There aren’t many things that I physically cannot function without.
Coffee, however, IS one of those things.
We still have an electric coffee maker that gets used religiously to brew our coffee every single morning. This last week, though, the unthinkable happened. The coffee maker was on the fritz.
A tragedy, I tell you. There is nothing worse than getting up at 4:45, stumbling out to the kitchen, starting the coffee pot, and hopping in the shower – only to find that 15 minutes later (when you NEED that first cup), there is only an inch of coffee in the pot and LOTS of sputtering occurring.
This has happened before and simply required a good cleaning out. However, over the next two days, the situation didn’t improve after multiple cleanings. I was officially fed up. NOTHING messes with my coffee and gets away with it! But was I going to run out and buy a new coffee maker? Pssh. I think not.
Last summer, the hubs and I were antiquing and came across this gem of a coffee pot. My problem, however, was that I had NO CLUE how to use it. Sad, right? The researching began… I share with you the method that worked the best for me! Trust me, this is crazy useful info here!
8 cups water
4 scoops (about 1 ounce) whole coffee beans, coarsely ground (this is our FAVORITE!)
Remove the coffee ground basket from a stovetop coffee pot and fill with the coffee grounds. Add water to the pot and place the coffee basket back into the pot.
Place the lid on the pot and turn the heat on high. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a gentle simmer.
Simmer for 5-10 minutes, depending on your strength preference. I did our closer to 10 minutes – perfection for us!
That’s it! Doctor up your brew as you desire – or enjoy it au natural and black like I do!
How do you make your coffee? Coffee pot? Stovetop? Cold brew? Share in the comments!