Your favorite coffee
Empty tea bags or coffee filters
I have these tea bags because I get awesome loose leaf tea from Teavana. If you don’t have them (they’re available on Amazon), you can cut up coffee filters as described here.
Add 2 tbsp of ground coffee (not instant!) to each tea bag.
Two with the string, leaving a tail so you can get the coffee bag out of the coffee when it’s brewed.
To make: pour boiling water over the coffee bag. Tip: don’t add the bag to the water, add the water to the coffee!
Using a semi-French Press method, use a spoon to push the bag to the bottom. Let sit about 4-5 minutes, mashing it every once in awhile (or to desired strength).
Remove the bag and enjoy! In a pinch you could reuse the bag for a second cup, if it hasn’t dried out. The second cup will be weaker.
RATING: 4 stars
While this *maybe* isn’t as good as coffee brewed in a percolator or drip machine, it really is good – as the coffee you use – and definitely better than most hotel room coffee or *gasp* no coffee at all!
To use in a hotel room with a single serve brewer, put the coffee bag in the cup and run water through the system with no coffee in it.