I was recently mailed some free samples of coffee. This is normally good news but I’ve yet to join the Keurig craze. I hate throwing away anything practical and to be honest was out of coffee. I was nearly desperate and Googled “how to use a K-Cup without a Keurig”. I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t overly complicated or wouldn’t leave me drinking coffee grounds. So I decided to do it the best way I knew how. My way! A few years ago I threw away my coffee maker, it always leaked and I decided not to replace it. Instead I use “tea bag” coffee. It’s my new fav as it’s easy, fast, and not that messy. So this is how to use a K-Cup without A Keurig, homemade “teabag” style .
1 Coffee Cup
1 Coffee Filter
1 Piece of string
Water (amount of water is a personal preference.)
Open your K-cup.
Pour your coffee in to the filter.
Bunch up the top of the filter.
Tie the string around the filter tightly to prevent coffee grounds from getting in your water. Make sure you leave slack at the end of your string once tied.
Tie the end of the string to your coffee cup.
Add water; the amount of water depends on how strong you like your coffee. You may have to try several times to find the right level for you. Make sure your “tea bag” is top up to prevent coffee grounds from getting in your water.
Microwave for the desired amount of time. The hotter the water gets the more bold the flavor will be. I personally like no less than two minutes.
Dunk your “tea bag” several times until the desired color is reached and disregard your “tea bag”.
You should now have a lovely cup of black coffee:
This is where I typically add my mocha mix but I left it black for the sake of this blog to allow you to see how it looks. I hope you enjoy your coffee. If you’re looking for a good brand I’ve recently fallen in love with Green Mountain Coffee. Their blueberry coffee will make your house smell so pleasent and this is a fair trade brand. Check them out on Facebook for a coupon and details on why fair trade is important. (https://www.facebook.com/GreenMountainCoffee?fref=ts)
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