I love to get together with friends for a coffee date. A few weeks ago some friends and I rounded up our kiddos and got together for an end of the school year party with coffee for the moms and lots of play time for the kids. It was a great way to start off the summer.
I headed to Vons, a Safeway affiliate, to pick up Gevalia coffee to bring to our start of the summer coffee date. Gevalia is near and dear to me because it was the first coffee I ever bought. I ordered the coffee by mail and it would arrive every few months right at my doorstep. I loved it and I was really excited when I found Gevalia is now being offered in stores! Gevalia now even comes in single serve cups for your Keurig® K-Cup® Brewer, perfect for a quick Gevalia fix.*
While I was at Vons I stopped by the bakery to pick up some treats for our coffee date. I couldn’t pass up two large packages of pastries – each one was only $5! I picked up berry strudels for the moms and chocolate croissants for the kids.
The pastries were a hit with the kids! Even my picky eater couldn’t turn down a little chocolate.
Of course, the moms enjoyed the Gevalia coffee and Safeway pastries, too! We also enjoyed having our kids distract each other for a few hours.
I bought a few different flavors of Gevalia and we brewed up the chocolate mocha coffee – YUM! I like flavored coffees, but I’ve never had a chocolate one that actually tasted like chocolate and Gevalia did. I loved this one and will definitely be getting it again.
I had planned on taking ice coffee concentrate and all the fixings for iced coffee for our coffee date, but life happened. Since I made up the jar of concentrate anyway, I thought I’d go ahead and share the recipe. This is the easiest recipe I’ve seen for iced coffee concentrate and the Gevalia Espresso Roast coffee works perfectly to make the concentrate. Just keep the pitcher in your fridge and use as desired. You can add all kinds of fun things to it like simple syrup, Irish cream coffee creamer or chocolate syrup!
- 12 ounce package of Gevalia Espresso Roast ground coffee
- 16 cups (3 1/2 quarts) water
- Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Half and Half, Flavored Syrups, Simple Syrup
- To Make Concentrate:
- Pour coffee in to a food safe container or pitcher large enough to hold both water and coffee.
- Pour water over coffee and stir to combine.
- Let sit for at least 8 hours (or longer).
- Strain coffee grounds preferably using a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or paper towels.
- Store concentrate in refrigerator until ready to use.
- To Make A Cup of Iced Coffee:
- Fill cup about 1/4 way full with coffee concentrate.
- Fill the cup 3/4 full with milk, half and half, etc.
- Add simple syrup, Irish creamer, chocolate syrup or any other flavored syrups as desired.
- You may or may want to use ice as it will water it down!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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