The Best Cold Brew Coffee and FREE Recipe Card

It looks like someone has failed to write anything since they launched their new website...way to go Katie! A lot of great things have been happening and whenever I start to get overloaded my journaling is always the first to go. I am really trying to do better at it, promise. 

To make up for it I wanted to share with you all a recipe for my favorite cold brew coffee AND some awesome FREEBIES!

 

My last year of college I worked at one of the busiest coffee shops on campus and it is still one of my favorite jobs. I got to work with some awesome ladies and BFFs (hi Lauren and Bee), my boss was adorable (hi Erin), shifts flew by and making coffee is SO fun. Back then the cold brew coffee craze had not hit so we just had our usual iced coffee or iced americanos, I am not going to group lattes or mochas in here, strictly for technological terms. Anyways...moving on. 

Cold brew coffee is kind of the "it girl" right now. You can find it at some of your local coffee shops and Starbucks carries it but only in limited quantities, which I totally get and you will see why in a sec. I should probably rewind for a second and explain what cold brew coffee even is. It is simply coffee that has been brewed in cold water for a long period of time and which then creates a coffee concentrate. Since it brews so slowly and for such a long period of time it takes a lot of the bitterness/acid out of the coffee, creating a smoother drink and more distinct flavor profile. All you really need to know though, is that it is super delicious AND really easy to make!

I whipped up a recipe card for you and some cute coffee art. You can print them off and use them separately, like if you had a coffee bar in your home, just put the print in a frame and you are good to go. Or you can print them off, cut them out and glue them together to create a fun double sided recipe card, totally your call!

This recipe makes around 12 cups and usually lasts us 5ish days. I would not keep it any longer than 5 days because it will start to taste a little off, like most things that sit in your fridge for long periods of time. 

Also, while we are on the subject of coffee, if you haven't visited the Etsy shop in awhile there are 11 new coffee mugs and tumblers! And just for baring with me and reading through this whole thing, I am giving you a 15% discount off of your entire purchase until next Wednesday! Just use code: ILOVECOFFEE at checkout!

 

I hope you all enjoy the cold brew coffee as much as we do around our house! Let me know what you think!!

 

Katie Michelle Designs Rebrand

I am SO excited to announce that the Katie Michelle Designs rebrand is complete! A HUGE thank you to the lovely and talented Lauren Carns for doing such beautiful work and for dealing with all of my indecisiveness and sporadic schedule the past couple months. She has been so kind and patient. If you are ever looking for any kind of design work, give her a holla because she is a gem to work with. 

Lauren first created some mood boards to draw some inspiration from and to hone in on what my style and aesthetic was. I think she perfectly summed me up in this mood board. Sometimes I just like to stare at it because it is so pretty!

Next she went to work designing my new logos. My only request was that they involved some of my calligraphy. She did a great job mixing hand lettered elements along with digital ones, along with a pop of color!

Next Lauren designed a new business card and package insert for my Etsy shop. She had the GENIUS idea of the package serving a dual purpose. The back features my business information and then the front can be saved as a small postcard size print. Such. A. Fun. Idea. 

Lastly but most importantly Lauren designed my brand new website which includes hand lettered elements as well as some watercolor images! You may notice that my website address has changed to: www.katiemichelleralls.com, so please change your bookmark/favorite accordingly!

Another new feature to Katie Michelle Designs is a newsletter! Subscribers to the newsletter will receive free monthly downloads, coupons, as well as other fun goodies! To sign up, just simply sign up at the bottom of home page! I promise I will not SPAM you, I hate receiving junk email too!

I am excited to get back to blogging as well as sharing more new and exciting projects with all of you!