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Old 10-18-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Leftover coffee

I keep thinking that when I make coffee and have a lot leftover, I should keep it in the fridge so I can have iced coffee later. Well, I was wondering, how long would the coffee in the fridge stay good/good-tasting for? Does anyone else do this?

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Old 10-18-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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I've done that, too. Don't know how long it would last - mine is always gone within a day or two.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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I'll save it for later in the day. Pour it over ice with a little cream and a couple of chugs of Kahlua. I've never really kept it for long.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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I don't find regular hot coffee to be strong enough for the iced version, especially once the ice starts melting. My leftover morning coffee, if it doesn't go in a thermos for later, is water the plants.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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Here you go crankin'
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Lots of opinions here. Not neccewssarily on iced, but on taste and length ot time.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:24 PM   #6
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I don't find regular hot coffee to be strong enough for the iced version, especially once the ice starts melting. My leftover morning coffee, if it doesn't go in a thermos for later, is water the plants.
I like my coffee worthy of the horseshoe test. If you throw a horseshoe in the coffee pot and it doesn't stand up, it's not strong enough.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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I like my coffee worthy of the horseshoe test. If you throw a horseshoe in the coffee pot and it doesn't stand up, it's not strong enough.
Ditto here. And we make just enough for her to have a large cup and me to have a large cup (think two cup mug sized), so rarely do we have leftover coffee to worry about.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:41 PM   #8
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I rarely have any "left over", but I have no problem nuking some cold coffee if I really need a caffeine fix.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:20 PM   #9
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dh and i have leftover coffee all the time and what we don't drink one morning i put in a jar in the refer. and we reheat it the next morning.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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I've heard or freezing leftover coffee in ice cube trays to store and use later when you make iced coffee so when the cubes melt it wont make your iced coffee watery
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I've heard or freezing leftover coffee in ice cube trays to store and use later when you make iced coffee so when the cubes melt it wont make your iced coffee watery
That's a pretty neat idea
Too bad you can't freeze Grey Goose for a similar affect
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Tell me about it....but I guess if you were mixing it with something you can just freeze whatever it is you are mixing it with!
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #13
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Who said we were mixing it with anything but ice!
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #14
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well then....that IS a problem!
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:52 PM   #15
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Grey Goose keeps well in the freezer...
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:03 AM   #16
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I think that tastewise (for a normal, not gourmet coffe-drinker) it does not change that much from the moment it gets cold. But certainly there are some processes inside the liquid (coffee acids change their quality etc). When the coffee gets cold, it is like the tea gets cold.
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