For those who love coffee, you know how expensive coffee makers can be. Also, having a coffee maker with you wherever you go seems extremely hard to accomplish. This is especially true when you are a college student and coffee makers are not allowed at your dorm! But do not fear. There are ways to make coffee without a coffee maker but if you want to avoid more steps look into the best single serve coffee maker you can afford. More specifically, today you will learn why making coffee in a pot is the best way to get some coffee in your system when you do not have a coffee maker available. 

​How to Make Coffee without a Coffee Maker

​Using a Pot

here are many different ways to make coffee and using a pot is only one of them.


Step 1

Grab your pot and fill it with water. You can go ahead and preheat it now. If you have made coffee before, you will want to use more water than you normally would. Not all of the water will be used so this will not be as much of an issue as you may think.


Step 2

Wait for the water to begin boiling. Once this is achieved, go ahead and add your coffee to it. This part roughly depends on how much water you added in the first step. However, you can easily measure things out so that you have a more accurate idea of what's going on. You generally want two tablespoons of coffee for 6 ounces of water.


Step 3

Now, you will want to go ahead and cut off the water. Let your coffee sit in the water until the grounds hit the bottom of the pot. Most of the time this will only take a few minutes to happen.


Step 4

Once the grounds hit the bottom of the pot, you are done. It really is that simple. The coffee will be at the top of the pot. You can use a ladle to scoop out your coffee and begin to drink it up. 

​Using a Coffee Bag

Another way to make coffee without a coffee maker is by using a coffee bag. If you have ever used a tea bag to make tea, this process should be very familiar for you.


Step 1

Set a pot of water on the stove and have it warm up until the water is boiling. Once it starts to boil, you can turn off your stove and have the water sit for around half an hour.


Step 2


Get a cup out and put your coffee bag into it. Grab your hot pot of water and slowly pour it into the cup. You can fill the cup up until you are satisfied but the bag needs to be submerged in the water.


Step 3

The coffee bag needs to sit for about 5 minutes in the water. This is the replacement for the brewing. The shorter you let the coffee sit in the water, the weaker your coffee will be and the longer you let it sit, the stronger your coffee will be.


Step 4

After you have brewed your coffee for your desired amount of time, you can take out the coffee bag and throw it away. 

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