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Coffee Granita

February 2, 2011

Just received this email:

To All Students,

The National Weather Service is forecasting a major ice storm for tomorrow,
Wednesday, February 2, creating potentially hazardous conditions for

Use extra caution when traveling outside. If you must go out, avoid walking
under trees and power lines. Wear appropriate footwear and walk cautiously.
Be on the lookout for potential hazards overhead. If you see a downed wire,
assume it is live with power and stay away from it. Warn others in the area
to stay away. Report any downed wires or power outages to Public Safety

If you experience a power outage at your residence on campus, keep doors and
windows closed to the extent possible, and do not use candles or other
open-flame devices. Do not attempt to use stoves or fireplaces for heating,
thereby creating fire hazards. Prepare yourselves now by keeping flashlights
handy, keeping cell phones fully charged, and making sure you have drinking
water and food available.

Drinking water? Is there something wrong with the ice?

Anyways, what better time than during an ice storm to accidentally freeze your already-iced coffee concentrate?

This is what happens when you try to bite off more than you can chew class-wise.

But you know what? It was delicious. Couldn’t have hurt that I was using Cafe Grumpy’s Heartbreaker blend, which is so rich that the oils of the beans stained the bottom of my Tupperware. After realizing there was no point in melting the concentrate and then adding ice, I proceeded to hack at the brown block with a knife, probably waking up my entire floor in the process.

No longer a “cup” of coffee, maybe, but a refreshing shaved ice beverage that would probably go nicely with some amaretto. So shut your blinds, swap your hot toddy for another kind of Toddy, and try to blend with your environment.

Fight fire with fire– or should I say ice with ice?

(Check out the appropriately-named post Fire and Ice)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. shira permalink
    February 2, 2011 3:09 pm

    So me and my friend from home have this thing we call “reverse iced coffee” where we put coffee in ice cube trays and, on humid NYC summer mornings, put coffee ice cubes in a glass, add milk, and wait for it to make the reverse iced coffee. This post reminded me of that even though I couldn’t imagine ingesting ice right now 🙂

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