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Grace Heritage Ranch

As you lie sleeping peacefully in your bed, the raucous scream of the alarm clock suddenly snaps you out of your happy dreams into the cold and darkness of reality. You fumble to turn the alarm off and groggily make your way to the kitchen.

“Once I get my coffee, I’ll be ok…”

You stumble up to the counter, reaching for what should be a nice, hot carafe full of perfectly brewed coffee.

Something is not right. Opening your eyes a bit more, you realize that your coffee maker never started. Frantically pushing buttons and trying to revive the machine, you eventually give up, realizing that it has brewed its last brew. Reassuring yourself that people did somehow survive before automatic coffeemakers, you take stock of your surroundings and get ready to reawaken your primitive coffee-making instincts.

Really the only device you need to make coffee is a pan. Bring your desired amount of water to a boil, add your coffee grounds, cover and remove from the heat. Once the grounds settle, you can slowly pour it straight into your cup (leaving the grounds behind). This is what’s known as “Cowboy coffee”.

1470357_243730539123323_2009940608_nYou can also make cold-brewed coffee by placing 1 cup of grounds in 4 cups of water and leaving overnight. Simply strain the grounds and then pour the coffee into your special mug. If it’s too strong, you can dilute it to your liking. Either heat it up or use it to make iced coffee.

Now, when you make coffee, you are inevitably left with coffee grounds. Don’t throw them away! Put a little water in the pan, slosh it around, and dump it around your plants. If you have compost, place the grounds in there. Return the grounds to the ground from which they came.

To learn even more and get hands-on experience, join us at Grace Heritage Ranch for our Saturday morning tours. We are located just 30 minutes northeast of Harlingen, TX near Santa Monica. Please visit us at or . For a recorded message, please call 1-855-447-8687. We offer both public and private tours.

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