Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the perfect cup of coffee? No matter what I do, I cant seem to get my coffee..."just right"...its either too strong or too weak. I would love to hear suggestions.
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For those of you who are coffee drinkers, I've found that it's perfect for taking the edge off that late night (of anytime) sweet craving. I add 1/2 cup of nonfat milk and 1.3 tbsps of sugar free mocha mix to 12 ounces of coffee (77 cal total), and it's the perfect combination of warm and sweet.
I'm the only coffee drinker in my household. A full pot of coffee encouraged me to drink more than I wanted/needed. The single cup coffee makers (like Keurig) seemed expensive. And don't get me started on "premium" coffee shops!
I started making a coffee concentrate with 1 scoop coffee in 2 oz of water. (I make 30oz at a time). Keep in the refrigerator. When you want a cup, mix 2 oz of mix with 4-6 oz of hot water and Voila! A single cup of coffee that's no more expensive than making a pot.
To make: Place coffee grounds in container, add water. Cover and refrigerate over night. Strain out the coffee grounds (use in your garden) and keep concentrate in the refrigerator.
To make it easier to strain, I fill the large tea bags (purchase at specialty tea shops).
I'm a coffee addict and realized that it was important for me to drink more water. My few cups of joe each day were taking away from my goal of 8 cups of water a day. So, I made a rule that I've been strictly following: for each cup of coffee, I must drink one cup of water.
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