Tip for Improving Harsh-Tasting Coffee

Total Time
6mins
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

It happens to everyone -- you try a new brand of coffee that was on sale, your SO brings home the wrong brand, someone gives you the rest of the can after the big event is over, your budget is tight so you had to buy cheap coffee instead of the better brand you normally prefer, ... and you end up with a can of coffee that makes a harsh-tasting, unpleasant brew. But you're too frugal or financially challenged to just pitch it. Here's a way to make it fit to drink. Note -- this will not taste like vanilla coffee. It will only mellow the harshness of the wrong-brand coffee. My DH, who loathes flavored coffees, couldn't taste it at all.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare your coffeemaker with water as usual.
  2. Put the coffee into the filter as usual.
  3. Drip the vanilla extract over the grounds.
  4. Run coffeemaker as usual.
  5. Note -- this will not taste like vanilla coffee. It will only mellow the harshness of the wrong-brand coffee. My DH, who loathes flavored coffees, couldn't taste it at all. ;).

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Yes this works! Putting a teaspoon of sugar in there, especially dark brown sugar, helps too.

firefly68 December 14, 2009

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