My day doesn’t begin without a steaming cup of coffee and I’m always in a rush to prepare it.
If you are someone with a busy routine and wake up in places without a coffee maker plus coffee is your only source of energy, you may want to learn how to make coffee without a coffee maker.
Well, you may also don’t have a coffee maker or just want to learn how it is done without a brewing machine, this guide is for you.
Let me tell you preparing coffee without a coffee maker is not a big deal.
In the past, coffee was brewed without any machine and it had the perfect taste and deliciousness.
Thankfully, we still have some great methods of brewing it without a coffee maker. Some of them are explained below.
Prepare Coffee Without a Coffee Maker
Before we start, you need to go through a checklist and make sure you follow it to prepare a good cup of coffee.
- Always Use Freshly Ground Coffee: This is the key part of brewing coffee without a coffee maker. Beans usually start to lose their goodness in about 15-20 minutes. Using fresh beans will save you time and give a better taste.
- Freshly Roasted: Make sure the beans you choose have been roasted within the last 2 weeks and no longer. This will give the best tasting brew.
- Water Temperature: If the temperature is too hot, it will rebuke the beans and too cold will under extract them. The sweet spot is within 195-205 degrees. To achieve this, bring water to boil and let it sit for 30 seconds.
1: The Simple Straightforward Method
Step 1 – Grab a pan and fill it with water. Use a little more than you normally use while making coffee. Some of it will be evaporated during the boiling process. Turn on the heat for water to boil.
Step 2 – Once the water starts boiling, let it sit there for another 30-seconds. Make sure you count it properly.
Step 3 – Now add the coffee. The best ratio is two tablespoons of coffee per six ounces of water. As soon as you add your coffee, turn off the burner immediately and cover the pan. Allow the grounds to settle at the bottom. This will take roughly 5-6 minutes.
Step 4 – Now remove the cover and very gently stir the solution. Wait for another 3-4 minutes and finally pour the coffee in the cup. Take a sip and enjoy.
2: The Coffee Bag Method
This method requires access to a coffee filter and a string. Use any old string. Just make sure it is clean and has no particles or plastic material coating on it.
Step 1 – Measure the coffee you would normally use for a cup. Ideally, two cups per six ounces are the best ratio Pour it into the filter.
Step 2 – Now, wrap this filter tightly around the coffee and tie it using the string. Make sure there is enough string to rest outside of the cup. This is similar to a tea bag.
Step 3 – Heat enough water in a separate kettle and once water starts to boil, count 30 seconds from that point and then turn off the burner.
Step 4 – Finally, place the coffee filter bag in an empty cup and gradually pour the hot water in the cup. Fill it to the top.
Let it sit there for 4-minutes for a perfect brew. If you want a strong taste, wait for 6-8 minutes.
Remove the filter and sip your coffee.
3: Strainer Coffee Method
This method requires a strainer with very small holes that can trap coffee grounds and won’t let them pass in your coffee mug.
Step 1 – Measure enough water depending on the number of cups you wish to make. Pour it in a kettle.
Step 2 – Next, measure enough coffee for the number of cups you are making. Depending on how strong you prefer, add more or less coffee. Add it to the kettle.
Step 3 – Heat the kettle until the water starts to boil. At boiling state, allow it to boil for 2-minutes.
Step 4 – Remove the kettle from heat and place a tea strainer over your cup of coffee. Pour coffee into the cup. Don’t worry about any grounds passing through. The strainer will trap them.
Now go to the kitchen and give it a try. Do share your experience with us.