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how to make iced coffee

How to Make Iced Coffee Using a French Press

Summer might be almost over, but there’s never a wrong time to enjoy homemade iced coffee. You can find me with one in hand year round — including in the middle of a blizzard. I’ve heard a lot of people say that they prefer to order this frozen delicacy from a coffee shop, because they struggle to make a really good iced coffee. I’m all for supporting your favourite local coffee purveyors but sometimes you just really don’t want to leave the house. If you’re one of those people, I put together this guide for you! My personal favourite brewing method is with the french press, because it retains the most amount of flavour from the bean, but you can use any method you’d like. Even instant will work if you’re in a pinch! The Beans You need to have good quality coffee beans in order to make a great tasting coffee. Look for a blend that’s made from 100% arabica beans, as opposed to robusta. Arabica beans have a more developed flavour and acidity …

michael pilon beginnings

Beginnings

The beginning stage of a project is always the hardest step for me to get through. I’m generally full of bright ideas, but I tend to have my head in the clouds and it’s really hard to get them onto paper — that’s about to change with this blog. Creating a space to talk about my experiences with fashion and lifestyle has been on my mind for years, but choosing this specific time to actualize my vision was really a no-brainer. There is no more time to sit and dream when there is a system that needs to be altered. Now more than ever, we need to recognize diverse brands and independent voices, and there are stories that I would like to do my part and amplify. I have hope that the fashion system itself, with its cyclical and often frivolous wants, will have a new beginning, and lean more towards ethical production, sustainable practices, and diverse representation. As all beginnings go, I think it’s appropriate to have a little introduction about myself and my …