.

    2 - Coffee Might Help Drinkers Prevent Depression

    If you have more than two or three cups of coffee, it might help to keep depression at bay. In a study done on over 50,000 women, it was found that those who consumed about 2 or 3 cups of coffee a day could decrease the risk of depression by 15%. Although, it has been decided this is not enough research to say this is certain.

    3 - Coffee Wasn’t Always Consumed as a Beverage

    Coffee hasn’t always been turned into the warm cozy drink you consumed today. It has been found that one of the first African tribes used to chew crushed berries mixed with some animal fat. The beans weren’t turned into a liquid until 1000 C.E. and it was turned into a wine at this point.

    4 - The New York Stock Exchange Was Built in a Café;

    Coffee shops aren’t just for first dates, or meeting up with friends. Opened in 1793, Tontine Coffee House is where the New York Stock Exchange began. It is a real coffee shop located on Wall Street. This coffee shop was frequently used by a group of stockbrokers as a meeting place. It was one of the busiest places for buying and selling stocks back in the day.

    The NYC Stock Exchange started in a café. Even the famous New York Stock Exchange started in a little café. Photo: Simon Cunningham

    5 - Coffee Doesn’t Dehydrate You

    It was once thought that caffeine was a diuretic. This isn’t true though - unless drank in large quantities, which is usually more than two cups of coffees a day. Studies have shown that a person’s urine output does not change, whether they drink a beverage with caffeine, or something without caffeine. As long as you drink in moderation, this isn’t something to worry about.

    6 - Coffee Is the Second Most Valuable Traded Commodity

    Only second to oil, coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity in the entire world. With about 25 million farmers, located in over 50 different countries, it’s no surprise coffee is close to the top of the list. With many coffee “addicts” needing that caffeine rush to get them through the day, coffee isn’t likely to fall down the list any further in the next years.

    7 - Coffee Contains Many Important Nutrients

    Coffee isn’t just great for the boost of caffeine it can give you; it also has some valuable nutrients. These nutrients include 11% riboflavin, 6% vitamin B5, 3% Manganese, 3% Potassium, 2% Niacin, and 2% Magnesium. These nutrients are an important part of your diet and are needed to help your body function at its highest levels.

    8 - There Are About 1400 Million Cups of Coffee Consumed Everyday

    You read that right; there are about 1400 million cups of coffee consumed daily, throughout the whole world. It is world’s second most popular cup filler, only second to water. In America about 83% adults contribute to this number. Of this, the average adult coffee drinking in America drinks on average three cups a day.

    9 - Coffee actually made from the seeds of the plant

    Before it actually makes it to the coffee machine, the coffee bean goes through a whole process to get to you. It all starts with harvesting the fruit of the plant, called the coffee cherry, which is deep red. Once separated from the fruit, the beans are then brought through a drying and roasting process. Only then do you receive your precious coffee grounds that get you through a hard day.

    10 - Iced coffee is more expensive to make

    If you have ever wondered why those coffee shops feel the need to charge you more for iced coffee, it’s because they are more expensive to make. This is because they use up more resources. These resources include plastic cups and the need to double brew the coffee.

    Coffee is easily one of the most popular beverages, found throughout the world. Whether you consume it for the taste, or the rush of caffeine, know you are one of millions. There are many interesting facts and health benefits to drinking this beverage. This was just a small list of things you might not have known.

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