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Brew Twice and Save

Money is tight, and we love our morning coffee. I found a way to save 50%. I find the brand name on sale, and buy the darkest roast (look for scale on tin). Brew a full batch of coffee, pour into pitcher. Then fill reservoir with water again. Using the same grounds, brew again.

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When finished, pour in with first batch. Mix. Now you have 20 cups of coffee for the cost of 10. Remember: dark roast and regular strength cost the same! I strongly suggest using brand name (there is a difference in this case), and you can also use coupons! Live Thrifty!

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February 3, 20090 found this helpful
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This month's Consumers' Reports magazine gave 8:00 coffee their 'Best Buy' rating. I buy it at the local grocery store, though different stores have different varieties...I like strong coffee and find the Italian Roast does well for a thrifty price. Try the regular blend and if it's not to your taste, move up to the French or Italian (darker/more bitter) roasts. They also make hazelnut and vanilla flavored coffees. Whole bean or ground.

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By Nutmeg (Guest Post)
February 4, 20090 found this helpful

Starchild, this was a FANTASTIC tip! I read it this morning & just decided to try it out. My new favorite dark coffee is actually Dunkin' Dark, but it's expensive and I'd never thought of brewing it twice.

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I just finished my 2nd cup of the twice-brewed coffee and while it's a little lighter than the first brew, makes a perfectly respectable cup of coffee. Excellent tip - I'll be using this every day, saving money, and enjoying my coffee!

And Tennesue - I'll definitely be on the lookout for the brand you recommended too - thank you!

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February 4, 20090 found this helpful

I do the same with loose leaf Tea. I make enough to put in a gallon container and store in the fridge. I will then reheat a cup at a time as desired in the microwave. Brewing, cleaning pot etc. one time. Fast, convenient cups of tea many times!

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