Coffee is a hot commodity in many circumstances. 3 to five dollars a cup, the exotic top shelf drink becomes a budgetary first exit for many. No need to give up richness in the daily grind, for those who find coffee to be an essential.
Making coffee at home or in the office, heavy coffee drinkers appreciate a good cup but also understand a bargain when they see it. One consumer of this recipe, noted that this recipe is “like dark chocolate”.
First invented in an Atlanta suburb, this recipe is named for the district in which it sprang.
Lakeside Coffee, is a recipe for coffeehouse coffee without the cost.
Lakeside Coffee Recipe
In a bowl or large dry clean coffee container place the following three ingredients:
Dark roast coffee of choice. This coffee is typically the mainstream brand of the collection.One pound container of Black Silk, Folgers (which at the CVS Pharmacy in Oklahoma City is on sale until Sunday for 2.99 per container ). The label registers this as the darkest available blend.
One package of Cafe Bustello, which is a South American finely ground coffee used for Expresso. Family Dollar sells this as a half pound brick for about $2.50.
One pound package of Family Dollar housebrand coffee, (this is the local dimestore in Oklahoma City). Regular coffee, regular blend. This usually runs about $2.50.
Mix the three containers of coffee well together, stirring with a large spoon and then return to an airtight storage container of metal or glass in order to preserve the oils in the grounds which provide the tasty goodness.
Use as any other coffee, with one teaspoon to one tablespoon per cup. This mix may cause paper coffee filters to be slow in draining, or to splash because the espresso grind isn’t being forced in a drip maker, so keeping an eye on how it runs through the process the first time helps plan for low errors. Suggested solution to things like the water dispenser “sneezing” the lighter grinds, is putting a second paper filter over the grounds in the coffee basket and not over filling the basket in order to avoid grounds in the finished product. If for some reason there are grounds in the pot, adding cold water is the cowboy coffee trick to get them to settle at the bottom of the pot.
Unless chewy coffee is preferred.