My Things 2 Do with Coffee

For those who follow me you know I’ve been gone for a bit. I’m sorry blame it on Crohns.

I’ll  post a blog on that soon.

Last Thursday was National Coffee Day!!  I’m so sorry I missed having a post for that day but again Crohns.

This is all about My Things 2 Do Coffee.

Being half German I’m pretty sure my mother put coffee in my bottle as a baby.

I love coffee day and night. Am I the only one who was brought up in a home that first thing in the morning you make a pot of coffee, and have another pot made after dinner?

I’ve had so much coffee in my life that it doesn’t keep me awake at night.

I love hot coffee and iced coffee. I have my coffee station set up on the counter so if I want an espresso or cappuccino or just a quick cup of coffee there it is.

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My coffee station

Recently we went camping and I didn’t have coffee. This was not good.

I know your saying just pack instant coffee then. Nope not going to. I do not like instant. It has it’s place and that is in recipes not my coffee cup.

I visited our friendly camping store and found this.

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There were several camping coffee makers to choose from ranging in price from the very low to the very high. Mine was closer to the very low at only $4.  I tried it out and I love it! It makes one cup of coffee, has a permanent filter and so very easy to use. Oh and did I mention it doesn’t take up much room nor does it make any noise.

Just fill the cup with coffee close it back together,

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place the whole thing on top of a coffee cup and fill the top with boiling water.

Ta da!  Coffee just like your Keurig makes.

Now speaking of Keurig’s. I love mine to death but lets be honest here those little k-cups are expensive.

Like so many when I got my Keurig as a birthday present I went out and bought all kinds of coffee for it. I thought I can finally have different flavored coffees without buying pounds of coffee. Yeah that was an expensive month for me. Thank goodness I have a fiancé who was willing to kick in some money for some of those flavored coffees.

The biggest problem I had with having a Keurig was that my lovely fiancé loves to stock pile. Well before buying me the coffee maker of my dreams I had a regular buy the filters and make a pot of coffee, coffee maker.

So now I had all this coffee and nothing to use it with except my espresso maker and let’s face it I wasn’t having a cappuccino or espresso daily. I just got this awesome Keurig and I want to use it.

I went on the search to find a reusable k-cup. Heck I even tried reusing one of the cups filling it with my coffee and putting foil on top to close it. (I don’t recommend doing that)

I bought this dollar tree version and while it takes opening and closing the Keurig several times, after a while I can fool it into thinking that I just want 6 ounces of water. But that was frustrating and I wanted a full 8 ounces of coffee not 6 ounces.

I went to the Keurig website and after a small search found a k-cup. Then I went on Amazon and found one.  Actually two. The one I picked came in two sizes so I can make one cup of coffee or use my carafe. The carafe is great when you have a few people over and want to make a lot of coffee but I don’t normally use it so…..  Well anyway I purchased the k-cup from Amazon.

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Make sure you check which brewer your buying your cup for. I didn’t do that the first time and had to send it back.

This one works well and fits my brewer.

But then I found this one at Walmart. 5cfe1c1a-f6d1-4c9e-bc9f-3f76cd58d351_1-0cd69563084d3b96b3c1e7295b6ae26cThis one cost me $4.92

Now I go back and forth between my amazon k-cup and my Walmart k-cup and enjoy the stock pile of coffee that Tiffany purchased for me.

A good friend from church gave me an awesome recipe for Iced Coffee. You’ve got to try this.

Ice Coffee

1 1/3 cup ground coffee

4 cups water

Stir let sit for 12 hours(overnight)

Strain liquid twice

Store in refrigerator

To make the ice coffee use 1/3 cups of coffee, sweetener, 2/3 cup milk, ice

hint*(use a French press)

Well now you’ll need some cake to go with all that coffee.

Recipe curtesy of Rasa Malaysia

Apple Coffee Cake

Serves 10 | Prep Time: 15 Mins | Cook Time: 35 Mins

Ingredients:

3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup (120 mL) milk
1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (180 g) self-rising flour
2-3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced small
1/3 cup (60 g) dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) ground cinnamon

Method:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch cake pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, beat the granulated sugar, butter and egg until combined. Mix in the milk, vanilla extract, self-rising flour and apples. Add apples to your preference.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the top. Use a toothpick to swirl the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a rack to cool completely; then cut and serve.

Cook’s Note:

Spices, like ground nutmeg and cloves, can also be added to create warmer flavors.
Read more at http://rasamalaysia.com/apple-coffee-cake/2/#1pmSRvjKSgmwiRU5.99

 

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