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What to do with leftover coffee?

sistrgoldnhr Jan 25, 2012 07:49 AM

I live in a household that hates reheated coffee with a passion. As a result, whenever leftover coffee gets cold, it's thrown away. Any suggestions for using leftover coffee for cooking?

  1. CarrieWas218 Jan 25, 2012 07:50 AM

    Throw it in your garden.

    1. porker Jan 25, 2012 07:53 AM

      My mother used to deglaze the cast-iron pan after frying steaks (to a nice shoe-leather, well done) then thicken with starch for a gravy.

      I don't know if its urban legend or even the possible benefits, but I heard of coffee enemas (I don't know if this qualifies as "for cooking"...)

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        Scary Bill Jan 25, 2012 07:55 AM

        Redeye gravy.

        1. tcamp Jan 25, 2012 08:01 AM

          In warm weather, I refrigerate for a tall iced coffee at the pool after work. You can make ice cubes out of some to ice aforementioned coffee w/o diluting.

          The gravy sounds good too. I will be trying that soon.

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            rusty_s Jan 25, 2012 08:01 AM

            Yes! You can use it in chocolate cake recipes.
            Or freeze in cubes for iced coffee (which I know is not remotely the best way to make iced coffee, but is the easiest).

            1. chowser Jan 25, 2012 08:41 AM

              Use it in pot roast.

              1. nomadchowwoman Jan 25, 2012 09:08 AM

                Braises. Sauces. Marinades.

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