Thursday, August 26, 2010

Coffee "To Go"

Yesterday, I needed to get out early to beat rush hour traffic and make the first class in Matan's Elul Learning Program.  That necessitated leaving the house early and not drinking my usual two giant mugs of coffee.

Of course, I could always buy some in Jerusalem, especially since I'd have lots of time to walk past lots of coffee shops on Emek Refaim Street, but buying coffee is expensive, and I don't have spare change for such luxuries.  So I decided to try something new.

A couple of days before, I made extra coffee, good delicious coffee and when it cooled off I poured it in a cup with a spout so it could easily be poured in a plastic water bottle.  First I added some sugar and then  I filled the bottle about 3/4 and put it in the freezer, just like I do with water to go bottles.  Then yesterday morning I took it out and added milk, like I add water to my water bottles. 

I took two bottles, one water-filled and one coffee-filled to Matan and drank them during the lectures.

So, this morning I've made extra coffee so I can prepare more frozen coffee bottles.  I may add a bit of milk to freeze along with the coffee, and I may take two coffee bottles for the very long three class mornings to help stay alert.

Considering how expensive it is to buy coffee, this is a very convenient and economical way to enjoy a nice refreshing ice coffee to go.


Risa said...

Sounds good to me!

sara g said...

sounds like a really good idea! put it in the next KKC. (even though it's not specifically kosher, it's food, right?)

Batya said...

Risa, and lower calories than bought iced coffee!
Sarag yes, kcc for sure. Kcc is more than gefilte fish.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Nice tip! I loved iced coffee of all kinds.

(p.s. you can also freeze coffee into ice cubes and you can use those in iced coffee so as not to water it down...)

Batya said...

Jen, I keep some frozen filter-dripped coffee for my Shabbat morning coffee to "spice up" the instant. It tastes much better like that.