I know being basic is supposed to be some sort of bad thing, but when it comes to my coffee drinks, I will embrace any title thrown at me. Because yes, my coffee habits make me about as basic as they come.
For some reason, Italy hasn't gotten on the iced coffee train. We don't have Starbucks here — at least anywhere near where I live. And as the temperature gets warmer and my pant hem gets shorter, my coffee needs to get colder, which is basically the only thing Starbucks is good for (PSLs excluded). So my coffee consumption was in a bit of a funk until I discovered the magic that is the Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Marker.
This cold brew system is easy to use, and the best part — it's cheap. The filter comes with directions that make a coffee concentrate that lasts me about a week (though I have an extreme white girl relationship with it) and comes with a fantastic carafe that fits in the fridge.
So, Theresa and I have been experimenting with iced coffee syrups to perk up our caffeine fix and thought we'd bring you the deliciousness that is burnt sugar syrup. It resembles the taste of a bonfire-toasted marshmallow or creme brulée — basically, extremely tasty things. Take that sugar and your coffee and have a jittery, basic kind of day. The simple syrup is even great in whiskey. But you know us and whiskey.