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Old 07-02-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Leftover coffee uses?

Any ideas what I can do with leftover coffee? Should leftover coffee be refrigerated? frozen?

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Old 07-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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Callie,

Left-over coffee is actually very versatile. At the restaurant I work at, we make our iced coffee with our left over coffee, so if you like iced coffee, just put it in a pitcher and in the fridge. You can also add some flavorings like caramel or chocolate when serving.

As for more creative uses, left over coffee is great for making coffee ice cream, cakes, brownies, cookies, almost any desert really.

And even though this sounds odd, marinating a steak in a little coffee, and then later encrusting it with pepperocorns and a little ground coffee make for a wonderful flavor.

Oh, and about freezing the coffee. If you aren't going to use it within one or two days, then I would definately freeze it. Maybe even partition it out if you have a lot.

Hope that gave you some ideas.

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Old 07-02-2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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Hi Callie
Lots of times I'll use left over coffee in things I'm cooking, say a stew or even pork chops, gives them nice color and you really don't taste the coffee as such. I also freeze leftover coffee in an ice cube tray, then when I have iced coffee I add some of the cubes, that way my coffee isn't diluted with plain ice, it's pure caffiene

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Old 07-02-2006, 11:38 AM   #4
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From a personal standpoint, I will just nuke it the following day for another cup or two of coffee. This option expires on the second day. I can't drink a whole pot in one day, but I can't tolerate the taste after day two. Not sure exactly what changes, but something does.

Obviously this is not an option from a commercial standpoint, but I wasn't sure if that was exclusively what you were talking about.
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:41 AM   #5
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Use it for baking, and even finishing gravy/pan sauce...adds alot of earthy aroma and rounds out the flavors...
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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You all are great! I just love this place...you all share such good ideas! BigDog, I'm talking personal/household use. I'll heat up yesterday's coffee in the microwave, too. Not as good as fresh - but not bad. I'm going to try all your suggestions! Thanks
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Old 07-02-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
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Try it in a gravy when preparing a roast. Very tasty.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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I've never heard of most of these ways to reuse coffee grounds, thanks for all the info.

The only uses I've ever tried for them was for fertilzer for house plants and to divine the future.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:16 PM   #9
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I really like the idea of using it in chocolate cake. Mocha - my favorite.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:51 PM   #10
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I've never heard of most of these ways to reuse coffee grounds, thanks for all the info.

The only uses I've ever tried for them was for fertilzer for house plants and to divine the future.
Horab...just so there's no misunderstanding - my question is about leftover coffee (the beverage) not the coffee grounds. But then I don't know what to do with leftover coffee grounds either.
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