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Is there any reason I shouldn't drink coffee (plain, no cream or sugar) after it has sat in the pot for a day at room temperature?

asked by Megan,Tremer about 5 years ago
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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

other than flavor, no. :)

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added about 5 years ago


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added about 5 years ago

Good heavens I hope not, or I'd have been in big trouble a long time ago!

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added about 5 years ago

From a safety standpoint, no, assuming you're going to heat it to the pasteurization point before consuming it.

Now my father, who drank percolated coffee for half his life, would disagree with me but there is no way of reheating coffee without causing it to turn all sorts of nasty.

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

This begs the question: when you make a pot of coffee in the morning, and have some leftover, do you dump it out? If there's a decent amount, I often put it in the fridge for iced coffee later in the day. (Not the greatest, but drinkable - does the trick. I'm not fancy.) Otherwise I just dump it. Anyone more clever than that with coffee, the sequel?

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added about 5 years ago

You can freeze leftover coffee in an ice cube tray and use the cubes in iced coffee. This way the drink won't become diluted.

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added about 5 years ago

I'm with maryvelasquez! I keep a small pitcher in the fridge and add any leftover coffee to it. When I have enough to fill an ice cube tray, I make cubes of the coffee. Once they are frozen, put them into a ziploc bag and store in the freezer. Add a few coffee cubes to iced coffee, which will get stronger not weaker as the cubes melt.

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added about 5 years ago

Icy cold coffee is nice, too, especially on a hot day.

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added about 5 years ago

My Love, who suddenly at the age of 61, has gone completely cold turkey on a lifetime of morning coffee (switched to chai tea) used to drink reheated coffee, stored in its original counter top carafe, for 3-4 days( according to him, no ill effects). I would imagine that its high acidity helps preserve it, though i have seen it with a top mold after a vacation where the carafe was not cleaned out before we left.

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added about 5 years ago

Coffee cocktails can also be very rewarding--try cold coffee (it should be pretty strong) with Gosling's rum and whole milk or cream--best served over crunchy "Sonic" ice. A friend of mine who roasts coffee beans makes this cocktail with leftover cold brew--he calls it the Polar Bear.

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added about 5 years ago

Not that great to drink for me but I frequently add it to cake batter or frosting for that extra kick! Also mixed with some Bailey's Irish Cream and heated makes a yummy treat!!!

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