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Life Hacks: How to Make Coffee Without a Coffee Maker

Life Hacks: How to Make Coffee Without a Coffee Maker

September 24, 2020

A recent study found that Americans are drinking more coffee than ever before. This is due in part to the fact that a large portion of the American population has been in their home quarantined for the past few months. Being at home all day with nothing to do has led to a higher coffee consumption rate.

When traveling or going camping, the methods used to make your morning cup of joe will have to change. Instead of relying solely on a coffee maker to produce this delicious beverage, you need to entertain other methods of making coffee. The following are some of the ways you can make coffee without the help of a traditional coffeemaker.

Making a Coffee Bag

Taking the supplies you have handy and making a delicious cup of coffee can be difficult. Companies like Owly Choice specialize in providing information about the various coffee products on the market. With some research, you can figure out what type of equipment you need to make a cup of coffee in just about any type of situation. Coffee filters are something most coffee drinkers have handy. If you have tons of coffee filters but no coffeemaker, you will have to improvise with a homemade coffee bag. I

Making this bag will start by pouring a small amount of coffee into the base of your paper coffee filter. After the coffee is in place, you need to pull the sides of the filter up over the base. Once you have the tops of the filter in a bunch, you need to take a small piece of string to tie it together. Making sure the string is tight and that the filter is closed completely is imperative. 

The last step is filling a mug with hot water and putting your coffee bag in the water. After a few minutes, you can remove the coffee bag and drink your beverage. If you are looking for a high-quality coffee to put into this homemade coffee bag, our medium roast coffee is a great option.

Make Some Cowboy Coffee

If you are looking for a traditional way to prepare a great cup of coffee, then using the cowboy coffee making method is a great idea. Making cowboy coffee will require you to have a functional stove, a pot and fine ground coffee. Trying to use coarse grounds for cowboy coffee can lead to lots of problems, which is why opting for a finer grind is crucial. Once you bring a pot of water to a boil, you need to put your grounds directly into the pot.

Once the water and coffee are at a rolling boil, turn it off and let it sit for around three minutes or so. All of the coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the pot. By using a ladle, you can avoid getting these grounds in your cup of coffee.

Do you want a more robust cowboy coffee flavor? If so, get a bag of our dark roast coffee. We also offer extra caffeinated coffee grounds for when you need lots of energy.


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Using the Cold Brew Filter Method

Are you looking for a way to make cold brew coffee in a relatively easy way? The best way to accomplish this goal is by using two glass jars and a medium grind coffee. The first step is putting your freshly ground coffee into one of the glass jars. You will then need to pour plenty of water over the grounds and let it sit for a few minutes. Stirring the coffee a few times and letting it sit for around 12 hours is the next step. After 12 hours have passed, you can uncover the jar and use a thin towel to filter out the grounds as you pour the coffee into a clean glass jar.

Practice Makes Perfect

Using these coffee-making methods successfully will require a few tries. Over time, you will be able to brew a great cup of coffee without the help of a traditional coffeemaker.

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