How old is that coffee?

United States
June 17, 2009 3:49pm CST
If you don't finish your pot of coffee in the morning, how long will you let it sit and still consider it okay to drink? At what point will you dump whatever is left and make a fresh pot? I try not to make more coffee than I will drink, but I never know whether or not my husband will have some. Sometimes he says he will, then he doesn't, sometimes he says he won't then he does. Sometimes I don't drink as much as I think I will. If there's any left over from that morning's pot, I might reheat it later that afternoon and make myself another cup. But I'll definitly dump it after more than 8 hours.
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4 responses
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
19 Jun 09
For me, I would dump it after 2-3 hours. That is when I clean up the kitchen after breakfast. That way I don't forget about it. I look at it as, I can always make more.
• United States
18 Jun 09
I get upset when my hubby makes a full pot and only drinks about half. He will dump out the rest and make another pot later on. Needless to say it is a waste of money. I have tried to get him to use instant coffee without success. Can't say that I truly blame him because instant isn't my favorite. We do have a Senseo coffee maker and it will make one cup at a time. The problem is the cost of the pods. They are $3.99-$4.99 for 15 pods. I could buy large can of coffee for that price!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jun 09
When we use the coffee pot it is usually to just run water through since we use mostly instant coffee. But on the rare occasion that We have boiled coffee, we let it set only a few hours since it sometimes gets bitter after that time.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Jun 09
On the rare occasions that I have made a huge pot of coffee that no one is finishing off then I put it in the fridge to use later. It seems to taste o.k. well, not raly o.k. but it can be drunk - I just zap it in the microwave. But then - I am frugal. I hate throwing out expensive coffee