This might not make life EASIER, per-say, but it sure helps make it more tolerable. I'm a fan of iced coffee drinks. However, iced drinks never fail to also make them watery ones. I also have the knack of making too much coffee and just having a small amount left over. The solution? Pour the rest into an ice cube tray. Then, when you need ice for your coffee- whether it's an iced drink or a quick cool down- you can use the coffee ice and not risk the integrity of your drink.