How to Dye Coffee Filters using Coffee and Food Dye

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I’m back! 

I’m back! It has been a long time since my last blog post and I’m happy to say I am here to stay. One of the most challenging aspects of blogging is consistency, at least it has been for me. Because of this I have been doing my research and taking notes trying to figure out new ways to improve my consistency and help me stay on track. One way I plan on doing this is by narrowing my posts down into categories. For example, this months DIY posts will be focused specifically on coffee filters and the recipes will be all about sandwiches. Furthermore I apologize for my absence and hope to get things back on track.

How to Dye Coffee Filters 

Today I want show you how I Dye my coffee filters. You are going to need to know how to do this for the next few blogs posts coming up this month. I have tried a few different methods and this is what seems to work the best for me.





Supplies: 

Step 1 : Add your morning coffee to an bowl along with some instant coffee grinds. Add more or less depending on how dark you want your filters. I like to do some light ones then throw in a little more coffee grinds so I have darker ones, also. Doing it this way also gives me a nice variety of dark and light to chose from. Use your wooden spoon to press the filters down in the coffee so they are completely covered in coffee.

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Step 2: Gently squeeze the coffee filters over the bowl so they are not dripping wet. Separate the filters into small piles and arrange on an old cookie sheet so they dry evenly.

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Step 3: Set your oven to the lowest possibly temperature ( mine is 170 F) and bake the coffee filters. You want to check on them about every 10-15 minutes so they do not burn. Each time you check them you are going to want to rearrange them by putting the more dry ones on top and the more wet ones on the bottom. This will help them to dry quickly and evenly because it helps the heat circulate.

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Dyeing with Food Coloring

I just gave you the 3 basic steps to coffee dying coffee filters. So now let me show you how I dye them using food coloring. You are basically just doing the same thing except with food dye rather then coffee. When I do this I use the dry, pre-coffee dyed filters. I do it this way because it makes the pink a little more grungy looking, which is what I like.

Step 1: Next, add Red ( or whatever color you like) food dye to water. I use a small glass bowl and about half the bottle of red food dye which will make a darker looking filter.

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Step 2: Repeat steps 2 & 3 above in coffee dyeing tutorial.

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How to make Iced Coffee

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Lately I have been on a bit of an iced coffee kick… you could say I am addicted. I actually had nothing planed to post this week, yikes! I posted a photo of my iced coffee I was making for myself last night to facebook, and  when I got up this morning I had a comment from a friend asking me if I would do a blog post on how to make it. WOW! why didn’t I think about that?? So here it is; a tutorial on how to make an iced coffee. You will have to excuse the photo’s, I whipped this post up in about 10 minutes.. =0

How to make an Iced coffee:

  • Brew your coffee, making it a little stronger than you normally would ( you want to do this because of all the ice in the iced coffee. As it melts it will dilute your coffee; making it weak. And no one wants a weak iced coffee =) )
  • Next you need 2 cups (not glass) fill one all the way to the top with ice cubes and pour your coffee in the second one. In the one with your coffee fix it up how you would normally drink it. I put flavored creamer and sugar in mine ( I use sugar free creamer and truvia, but however you like your coffee will be fine.)
  • net pour the coffee you prepared with cream and sugar over the ice cubes. Depending on how hot your coffee is you may need to add more ice cubes.
  • give it a quick stir and ENJOY! =)

 

 
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