Guide for your Summer Coffee Menu

With temperatures slowly climbing and summer setting in, it’s the perfect time for Café owners to add a twist and refreshing drinks to the Coffee Menu. A fresh menu will attract more customers and give a reason for your loyal customers to visit you more often. 

Here are some ideas that can jazz up the summer menu in your cafe. 

Cold Brewed Coffee

Welcome the summer season with cold brews on your cafe menu. Unlike hot brews or regular espressos, where hot water is used to extract coffee from the grinds, cold brew relies on cold water and gives you a refreshing cooler coffee experience.

Cold brews are smooth and fruity. Even those who do not like coffee will enjoy a good cup of cold brew. You can make cold brews by steeping coffee grounds in water for 12 to 18 hours.

Toddy Cold Brew systems are world-renowned for producing super smooth brews with favourable acidity. You can serve the resultant coffee just like that or top it up with some cream or even make other drinks using it.

Iced Coffee Lemonade

Drinking lemonade in summers evokes a sense of nostalgia. Elevate the nostalgia to a whole different level with iced coffee lemonade. It is a sweet, refreshing, and citrusy drink that will make you fall in love with it instantly. After all, why should iced tea be the obvious choice at all times?

You can make this drink by mixing one cup of coffee with half a cup of orange juice and one-third of a cup of lemon juice and sweeten it with some honey. You can serve it in tall glasses with ice and a wedge or a slice of lemon for garnishing.  

Cafe Affogato

If you have never had Affogato, then you are in for the experience of a lifetime with the bitterness of the coffee and the sweet taste of ice cream. Affogato means ‘drowned’ in Italian, and it is the literal translation of the dish.

To make Affogato, you can take ice cream scoops of any flavour in a beautiful glass and pour hot espresso over it. You can then top it up with nuts, chocolate wafers or curls, caramel sauce, etc., the choices are endless.

The combination of ice cream with pockets of hot espresso will lead to an explosion of flavours in the mouth. 

Iced Coffee Mocha

You can never go wrong with the classic iced coffee mocha. The combination of coffee, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and milk is a crowd-pleaser. 

When your guests want something familiar and delicious to fall back on after a long day, the iced coffee mocha is just what they need. You can even use your cold brew to make this drink.

Ready, Set, Brew!

Irrespective of what drinks you serve in your cafe and where you source your coffee from, your choice of coffee machine and equipment for your Café plays a crucial role in getting the best out of your beans and serving consistent quality. Pick the best from industry renowned coffee equipment range by Kaapi Machines. Be it automatic or semi-automatic coffee machines from Rancilio, WMF, Kalerm, or La Marzocco; or roasters from Probat and Aillio; grinders from Mahlkonig, Ditting or any other coffee equipment, choose the best gear to your Cafe! 


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