Thursday, November 08, 2007

Just a cup of coffee

Anna was talking about cold brewed coffee the other day. It sounded good - less bitter, less dehydrating, so I thought I'd try a batch. No one mentioned the mess. All this for a cup of coffee:


Perhaps I could figure out a straining system that is a bit more washing-up efficient. No need to abandon the process just yet.

Then I tasted it - mmm good (once I'd figured out how much to dilute the concentrate).

I swear I just had one small cup, with oodles of hot milk but you would think I had been mainlining espressos all morning. Unbelievable caffeine hit - my heart is still beating faster than normal. Too much coffee makes me jabber incessantly. My poor friend called me post-coffee and 45 mins later I was still bending her ear. Perhaps I'd better try again with decaf.

12 comments:

Junie Moon said...

What a cute story. I don't drink coffee but I've had the same reaction drinking Mountain Dew--my friends call me Babbling Brook then as I can't seem to shut up.

monica said...

I could do with some of that coffee... I feel so tired today... must stop reading till the small hours.

Joanna Butchart said...

I LOVE coffee but the thought of drinking it cold makes me shudder.

Joanna Butchart said...

or do you drink it warm. Now i am confused maybe i have had too much caffeine

Ragged Roses said...

I'm strictly decaff (unless it's tea), can't take the coffee caffeine heart palpitation thing!!!! It always makes me feel like I'm just about to sit an exam!
Kimx

grumpy said...

Just swig "Camp" coffee (which contains chicory) and it saves all the mess.

Megan said...

I can just picture you sitting at that table mainlining coffee. It certainly looks like some kind of crazy chem. lab in there.

And you mean people have times when they don't jabber like mad at everyone who happens nearby? Oh.

alice c said...

Am I allowed to own up to drinking instant? Will you ban me from your blog?

Leslie said...

I have the Toddy Coffee system and it's great! We keep the cold brew in the fridge all the time. Makes a great iced coffee, too!

http://www.toddycafe.com/shop/product.php?productId=67

Lindy said...

I'd never do it- I'm soo lazy that I've recently started drinking instant just so that I don't have to wash up!!

Rachel said...

I put a cloth in a sieve and leave it to strain into a bowl - then I squeeze the last drops through the cloth and get my hands all gorgeously coffee scented - pour it into a jug then into a bottle to keep the fridge. I use an old Coca Cola bottle just to irk the boys!!! It's lovely with cold milk and really smooth with just hot water. I used to have coffe with sugar but this is yummy without any sugar at all.

dottycookie said...

Holey moley - maybe I won't be trying that ...