Most of you know that I’m a budding coffee snob. This will salidify it for you.
A few weeks back I was hangin’ with Jen, kid free for the weekend. [Thanks parental units.] We “Pricelined” a room with a jacuzzi, etc, etc. and a coffee pot. The coffee maker was one of those with a disposable tray with the coffee in it. I was hoping the coffee making appuratuss would be a little bigger. Adapt and overcome right? I brought beans, a grinder and some filters, and a Gerber Multi-tool. What you don’t bring that stuff on a road trip? I know, I know should have just brought the coffee maker. Ok, I will next time. So this time I ground the beans medium like normal for a automatic drip coffee maker. I cut up a filter put it in the little tray with some grounds and brewed. We’ll it overflowed. Lucky for me there was a tray underneath. So I tried it again, not a mess but the coffee was bad. So after some thought I came up with this. I still used the tray, but I cut some holes in it so water would drip all over the grounds rather than just in the middle. You want all the grounds to get wet. Then I got inspiration from those single cup makers. A filter sits ontop of the mug, like this one. I took another paper cup and cut it into a ring. Then I put the filter and the grounds in the cup, and then added the former cup turned ring on to hold the filter and grounds. I placed it in the coffee maker and hit the one switch.
I know I nuts. I went to the trouble of bringing beans and a grinder, I was going to use them. I had beans, I didn’t wnat spend $4 on a cup of coffee if I had it back at the room. Here’s the pictures I took of the experience.
Glad to be home using the Chemex again.