Don’t dump leftover coffee down the drain! It’s perfect for homemade granitas, popsicles, smoothies, and iced lattes. Add cream, flavoring and/or sweetener as desired & you’ve got a practically free dessert or snack.
I’ve found an easy way to save $$$’s when making coffee. After making a pot of coffee, leave the filter with the grounds in the machine. When you’re ready to make your next pot, add half as much grounds as you normally would on top of the previously brewed grounds. For your third pot, add about a quarter the normal amount of grounds to the filter. Besides saving money on coffee, you’ll save on coffee filters and the time and energy it takes to dump and wash out the filter several times.
Every once in awhile I brew a pot of coffee that turns out too weak. I don’t like to just toss it down the sink so I’ve found a couple of ways to use the coffee that work for me. Continue reading
Instead of dumping leftover coffee or tea down the drain I pour it into ice cube trays and freeze for my next iced coffee or iced tea.