Friday, November 7, 2008

If you run out of coffee filters...

...make coffee the old fashioned way! We ran out of filters last weekend. Instead of going coffee-less on a Saturday morning, try this. It does not look appetizing at first, but it worked! I'm guessing you could make it over a campfire this way too (?)

- Put 2 Tbsp of ground coffee into 8 oz of fresh cold water in a small saucepan
- Bring to a boil then take it off the heat
- Cover and let sit for 5 minutes
- Strain with a fine mesh colander into a cup

You can try straining twice if that seems better. Any extra grains settled to the bottom of the cup.

It tasted just as good as coffee-maker coffee.

By the way, my new favorite coffee is Vietnamese coffee. I had some at the local coffee house the other day for the first time and now I'm hooked.


Annie Jones said...

Yep, that's basically the way we make it when we camp. We use an enamel percolator instead of a saucepan, but the process is the same. :)

I'll have to see if I can find any Vietnamese coffee here.

Tina Vega said...

I have a French press I use occasionally which is my backup and camping favorite. Same sort of thing but the lid has a fine mesh filter on it and you push the beans to the bottom.

Sarah said...

It's the same principle that the French Press coffee uses. Boiled water and steeped coffee grounds. The difference is in the straining method.

Mmm, now I want some hot coffee!