That’s why kitchens worldwide are filled with coffee makers that range from essential to elaborate. It’s a tradition or, at most, a daily routine to walk into the kitchen in an awake state and hit the coffee button.
Maybe you’re being treated to fresh ground, roasted beans that are brewed in a sophisticated thermal digital coffeemaker that has a built-in grinder. Perhaps you’re a low-maintenance person and need coffee fast, and you need it quickly. It’s fine till the electricity goes off or your coffee maker stops working. What do you do?
Old-fashioned java fix Method.
Back in the days, before there were machines that automatically whipped the perfect cup of hot, steaming coffee, people could still make the perfect cup of joe. Imagine Clint Eastwood out on the outdoor range with a tin bottle and an open fire — he had a refreshing cup of coffee before heading off to corral the bad guys. Sometimes, the old-fashioned method is the best way to go as many believe that the best tasting coffee is just made of water and coffee.
Nothing is as good as freshly roasted coffee grounds and crystal-clear, hot water, but don’t dismiss the “old” method right now. Once you’ve tasted the flavor, you could be inspired by Josey Wales and sidle up to the stove using the tin cups. Here are some well-known methods of making coffee without using a coffee maker.
It’s easy with an oven.
Are you short on kitchen equipment? Not a problem; only a few essentials and a gas stove will get you drinking hot coffee in the blink of an eye.
- Pour the water into a pot and mix with coffee grounds. The amount of ground should be similar to the amount you would put in your coffeemaker.
- Turn the burner on medium-high, bring the coffee to the point of boiling, and cook for two minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let the coffee sit for four minutes. Then, use a spoon to scoop the coffee into a cup. Pour it slowly out of the pan so that the grounds remain in the pan and don’t end up in your cup.
Cloth as well as a Mason Jar.
Who would have thought that a simple handkerchief could become a major factor in making coffee? You’ll require a few binder clips or plain old clothespins to use this method.
- Place the cloth (you could also use a white cotton fabric) on top of the container and secure using clips. There should be enough slack that the cloth can slide into the container in a pouch shape.
- Scoop a cup of grounds from the coffee into the bag, pour a small amount of water over them, and let them soak into.
- Slowly pour the remaining water over the ground, take off the cloth, then drink the water!
The French-language imposter.
French-press coffee is very well-loved and is made using things different than the original equipment. Here’s how to recreate the flavor using a bowl, mug, and a measuring spoon.
- In a large bowl, you can add the coffee grinds in a bowl. Add one teaspoon to each cup you want.
- Pour a few gallons of boiling water over the ground to ensure they are saturated and add the amount of water required to complete the desired number of servings.
- Utilize the spoon to push the coffee grounds that have settled into the middle of your bowl. Put the scoop on the table and pour the coffee into a cup. Repeat this process for each serving.
With a bit of imagination, essential kitchen tools will ensure that your mug is always full!