Brewing Single Cups of Coffee

Posted by Jessica Littlefield on 3/11/2014 to General

Brewing Single Cups of Coffee


A lot of people in America use a Keurig to brew their single cup of coffee. But there are many other ways to make that delicious cup of coffee, ones that people say bring the taste of coffee to a whole different level.


The French Press:

While using the French press you want to make sure your coffee is coarsely ground, this helps for even more flavor extraction and a full bodied cup of coffee. You then put the coffee ground into the bottom on the French press and pour steaming water into the container. Let this steep for several minutes. You then “press” the coffee through the strainer and pour your fresh cup of coffee into your favorite mug/container


Chemex Brewer:

For this brewer you need a filter and medium-coarse ground coffee. Place a Chemex filter into the cone of the brewer. Add about 6 tablespoons of coffee to the filter, can add more if stronger cup desired, then pour small amount of boiling water onto the coffee grounds, just enough to saturate the grounds. Once that filters through then poor enough water to fill the cone, leave about ¼ of an inch from the top and let the water filter through the coffee into your cup. Repeat this a few times until you get desired amount of coffee.


Clever Coffee Dripper:

For this method you want to use a little more of a fine grind, and need to have a filter handy. This brewer takes a #4 or # 6 size coffee filter. You put the filter into the top of the dripper; make sure the coffee dripper is on a flat surface. Add coffee to your filter, between 2-3 scoops; you may change this depending on how strong you like your coffee. Once your water is boiling you pour it into the clever coffee dripper, onto your coffee grinds. Cover it then let the coffee and water steep for 3-4 minutes. Once the coffee has had time to steep put the dripper on a coffee mug and let your coffee flow right into your cup. A perfect cup of coffee and easy clean up.