Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How To Make Coffee Without a Coffee Pot

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This past Sunday I woke up and made my [decaf] coffee, as I usually do.  I cleaned out the coffee pot and went to make my husband's [caffeinated] coffee.  As soon as I finished pouring the water in the top part, I notice that it all began leaking out of the bottom of the coffee pot.
The funniest part of this story is that my little "1-cup" coffee pot had just stopped working earlier in the week.  YES!  We had two coffee pots stop working in the same week.  Tragedy!  Ok, maybe it's not so dramatic, but that cup of coffee is so comforting in the morning.

I knew I had to figure out something because I did not want to watch my poor husband's face as I told him that the other coffee pot had also stopped working.  Here's what I did to make coffee without a coffee pot:

1. Boil water (whatever amount of coffee you want to make.  I just used the carafe from the coffee pot to measure the water and pour it in the pot.)
2. As soon as the water comes to a boil, add the coffee grounds.  Stir.  Let it boil for about 3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat.  Cover and let sit for another 3 minutes, give or take.
4. Put cheesecloth in your coffee cup and strain out the coffee grounds as you pour the coffee into your coffee cup.
5. ENJOY!

This is somewhat how the french press method works or espresso makers work.  It's a fairly simple process, especially compared to having to tell an avid coffee drinker that there is no working coffee pot in the house.  He actually said it was one of the best cups of coffee that he'd ever had.  How sweet!

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What are your funny no-coffee moments or funny morning stories?  I'd love to hear from you.

Karina
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10 comments:

  1. Great tip if my coffee maker ever quit! I know I would be one unhappy person!

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  2. Hi Katrina,
    I hope you never have to use the tip, but it's good to know so you don't get unhappy. Be joyful and have a great week.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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  3. We've gone through three coffee pots in a couple of years time. We finally purchased a cheapie coffee pot at Home Depot (they had them at Christmas time) and it's worked way better than the two pricier ones ever did. Knock on wood. ;)

    Now I know what to do though, if this one goes out too. Great interim method when the coffee pots give us a big surprise.

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  4. Hi Karina. Thanks for linking up this interesting post at my Sweet Wednesday Link Party!

    Have a Sweet Weekend!
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  5. I don't own a coffee pot. I feel it is not a necessity as almost always it is only me drinking coffee in our home. Although I do love brewed coffee. Your idea may just work for me!
    Stopping by from "mom's Monday Mingle". Following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

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  6. Love it! Now all we need is how to make coffee when we don't have any coffee. I just stopped by Meandering Mondays and clicked your intriguing thumbnail. Thanks for the tip ;-)

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  7. Hi Kenya,
    I wish I could help you when there's no coffee. I'd love to show you how to grow it in your backyard, but unless you live in Hawaii this is the best I can do for you. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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  8. Hi Bismah,
    I'm with you. I'm a one-cup gal also. I really do hope this tip works for you. If it does, let me know. Thank you for joining the community here. It's great to have you and I look forward ot seeing you back.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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  9. Better to put some images for a complete tutorial.


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  10. Hi Mary,
    You're welcome. I hope it comes in handy someday.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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