Due to extended electrical outages caused by the last two hurricanes, we have discovered a few tips for coping with no electricity. The first couple days we made do with instant coffee. We have a gas range, so could heat water in a kettle. Then I discovered a simple way to use my coffee maker even though there was no electricity.
That is awesome. I would never have thought of that! Thanks for the great tip!
This is brilliant! I love my coffee and if we lost power, now I know how to make some. Thanks a lot!
I don't have a gas stove, but I have a butane burner I can put outside. I have my parents, (both deceased) old percolator. I go outside and use that and all theses great memories come back. Now if I could make it as good as my mother did.
I don't have a gas stove, but I have a butane burner I can put outside. I have my parents, (both deceased) old percolator. I go outside and use that and all these great memories come back. Now if I could make it as good as my mother did.
Awesome tip. Cathy from ma.
I made coffee for over a week like this after Katrina hit. (Our power was out for 8 days, and I live 175 miles inland from the coast!)
I don't have a gas stove, so I used my gas grill to heat the water.
It was truly a life-saver. I can do without a lot of comforts if necessary, but I MUST have my coffee!
I live in Oklahoma & we have power outages year round due to high straight winds, tornados, electric storms, & ice or snow storms. On our coffeemaker, the basket won't sit flat onto the top of the glass pot & you have to stand there & hold it the entire while. Otherwise, you can only add about 1/2 to 3/4 c. of water to the basket at a time before the basket starts to tip over & you have a dangerous &/or messy situation on your hands. My solution was simple. We are camping fanatics & I use our campfire percolator to make the most excellent coffee on top of my gas kitchen range when the electricity goes off. To reheat, I don't have to pour into a saucepan or anything--just turn the burner on under the campfire percolator. Of course, it usually doesn't last long enough to have to reheat it & I just make another pot.
I discovered this trick for myself a couple of years ago when my electric coffee maker just stopped working one day and I didn't want to throw it away since I don't use it that often anyway. Heated the water on the stove and it worked great.
Now that my Keurig coffee maker is broken, I simply use this method to make a coffee use a coffee filter place it over the cup and push some of the filter down into the cup to form a shallow cup in the top of your cup but not all the way down into your cup leave some space beneath the filter then place a little more than a level teaspoon of coffee or less depending on the strength you desire, I use the amount above and it is perfect taste like Starbucks coffee or a cup from your coffee maker, then I just allow it to steep as you would a teabag to the strength you want, I also fashion a teabag out of this filter, put your coffee into the filter and then just bunch up to resemble a teabag and tie with string or if you drink tea you can use the string from a teabag and tie around the top part of the filter to make a bag then place it in your cup to desired strength, then add your milk, cream, sugar or creamer to your cup stir and enjoy, it's very smooth and not bitter.
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