Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It invigorates us and helps us get in the mood for a productive day. But what if you don’t have a coffee maker but really want to enjoy this aromatic beverage? No problem!
In this article, I will tell you how to make great coffee without a coffee maker. So, here are a few methods of making coffee:
First method: Making coffee in a pot
This is one of the easiest ways to make coffee at home. All you need is a pot, water, and ground coffee.
Here’s how to make coffee in a pot:
- Pour the right amount of water into the pot. Usually a 1:8 ratio is used – that is, you need 1.6 liters of water for one cup of coffee (200 ml).
- Add ground coffee at a ratio of 1-2 tablespoons for every 200 ml of water. The more coffee you use, the stronger and richer the drink will be.
- Place the pot on the stove and turn on medium heat. Stir the contents of the pot periodically to avoid overheating and the coffee from burning.
- Drive the coffee to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. At this point, the coffee will stir and infuse. Turn off the heat and allow the coffee to infuse for another 2-3 minutes. This will allow the coffee grounds to settle to the bottom of the pot.
- Use a spoon to gently remove the foam from the top of the coffee and pour the beverage into cups. Add sugar or other ingredients to taste and enjoy your freshly brewed coffee.
Remember, when making coffee in the pot, it’s important to watch the temperature and infusion time to get the perfect taste of the beverage.
The Second Method: Turkish Coffee
Turkish-style coffee is an ancient method that is still widely used in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. This method allows you to get a rich flavor and fragrant beverage.
Here’s how to make Turkish coffee:
- Add the ground coffee to the water and stir it thoroughly.
- Place the distillery over a low flame and let it heat up. Stir the contents of the distiller periodically so that the coffee does not burn.
- When the coffee begins to rise to the surface, remove the pot from the heat and add a pinch of cold water. This will help to remove the foam and coffee grounds, which will remain at the bottom of the brew.
- Put the pot back on the fire, but this time on a higher heat. Allow the coffee to boil. When the coffee is foamy and rises to the rim of the pot, remove it from the heat.
- Allow the coffee to steep for 1-2 minutes in the pot. Then gently pour the coffee into a cup, leaving the grounds in the distiller.
Turkish coffee is usually served with sweet treats like Turkish desserts or cookies. Now you have a great way to enjoy the rich taste of coffee without using a coffee maker.
The third method: Cold brew coffee
This is a refreshing drink that can be made at home without much effort. There are several ways to make iced coffee, and we’ll look at one of the easiest.
Here’s how to make iced coffee:
- Pour water into a glass and add coffee at a ratio of 1 to 4. That is, you need 50 grams of ground coffee per 1 cup of water (200 ml).
- Stir the contents of the glass thoroughly and place it in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
- After the coffee has infused, strain it through a sieve or gauze to get rid of any remaining coffee grounds.
- Pour the cold coffee into a glass with ice and add sugar or another sweet ingredient to taste.
- Add milk or cream to taste. You can use either regular or vegetable milk.
- Stir the drink and serve.
The fourth method: Italian Coffee
For this method we need finely ground coffee, boiling water and milk.
- Pour some milk into a cup and put it on a low heat
- Add one teaspoon of coffee and stir until the coffee dissolves.
- Add boiling water and stir again.
- Pour the finished coffee into another cup, leaving some milk foam on the surface. Done!
Fifth method: French Press
This method allows you to preserve the maximum aroma and flavor of your coffee, making it the perfect choice for true coffee connoisseurs.
Here’s how to make coffee using a French Press:
- Fill the French Press with coarsely ground coffee. Usually use a ratio of 1:15 – that is, you need 15 ml of water per 1 gram of coffee. For example, you would need about 23 grams of coffee for 350 ml.
- Pour a small amount of hot water (about 95 degrees) into the French Press and let the coffee steep for 30 seconds.
- Add the remaining water to the French Press, infuse the coffee for another 3-4 minutes. Remember to close the lid of the French Press to keep the heat and aroma of the coffee.
- Press the piston of the French Press to stop the infusion and separate the coffee grounds from the liquid.
- Pour the coffee into a cup and enjoy its rich aroma and flavor.
Remember, in order to get the perfect taste of coffee with a French Press, it is important to choose quality fresh roasted coffee, set the grind properly, and monitor the temperature of the water. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy the real taste and aroma of coffee made at home.
The Sixth Method: The Turk
Making coffee using a turkey is one of the oldest and most popular ways to make coffee in the world. A turkey, also known as a jesvah, allows you to preserve the flavor and aroma of the coffee, making it the perfect choice for true coffee connoisseurs.
Here’s how to make coffee using a turkey:
- Fill the brewpot with freshly ground coarsely ground coffee. Usually use a ratio of 1:10 – that is, you need 10 ml of water per 1 gram of coffee. For example, for 300 ml of coffee, you will need about 30 grams of coffee.
- Add cold water to the distiller and stir the contents with a spoon.
- Put the pot on a low heat and let the coffee steep for a few minutes. Remember to keep an eye on the brewing process so that the coffee does not overheat.
- When the coffee begins to rise, remove the pot from the heat and let it steep for a few more minutes to allow the coffee grounds to settle to the bottom of the pot.
- Carefully pour the coffee into the cup, trying not to stir the settled coffee grounds. You can add sugar and enjoy the rich aroma and flavor of the coffee.
As you can see, there are many ways to make coffee without a coffee maker. You can choose the one that suits you best and enjoy freshly brewed coffee at home. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to experiment and find your perfect recipe.