Do you miss the full bodied rich taste filter coffee when you are away from your kitchen?
Here is how to make a filter coffee machine out of odds and ends. Its super easy and quick to make anywhere, from your college dorm to out on the trail.
Step 1: What You Will Need
1 Filter (either shop bought paper filter or a muslin, you could even cut up an old t-shirt)
1 Knife (or anything you can make a small hole with)
Step 2: Preparing the Tins
The second can is going to be the filter can. This hole can be a bit bigger as you don't want this can to fill up, I cut a V-shape so i could adjust the flow, opening it up if I needed more flow.
The last can will be you coffee cup, you can just leave it as it is.
Step 3: Starting the Build
This is a gravity feed system, so start at the bottom with your coffee cup can. On top of this fit your filter can (this is why the stackable cans are handy).
Insert the coffee filter into the second can, you could fold over the edges to hold it in place but be careful of the sharp edges.
Step 4: Fill the Filter
Step 5: The Water Reservoir
You are ready to start brewing coffee, all you have to do is add hot water.
** Water started dripping off the ends of the filter but I simply folded these back up and that seemed to stop it. But be warned don't do this over your thesis or laptop!**
Step 6: Enjoy Your Coffee
After a few minutes the bottom can should be full of delicious coffee which you can pour into your favourite mug or enjoy it straight from the can (but watch those sharp edges!)