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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A tribute to Folgers

I understand it is National Coffee Day. Well, I can't let that pass without the mention of my favorite coffee on the planet. Okay. Let's understand that I am really cheap. I don't do Starbucks. I don't grind my own. I am in no way a coffee snob.

That being said, I do love me some Joe. I used to over indulge in all those rich wonderful flavored creamers. Not so good when you are limiting carbs. I have blogged before about the flavored coffees from Folgers, but that was chocolate, and this is better. At least for me. This makes me a happy woman any time of day. It is so good I can even do it without cream. That is saying something.

Yesterday, I was so happy to get to go out for coffee with my BFF from way back--yes, we saw the 70s together. She lives half a country away, so our coffee chats are few and far between. Well, we were checking out a coffee shop I am hoping to hold some chuch meetings in soon. Great place. I am broke this week, and trying to drop some more pounds too, so I just ordered the house coffee. You would think that would be the ultimate. You know, it is pretty pricey in those places. I can honestly say that I like my home brew better. My husband loves that I am so easily pacified. Not a coffee diva, which is good because he won't touch the stuff. Two of three sons like it though.

That thought brings me to another hint. My youngest, who is being treated through diet for his stomach issues, can no longer drink regular high acid coffee. Sad? He is. Being supermom, I set out to find a solution. My wonderful friend and Diner, Loretta, told me about a system to make a cold brew which has lower acid. I investigated that idea from her. Unfortunately, after a month with car repairs and overdue accounts from hubby's clients, we have been strapped lately. I couldn't afford one of those specialty systems for making low acid coffee. Then I found a tip online that said you can make the same low acid brew using a coffee press. I found one on Amazon for around $17. I ordered that, and so far, so good. It is small, but makes enough concentrate for him to have about 6 cups of coffee. The trick is to use the press to soak the grounds over night in cold filtered water. Then in the morning, plunge it down and you get a concentrate to dilute in a cup. I just add about half water and half coffee, heat it up and let him sweeten it. It is really tasty, too. Here's the coffee press I purchased.

I have been sooooo busy lately. I just completed the newsletter, so I will get that out on time. I have been really stressed with too many obligations, but I can't figure out anything to drop. We still eat low carb, and are doing great. My Sunday prep day was devoted to doing some unusual fermented condiments. I will feature one of those recipes--sauerkraut, in the October newsletter, so be sure to be watching out for it. I have also been processing a lot of chicken, but I have already told you how to do that on this blog. I will get more regular at blogging again soon, so don't give up on me. I have lots of college kids coming home for the weekend, too. Hopefully I can share some pics from that. We will have Beefkey and Chili. For now, I need to go get dinner ready. We are having meatloaf tonight. I need some rest, so later I will finish the pot of coffee I started this morning, but never found time for a second cup. Hope you can rest with a cup of coffee to celebrate the day too.


Retta said...

Hey, how cool that you found a gadget to make low acid coffee! I never would have thought about a press.

Definitely put your feet up and take a break... life is too short to go too long all over-stressed and overcommitted... I know, it feels that way around here, too, lately.

I look forward to checking out the October Newsletter... but more importantly, please get lots of rest. We'll just read it whenever it gets done!


Lisa Marshall said...

Loretta, you are simply the best. I sure wish I lived close enough to share a cup of low acid coffee with you over the kitchen table!

Jennifer [To PIN/share a Post, Click the 3 dots or the Red SAVE Button] said...

That's very interesting - how much water do you put in the coffee press. I'm sorry you are busy and stressed out. It's no better this end for us at the moment. Sometimes one feels a bit overwhelmed, but things do change again (as well as finances), and life calms down again.

Joan said...

Missing you Lisa. The coffee press is interesting to me. For a while I couldn't drink regular coffee without it making me throw up.....for about 3 years I bought the Ganoderma coffee instead. When I started my current plan, I decided to try regular coffee again...and no problems now, not sure why. If it happens again, I will know what to do.

I hope you get destressed soon, missing you!

Lisa Marshall said...

Jennifer, this coffee press holds 3 cups. The instructions are pretty much the same for the 8 cup model, though. I think...