I've heard of compost tea from John Kohler, and have an excess of swamp water at home, but can't exactly transport much of it well to the community garden, so I was wondering if I could make "bog coffee" from table scraps, coffee, and water I've let sit for at least a day to evaporate chemicals.
The idea of compost or manure "tea" is to extract the nutritients from the compost into the water.
Those nutritients were made available in the compost by various life forms from worms to bacteria and fungi digesting the scraps and "pooping out" the broken down materials. That's the definition of "composting".
If you steep kitchen scraps in water, you will get some kind of "soup", but not the nutrition-rich compost tea you are looking for - simply because you didn't compost them.