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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.
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.
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