Your corporate overlords have issued daily demands that you make coffee with an expensive coffee maker or French press. But I’m here to tell you that you can stick it to The Man when you make coffee at home.
Take one plate, one 50 cent strainer, and one glass measuring cup.
Put a few scoops of coffee in the measuring cup. I put in four scoops for a large mug. Note: Like the French press method, this does require a bit more in the way of coffee grounds than methods that use percolation. It’s best to use a coarse grind.
Boil some water and pour it in the measuring cup. Put the plate on top to keep it warm.
After a few minutes, pour the coffee/water mixture through the strainer straight into your coffee mug. And voila! You’ve made coffee – and you’ve stuck it to The Man! Also, I find this all easier to clean up than other methods, as well as cheaper. And since you’ve probably already got a measuring cup and a plate, it’s not sitting on your counter taking up space. All you need is the 50 cent strainer.
I suppose this all sounds very obvious, but for years it hadn’t occurred to me that I didn’t need to buy anything beyond the strainer and the coffee grounds to make coffee. I post this in the hopes that someone out there is as obtuse as my former self.