Sticky stuff for sleepy people.

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If your local grocery store doesn't carry coffee syrup, and you're jonesing so bad you don't think you can wait the week or so for mail order, try this simple recipe to tide you over.

  1. Start with enough fresh-ground coffee (the richer the better) to make four cups.
  2. Brew the coffee using only two cups of water.
  3. Mix the brewed coffee in a saucepan with an additional ¼ cup of water and three to four tablespoons of sugar or sweetener.
  4. Bring the contents of the saucepan to a vigorous boil. Boil until reduced to about one cup of syrup, stirring occasionally.
  5. Transfer syrup to a small jar and refrigerate.

This article last edited January 3, 2006

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