Typically we tend to think of coffee as a comforting and warming drink to fuel our working day and to help keep us happy and hydrated in the office. However, as we enjoy the best the British summer has to offer, sometimes we might want to reach for a cooler, more refreshing drink to enjoy in the sunshine (when we get some sunshine that is!)
So if your office is made up of a team of coffee lovers like ours at FreshGround, skipping our daily caffeine hit is not an option. You’ll be pleased to know there are lots of delicious iced coffee drinks to enjoy during the warmer months. And we’re not just talking about the classic iced coffee. From blended mocha frappuccinos to iced Americanos, there’s a coffee drink for every mood and taste. So, let’s take a sip of the top five summer drinks to enjoy in the office and keep cool.
Starting off with a classic, the iced latte is a perfect summer coffee drink. It’s simple, refreshing, and gives you the caffeine boost you need to get through the working day. One of the best things about an iced latte is you can customise it however you like.
We like to add a pump of vanilla or caramel syrup for a touch of sweetness or swap out regular milk for almond or oat milk for a delicious dairy-free version.
Cold brew may be one of the trendiest coffee drinks out there right now, but it’s not just a fad. It’s perfect for those who want a smoother, less acidic coffee taste. Cold brew is made by simply steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended amount of time, resulting in a rich, delicious flavour. You can top it off with some fresh cream or syrup for an extra tasty flavour kick.
For those who like their coffee to pack a punch, the iced Americano may just be your favourite go-to summer drink. Made with espresso shots and water, the iced Americano is perfect for hot summer days when you want a quick and refreshing pick-me-up. You can also add flavoured syrup or milk to customise and again, swap out your dairy milk for an alt-based milk instead.
The mocha frappuccino is sure to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. Made with coffee, milk, ice, ice cream, AND chocolate syrup, this indulgent drink is almost like a drinkable dessert! It’s a good choice for a hot day or as an afternoon treat to beat the heat. It can be rather high in calories and fat though so enjoy in moderation!
Iced tea latte
And finally, for your tea-loving team members, you can try an iced tea latte. This drink combines tea with milk and a syrup of your choice to create a light, refreshing, and great-tasting drink. You can choose from all sorts of different teas like green tea, rooibos, or herbal blends, and then customise them with syrups like vanilla, strawberry, caramel and so on.
What you’ll need
In order to make any of these summer coffee classics, you’ll want to start with a high-quality coffee bean for the ultimate flavour. If you and your team are looking to upgrade your current coffee offering in the office, a bean-to-cup machine is a great place to start.
You can choose from a wide range of makes and models that will cater for your office team. Plus, every machine from FreshGround comes with a comprehensive service plan to help keep the coffee flowing. Ask us about our coffee machines and choose from purchasing your machine outright, renting or getting one on free loan. Our team of experts are on hand to help so simply get in touch and we’ll find the right solution for you.
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