How Frugal Thinking Helped Me Keep My Coffee Habit
Eyeing my coffee pot, I decided a nice scrub might be a benefit to its overall demeanor. As I wiped off the plastic and set the glass carafe in the sink, I wondered how much longer this machine might last. Our water is quite hard and can play havoc with appliances over time. Alas, as I was cleaning the glass carafe, I accidentally knocked it on the sink and a small glass chip fell out on the counter.
Now I am not a coffee aficionado, but I really enjoy my morning cup. What a dilemma I faced regarding a cup of coffee for the next morning. I have learned though from seeking to live my own frugal life and also from the resourcefulness of so many others I read on blogs or have met in real life, that thinking outside of the box can be helpful to finding solutions to everyday problems.
I considered my options: purchase a new coffee pot, try to find a used carafe at a thrift shop or find a way to make coffee without a pot. Since it was evening and I wanted a cup of coffee in the morning, I decided to consider making coffee without a pot. The thought came to mind that I might research cold-pressed coffee. Both my daughters have nifty apparatus they use to make cold-pressed coffee. I remembered seeing one time on the internet that this process could be done in a jar. I was pleased to find after doing some internet research that this was true!
So I took a glass jar from my pantry and followed these instructions, letting my coffee grounds soak through the night. The next morning I was pleased to enjoy a mellow cup of coffee and liked it so much it is now my preferred method of "brewing." The rest of the story is I found a whole "new"coffee maker when thrift shopping for $8.00 to use for guests or myself should the occasion warrant.
Anyone else drink coffee from a jar?