How to Make Coffee without a Coffee Maker

Can you make good coffee without a coffee maker? Is possible to brew coffee without a coffee maker? Yes, you can. And it’s more straightforward than it seems, although logically if you don’t know the process beforehand, everything can sound strange and be somewhat complicated.

If you already know how to make coffee with your coffee maker at home – whatever the type – maybe you find this proposal extravagant, but the truth is that in many situations it is necessary and many users consult us about it. Let’s explain it without further ado.

It is necessary to know the fundamentals of infusion, which is the traditional method of preparing coffee without a coffee maker and has nothing to do with the filtering or dispensing process used by espresso machines.

The fact is that ground coffee without a coffee maker has no point of comparison with instant soluble coffee, the typical envelope product. So, stop asking yourself “How do I make coffee without a coffee maker” and keep reading to get out of doubt.

What is an infusion of coffee?

To infuse means, generically, to submerge in hot water an ingredient (grains, roots, herbs) during a prolonged period, so that the water ends up absorbing the elements, flavours, aromas and other properties of the infusional product. It’s how tea and other world-renowned infusions are prepared.

There are several ways to make coffee without a coffee maker, such as the classic clay pot coffee or french press coffee makers, but this is undoubtedly the most popular and most respectful with its origins of all coffee recipes without a coffee maker.

And now, let’s see how to distil coffee without a coffee maker.

How to pass coffee without a coffee maker (step by step)

To prepare ground coffee without a coffee maker, we need the following ingredients and utensils:

  • Two small spoonfuls of ground coffee (medium-thick bean).
  • 1 cup of water.
  • One saucepan or small saucepan.
  • One filter.
  • One teaspoon.
  • One pitcher.

As you can see, the above list does not show the brewer anywhere. The quantities of the ingredients are a recommendation to make one single cup of coffee. If you want to prepare more, or prefer the more intense (or softer) coffee you will have to vary the quantities of ground coffee and water accordingly, until you get the result you like best.

So keep reading, and you’ll see how you can make coffee without a coffee maker in an effortless way.

How to brew a coffee without a coffee maker?

Well, once we have the ingredients and objects ready and ready, it’s time to get to work.

  1. The first thing to do is to put the water to heat on the fire until it boils (boiling point).
  2. While we wait for the water to warm up, we pour the ground coffee into the empty jug. The pitcher must be adequate for the service, since this will be the container where the coffee will be prepared, ready to drink.
  3. When the water has reached the boiling point, pour it carefully into the pitcher where we have the ground coffee.
  4. Without stirring, leave the mixture to stand for 2 or 3 minutes.
    Now use the spoon to stir the mixture well, and let it rest again for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. At this point, the coffee will be ready to drink, but first we must strain it. Place the filter over the cup where you are going to serve the coffee, and pour the coffee from the pitcher.

And now that you know how to strain coffee without a coffee maker, the best thing is to watch a video to reinforce what you have just learned (or to get out of all doubts):

How is coffee passed without a coffee maker?

You already know how to make coffee without a coffee maker, but you may be wondering what it will taste like and if it will meet your expectations.

Well, coffee without a coffeemaker is full-bodied, and the intensity will largely depend on how long you leave it in the water. This way, you will be able to control its qualities, but you must be careful because if you spend too much time, the coffee will be over and with a bitter aftertaste.

On the other hand, and by its definition, it is not possible to prepare espresso without a coffee maker. To make espresso without a coffee maker, you need a high pressure (about 9 bars) to filter the water through the ground coffee. And this can only be accomplished with the specific technology of a coffee machine.


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