There are many ways of making coffee without a coffee maker, as we have already told you on our website. Frankly, we cannot imagine why a coffee lover would not have a coffee maker at home but would have a microwave oven. Perhaps in student flats or in flats that already come with, let’s say, “standard” equipment. But the fact is that many people ask us what steps need to be taken to make coffee in the microwave, and here we go with the answer.
First of all, we must make it clear that making a microwave coffee is not the same as heating coffee in the microwave, mind you. You can make coffee in a normal coffee machine and then reheat it as many people do. That is not the purpose of this article. Here we are going to talk about how to make microwave coffee from scratch.
How to make microwave coffee (step by step)
These are the ingredients needed to make a microwave coffee:
- 1 or 2 spoonfuls of your favourite ground instant soluble coffee (to taste, depending on whether you want more or less intensity).
- Sugar (to taste)
These are the instruments or tools you will need:
- Microwave ovens (obviously).
- A microwave-safe glass.
- A teaspoon.
And finally, these are the steps you need to follow to know how to make a microwave coffee:
- Pour sugar and instant coffee into the glass. Stir everything well, there should be a perfect dry blend.
- Add water to the case, but in a very small amount. The aim is to stop the previous mixture from being dry, and to leave it with a pasty consistency. A few drops of water should be enough, but don’t overdo it at this point! The mixture should never remain liquid.
- Put the glass in the microwave and heat it until the mixture rises (but without the glass overflowing).
- Take the glass out of the microwave, stir everything well, and repeat the process.
The result will be an amazingly frothy coffee! And it’s funny. I’m sure the process has nothing to do with the idea you had in your head before reading this article.
If you want to know how to make coffee with milk in the microwave, what we recommend is that you try the previous method and then add the milk manually to your liking. Heating milk in the microwave has a different effect than coffee, and the times needed for each ingredient would not be synchronized. You will not get a good result with this method if you mix the coffee grounds and milk directly before heating.
And now that you know how to make coffee foam in the microwave, you have no excuse to enjoy your favourite drink in any situation.
How to make microwave coffee with filter (video)
If after all, you have read, you still don’t know how to make coffee with a microwave, it is best to take a look at this video to better understand the whole process. It is by a Brazilian user, and logically it is in his language, but the important thing is the images, and the explanation is perfectly understood.
On this occasion, he uses a paper filter to obtain a coffee similar to the typical filter coffee machines:
Broadly speaking, the thing is to heat the water first and then serve the ground coffee on the filter. Then you pour the sugar and pour the water over the filter with coffee as if it were a drip coffee machine. After a few minutes, the coffee will fall through the filter into the container where you are going to collect it.
How to make coffee foam in the microwave
It is a different concept, but it is also related to the use of the microwave oven to make our coffees. In this case, if you need to make milk foam for a latte or cappuccino, and you don’t have a milk frother handy, the alternative is, you’ve guessed it: the microwave!
You can make an absolutely delicious milk foam without a steamer simply by using a glass jar with an airtight seal.
You must serve the milk into the jar (fill it half full at most; otherwise, the foam will overflow into the microwave), close it tightly, and shake it vigorously to make it foam.
Now uncover the glass jar, and heat it for 30 seconds at the maximum power allowed by your appliance. This sudden heat shock will make the foam you have achieved by shaking the bottle more consistent and creamy.
Now you can use your foam on the coffee you need!