Making Coffee Without A Coffee Maker

How To Make Coffee Without A Coffee Maker (5 Different Methods)

The first cup of the day can define the whole day. If you are like me then the statement is true for you!

And just like me you rely on your coffee maker for that first cup.

What would you do if you wake up one day to find the coffee maker to be broken?

It’s a scary thought I know but it doesn’t have to be as I found out there are many possible ways to make coffee without using a coffee maker.

This knowledge has helped me a lot as I am less worried about the coffee maker and can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

In this article, we would be learning a few of the methods to make coffee without using a coffee maker.

 

Before we begin there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Firstly you would need a functioning kitchen as you would need to use a few times like a microwave or a saucepan.

Secondly always use fresh ground coffee so you get the best result from your effort. Lastly be patient as we are about to start.

 

5 Types of coffee making methods without using a coffee maker or pot

 5 Different types of coffee making methods without using a coffee maker or pot

 

1. Microwave

Let us start with an easy and simple one.

The microwave method is a lifesaver if you wake up to find the coffee maker has coughed up its last drop of coffee.

The necessary items needed when using the microwave method are coffee grounds, water, microwave, and a mug.

Put the mug full of water in the microwave and heat it for 2 minutes on high. Add the coffee ground to the hot water after taking the mug out.

To make sure the coffee ground is mixed thoroughly stir the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds.

Let the mixture rest for 5 mins which helps the coffee ground to settle down at the bottom. Enjoy the brew.

2. Saucepan

Every home has some sort of saucepan which can be used to make a cup of coffee.

When using the saucepan method the necessary items are coffee grounds, water, spoon, ladle, mug, and a saucepan.

Start by adding the water and the coffee ground into the pan which will be more than the normal amount of water to make one cup.

The extra water is added because when the mixture starts to boil the extra water will evaporate away.

The coffee ground used should be similar to one mug when using the coffeemaker.

When it starts to boil the mixture should be left to boil without any lid for 2 mins. When the 2 mins ends turn off the stove and let the pan rest.

If the mixture is left alone the grounds will settle down slowly and after 4 mins all the grounds will be deposited at the bottom.

After waiting for sufficient time the coffee can be collected using anything that you think will be easier but in my humble opinion, the ladle is the easiest because of its unique shape.

3. Filter

This method is similar to making tea with tea bags.

The only difference is you need to make the coffee bag and for that, you need to use the filter from your coffee machine.

The necessary items needed are coffee grounds, water, mug, string, and a microwave. Saucepan or a kettle pot can be used as well.

We will start by taking the filter adding coffee grounds on the center of it and using the string to tie it.

Just like the tea bag the filter must have enough string attached on the filter’s end so you can take it out.

With that done you need to heat up the water using the microwave. The filter bag needs to be in the mug before you pour the hot water on it.

This method is not as potent as using a strainer so one filter bag with each mug is recommended.

Just like using the tea bag make sure to squeeze out the juices from it before taking the bag out. Enjoy the coffee made in the tea bag style.

4. French Press

Like the previous methods, French Press can be done at home with simple kitchen items such as coffee grounds, hot water, tablespoon, measuring cup and mug.

Take the measuring cup and put one spoon of coffee ground with one cup of coffee.

So if you are making two cups use two spoons of coffee ground.

Start pouring a small amount of boiling water which you need to boil beforehand when you pour the boiling water you need to make sure that the coffee is mixing properly.

With the spoon start pressing the coffee grounds which did not mix. When you are satisfied that the grounds are mixed enough pour the solution in your mug.

You need to be careful as you have to make sure no coffee ground flows into the mug so with the spoon create a barrier.

Your delicious coffee should be ready to be enjoyed.

5. Strainer

This method is exactly like the saucepan with only one change on the items, Coffee grounds, Saucepan, Mesh strainer and Mug.

Adding the water and the coffee ground into the pan which needs to be more than the normal amount of water so to make one cup you need to add more.

The extra water is added because when the mixture starts to boil the extra water will evaporate away.

The coffee ground used should be similar to one mug when using the coffeemaker.

As we want the mixture to boil so the heat is increased to medium and occasionally it must be stirred so the grounds don’t stick to the pan.

When it starts to boil the mixture should be left to boil without any lid for 2 mins.

After 2 mins turn off the stove and you can start pouring the coffee to the mug with the mesh strainer on top of the mug.

Due to the use of the mesh strainer that effectively stops all of the muck there is no need to wait like on the other method.

How To Make coffee with coffee powder?

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If you are the kind of person who only knows how to say, “one coffee with sugar please” and knows absolutely nothing about making coffee or even seen a coffee powder before then this method is for you.

Don’t worry if you have gone through this article or so many other on the internet which is only confusing you and you are about to go to that coffee place you always go.

This is a crash course on basic coffee making.

You will be needing a source to boil the water, coffee powder the ones you can buy which are already crushed and ready to be mixed with sugar, milk if you like to take milk with your coffee that is and a mug.

Using the microwave to heat up the water making sure the bowl or mug can be used in a microwave.

This is the easiest way to heat up water but you can use a kettle or saucepan if that’s what you prefer.

In the mug add the coffee at first with sugar then carefully add the hot water making sure not to splash.

You can add the milk if that’s something you take with your coffee if not then your coffee is ready.

 

How to make Nescafe coffee at home?

This method is essentially is very simple and can be experimented with depending on the personal taste.

Items needed are a cup of water, microwave, Nescafe coffee powder, sugar, milk or creamer and vanilla essence or cocoa (this is absolutely up to you).

Heat up the water using a microwave but any other way of boiling water can be used.

If you want a rich flavor from the Nescafe coffee add the appropriate amount.

After adding the Nescafe coffee in the mug use a little bit of cold water and start mixing it gently.

The cold water will bring out a bit of flavor if that’s what you want.

Pour the hot water that you heat up using the microwave making sure you are careful when using boiled water.

If you want to add milk or any other liquids then make sure to keep some space for them after you pour the water.

Using creamer or vanilla essence is essentially up to you and what you like. I like my coffee hot and with milk and sugar so mix in anything you think will make the taste better.

 

Experiment with all the methods to find the one you like.

About the Author Timothy

Hi, this is Timothy Cary & welcome to my blog CoffeeFuzz.com. I started this blog to reward the coffee lovers with most useful coffee information’s available in online.

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