My daughter taught me this tip about saving money on coffee costs. She worked in a fancy coffee shop and they taught her tons about coffee, even though she is not a coffee drinker.
Grind your coffee very fine (espresso grind) and it will go much further. Only use half your normal amount of scoops to get the same or even darker pot of coffee. You may need to use a double filter in your drip coffee maker so no grounds get through.
We have been doing this for awhile now and are very pleased with the results. And, our coffee costs are going down so we are even able to purchase socially responsible coffee also.
By Suzanne from Bainbridge Island WA
Great tip. I'll give it a whirl.
Thanks for sharing.
I mix generic or store brand coffee with a Big Shot brand (if I have a coupon for it!)
I have heard this before but never tried it but it would seem like it would work. We don't drink an overabundance of coffee at home but it is so expensive now this is worth a try.
What is "socially responsible coffee"?
I have the same question what is soc. resp. coffee? Please add detail so those of us who are not in the know can figure out what this refers too. Thanks much.
I buy espresso (but very inexpensively!) called CAFE LA LLAVE. If you can find it at a supermarket (I get it at Stater Bros in Big Bear Lake CA)buy the "brick" - it's even cheaper in the compressed pkg, a little more in the can. Dark Green packaging. Best coffee! Use it as espresso or back-off the scoopful and use as regular coffee. I am a dark roast fan and I recommend it highly. Have used it for some years now.
Socially responsible coffee is that which is grown by people who are paid a decent wage. It is usually called,"Fair Trade". I get my coffee from a coop that is in Mexico and they not only grow the coffee but roast and package it there.
I just want to put out there that Mexico is not our friends. They do not tell the truth often on their packaging and their own gov does not care about them. If you ever get to go to the real Mexico there are 2 classes rich and dirt poor. The rich have to pay off police for accidents or even to have a wedding in a church. It has been like this for years. Oh and the rich always have a house in the US so they can go back and forth without any problems. They are usually paid low wages. Look at out country... We still have the best country but so many people are greedy and do not even see it. Its usually the average person that pays it forward. I refuse to pay for coffee from a coffee house. Let me tell you about a company that has said they can not spare any money to donate any coffee to our troops. This has been for years. Starbucks... They even have little shops in grocery stores so unless it is really cheap and on sale or reduced they are bad in my book.
I need my daily dose of strong coffee. It's to the point where if I don't have it, I am not only cranky but I also have a headache, depressed, etc. I think I'm addicted.
"socially responsible coffee"
I seriously doubt that in all the years of their glorious reigns, either Emily Post or Amy Vanderbilt applied such a chic? adjective to coffee.
Should I assume you 'coined the phrase' as reference to a high class cuppa mud?
Funny and cute!
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