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So your coffee maker has broken, and now you can’t make coffee to start off your day! What do you do?
I guess you could always just not drink coffee… but what if there was another way? You can make coffee without a coffee maker!
Growing up, my mother always made coffee as a cowboy coffee style. Essentially you boil coffee grounds until it spills over and makes a mess on the stove, then you spray a little cold water on top (to make the coffee grounds sink)and serve.
Well, I have in the past used this method, but a little bit cleaner! See below for how I handled this situation back when my Keurig broke.
Find a container that can handle boiling water. I used one of those large mugs, but a pot will work as well.
Boil some water, and then let set for a minute or so.
Put desired amount of coffee grounds into that container.
Pour hot water on top of the container and let it extract for 4 minutes.
Dribble a little bit of cold water on top to let the grounds settle to the bottom.
Serve your coffee, make sure to pour the remainder of the coffee into another sealed container so it doesn’t over-extract and make it bitter.
This by no means is the best way to make coffee, and having a pour over set up, French Press, or an Aeropress as backup is a much better situation than this.
However, this does work! It makes a coffee that tastes similar to what I have found out of a French Press.
Alright, well, now after writing this article, I will now probably not be taken seriously by anyone in the coffee industry (yay!).