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By Marty from Knoxville, TN
I think your idea is great. I got tired of the power drain, the mess, and the old coffee a couple years back, and went to coffee singles. They are basically coffee "bags" like tea. For .19, I get a perfect cup of coffee every time, and just nuke the water and bag for about 2:45 minutes. Any more and you can burst the bag.
I love these and if you try then and don't like them, you have only spent about 3.99. Give them a try, you might be surprised!
Coffee too hot and needs to be cooled down? Are you in a rush? Do you not want to put watery ice in your coffee? I have a quick tip. It depends on how you like your coffee. If you want sweetness put creamer in an ice tray and freeze it. If you just want to cool down your coffee, freeze some coffee. Bam, instant cooled coffee.
Tired of finding coffee grounds in the bottom of your pot? Here's a tip to keep them in the basket, where they belong!
When you set up your grounds basket, instead of using just the one filter under the grounds, add another to cover the grounds.
The top filter will help to keep the grounds from splashing over the edges of the bottom filter and into your pot of coffee.
You don't have to use two of the exact type filters, if you have a coffee maker that requires use of the cone shape - which are more expensive. Just use a cheaper ruffled filter to cover the grounds. Nest it around the mound of coffee grounds and press against the side of the basket.
You will be enjoying pot after pot of grounds-free coffee. Enjoy!
source: I experimented with this years ago, and it works.
by suengenenc from Clyde, North Carolina
It's so good to find somebody who agrees with me on this! I have done it for years and have tried to pass the tidbit on to others only to be told it was a waste of the second filter! I say, for the cost of the filters, it is a very inexpensive, not to say easy, way to avoid those awful tasting grounds!
Pouring water from the carafe into the coffee maker usually included a lot of water spilling onto the counter. To avoid this mess, I pull the kitchen spigot which has the hose for rinsing the sink, etc. out and over the coffeemaker.
This is a guide about making coffee in a French press. A delicious cup of coffee can be prepared using this method with the right amount of coffee ground coarsely.
Hubby noticed that the coffee we had been buying seemed bitter. We use filtered water and had a new coffee maker. So I told him to do what my mom used to do.
I've been having problems with coffee filters collapsing and letting grounds into the coffee pot, plus gunking up the filter basket. The following solution has worked well for me and I haven't had a problem since...
I just discovered the best cuppa Joe possible far as staying fresh. The secret? Buy your own coffee grinder (found mine, plus the coffee beans at Kroger). Do NOT grind the beans at the store.
There is nothing more frustrating than going to make a pot of coffee and finding you have run out of filters. The is a page about making coffee without a filter.
This is a guide about making coffee without a coffee maker. You don't have to have a coffee maker to brew a great cup of coffee.
Always rinse coffee filters before brewing coffee. This removes any loose paper fibers that can end up in your brew and make your coffee taste papery.
Coffeemakers have a glass canister to hold our coffee that somehow leaks, no matter what when you pour from it. I found a simple way to stop the leaking when you pour, which is to lift the spout that covers the canister where the liquid is stored.
I bought two carafes; one for coffee and one for tea. As soon as I make either, I pour it into it's designated carafe. Instead of sitting on the hotplate or having to be reheated over and over it's ready anytime and tastes better too. Saves on my electric bill.
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I want to make a good pot of Coffee and I can't ever measure the amount of coffee to the amount of water. What does everyone else find works for them? I made the strongest "put the hair on your chest" coffee this morning and DH won't drink it. :-(
My Hamilton Beach 42 cup percolator says: 3/4 cup grounds to 12 cups of water; 1 cup for 18 cups; 1 1/2 cup for 24 cups; 1 3/4 for 12 cups; 2 1/4 for 36 cups and 2 1/2 cups for for 42 cups.
I went to the Dollar Tree and bought a set of two coffee measurement spoons that are 1/8 cup and first did 3 of the scoops for a 12 cup coffee maker and realized it was too strong. Then I did two scoops for a 12 cup coffee maker and it was perfect. So I hope it helps: ^ )
I have a 12 cup drip coffee maker. I buy Maxwell House coffee and it comes with a scoop. How many do I need for 12 cups?
This is very subjective, but at our house I use one level scoop per each three cups of water. However if I am making a full pot (which happens once in a blue moon) I use three and a half scoops, because it seems when I make a full pot using full scoops it gets a little strong.
When using a Bunn coffeemaker, can you make smaller amounts of coffee instead of a whole pot?
I make 4 cups every morning just add 4 cups of water and 2 scoops of coffee. The instructions in my book say 4 cups is the least you can make.
And if you want just one cup, try one of the coffee filters/holders that sit on top of your coffee cup. 1 Tbsp of coffee, pour on the boiling water, and enjoy!
We just bought a cheap coffee maker like always and after it's brewed there is a film on top of the coffee right away, not after letting it sit. I use filtered water. What am I doing wrong?
I do not have purified water coming from my sink faucet, so I can't fill the coffee pot with the sink sprayer. Now what do I do for good water for my coffee?
Everybody that I know uses water straight from the tap to make coffee.
I would like to make a 12 cups of coffee, how much coffee do I need?
By Blanch H. from West Chester, PA