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    Most mornings I have to pack my lunch and make myself breakfast, so I'm sure I can figure out a routine. I didn't know that about coffee going rancid. So I really can't use up those old beans that have been in the cupboard for 3 or 4 years? I hate to throw anything away, but with the amount of coffee I was given for Christmas, I may be able to do that. We do have a fair trade local roaster (Dean's Beans) that people rave about. I'll have to get on board.
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    Re: Coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3778521;
    . . . So I really can't use up those old beans that have been in the cupboard for 3 or 4 years?
    You can use them; you won't get food poisoning or anything like that. Just rancid-tasting coffee.
    I hate to throw anything away
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    but with the amount of coffee I was given for Christmas, I may be able to do that.
    That's the spirit!
    We do have a fair trade local roaster (Dean's Beans) that people rave about. I'll have to get on board.
    Way to go! Once you have freshly roasted beans, you'll never go back to the stale old factory stuff. And you'll be doing something good for the local economy.
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    This may have been suggested before, but have you ever tried freezing all the excess coffee? My DIL freezes it because they don't use much except for company. When she makes coffee for us, she just defrosts the beans or the ground coffee, depending, and it tastes great.

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    Don't throw away your old coffee beans... Do a rough grind and them spread them in your plants. Coffee grounds are a great fertilizer for gardens because of their high nitrogen content. Of all the mineral nutrients in the soil, nitrogen is generally the most difficult for plants to acquire.

    In fact, after you make a cup of coffee save the grounds and give um to your plants. Added bonus is that your garden will smell wonderful... just like walking into Peet's.
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    Or you can put the beans in a nice clear glass vase and put a candle in on top and it becomes a pretty room decoration.
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    Too late. Unless I want to dig through the trash, they're history. I did used to save my coffee (with filters) to put around a grove of azalea bushes I planted once. It really worked. The filters kept out weeds and the coffee created the acidic soil (and nitrogen) they thrived on.
    I'm missing the Pavlovian bubble and hiss of the coffee maker letting me know I'm about to get my dose of caffeine. Other than that, the coffee making went well today. I used vanilla flavored beans and it was very vanilla-y.
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    mm..I might have to get one of these wonderful things, even if I have no job. Surely I can get one on ebay without blowing my way-littler budget!
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    True confessions: I was groggy and grouchy this morning and took the easy no-brainer route of coffeemaker rote. I'm thinking I could grind my coffee beans the night before and put them in a ziploc bag. It was the grinder/noise/difficulty level that kept me from it this morning.
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    What's the best thing to use to clean the coffee maker? I've heard vinegar but is there anything better?
    I love the starbucks brand coffee beans! I am convinced that my blood supply is 20% caffeine!

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    White vinegar is the most effective cleaner I've used for coffeemakers -- and glass/crystal, for that matter as well.
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