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The Versatility of Coffee


“…coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleaguered in the middle of the night.”

Count Alexander Rostov, A Gentleman in Moscow

A Cold Brewed Cup of Coffee

It’s hot here this summer but I still yearn for a cup of coffee midday – after my Unknownmorning pick-me-up.  I tried this recipe with the last grounds of a gingerbread flavored coffee a friend sent to me for Christmas.  The ginger still has a snap, and without the heat, it’s a tasty summer brew.  Try it with your favorite flavored coffee and let me know how it works out for you.


  • Combine 1 1/2 heaping cups of ground coffee with
  • 4 cups room temperature water in a glass container.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 12 hours.
  • Strain through a mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter.

Yield:  2 1/1 cups syrup.  Keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

To serve and enjoy:  Combine 1/2 cup or less of the coffee base syrup with equal parts of water or milk.  Pour over ice.