Jubala’s Kyle Hamlin Makes a Coffee Tonic for a Pick-Me-Up

Kyle Hamlin, a barista for Jubala Coffee, has created the perfect tonic for chilling at home.
by Melissa Howsam

photograph by Owen S. Jordan

Kyle Hamlin, Barista at Jubala Coffee


photograph by Owen S. Jordan

“When it starts getting warm out, I love to make a refreshing and straightforward Coffee Tonic. The bright carbonation from the tonic mixes with the sweet, acidic flavor of the coffee to create a beautifully cohesive drink that’s perfect when summer hits. You can use espresso or cold brew for the coffee, both taste great. I make my own tonic (it’s made with a mixture of cinchona bark, juniper, cardamom and allspice—which is why it looks yellow), but any high-quality tonic water from the store should do just fine!”






How to make it

Pour 5 ounces of tonic water over ice. Top with 1 ounce cold brew concentrate (or 1 shot of espresso) and lemon peel to garnish.