- Posted by Lisa
- Thu, 10/20/2011 - 02:42
I hate waking up feeling like I did not get any sleep. Time for coffee. What? No filters? How did that happen? OK let me bring out the gold filter basket. Where is it again? Shoot. How did I lose that?
Twenty minutes pass and I have no filters and no basket. What do I do? Lets get creative. Nylons? No. Paper towels? Icky. Regular towel? Too big and cumbersome. Probably have a bad taste leftover anyway. Now I am cranky as well as tired. I used to have a little French press but I broke the glass last summer when I accidentally knocked it off of a counter. I end up filling the auto drip pot with water (same as usual) but put the coffee in the carafe instead of the filter basket. I let the water drip into it, stir and strain with a little tea infuser I use for brewing tea.
Maybe it is my imagination but it tasted stronger. Very bold. I used Deep Cello Roaster's Black Tie Roast. It was worth the wait. And those around me were happy when I went from being tired and cranky to just tired. :)
Anyone try this solution before? Or what would a good substitute filter have been?
intrepid510 | Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:55
Next time, you can just do camp fire coffee. Grind you coffee for press and then bring your water to boil on the stove, once at a boil take off the stove and dump in the coffee stir and cover. wait about 3 minutes and then drink grounds and all. You could strain it like you said, but it isn't actually isn't bad at all with the ground to be honest.
jbviau | Thu, 10/20/2011 - 10:18
Yup, making coffee doesn't have to be hard! You don't give many details on grind, amount of coffee and water, etc., but it sounds like you got everything right. The process you described is very similar to how my Eva Solo brews, except that its metal mesh filter is built into the device, i.e. full immersion + strain (no plunge). Sweet!