How to make coffee using a single-serving hand-held drip-coffee maker:
Things you will need:
Coffee cup and spoon, coffee dripper, coffee, filters (this dripper uses #2), some way to measure out the water, and boiling water (not shown).
Put the coffee in the filter. I’m using 3 teaspoons for this cup.
Put the dripper on top of the coffee cup.
Wait for the hot water to boil.
Measure out the water for your coffee. You can do this by using another coffee cup the same size or by only boiling as much water as you’ll need, but I found that this coffee cup uses just about 1 1/3 cups of water and I need something with a spout on it so I don’t end up with water all over the place. So! Measuring cup it is.
Pour hot water over the coffee grounds. Make sure to get them all moistened.
Coffee will drip out of the bottom of the dripper and into your cup. I lifted it up here to show, but this usually just stays resting on the top of the coffee cup. And it sits very securely. I haven’t been at all worried about it falling over.
Keep pouring water over the coffee grounds until you run out of water. This is why I measured out the water first — there’s no way to see when the coffee is near the top of the cup without picking up the dripper and checking the cup. It’s easier just to know ahead of time how much to use.
It starts to get sluggish toward the last of the water. I’m impatient and squish it around with a spoon, but I’m not sure it really helps at all. It just gives me something to do.
Eventually there is no more water left in the dripper.
Remove the dripper and you can see a beautiful cup of coffee.
Sweeten to taste and enjoy!
The filter and grounds go into the garbage and the dripper goes into the sink for a quick wash. It doesn’t take up any space on the counter, which is good because we don’t have any left. And I get to go enjoy some coffee! Total time it took to make this cup, with taking time to take pictures, was 10 minutes. So it’s not something I have time to do while getting ready for work in the morning, but I get free coffee at my new building anyway. This is for weekends when I’m at home and craving coffee. And it’s awesome!