Many people like the convenience of the new Folger's single serving coffee bags. They're great when you just want one cup and can be taken to work or used when going camping. Unfortunately they're so Very Expensive. Isn't there a simple, cheep method of making your own Single Serve Coffee Bags out of readily available materials?
I discovered the most wonderful way to make your own coffee single
bags using ordinary coffee filters!
Step 1: Step1:
Coffee into the round bottom area. Fold the coffee filter in half
like a taco so that all the round edges meet, being careful to
keep the coffee within the half-moon region that represents the
Step 2: Step 2:
the left as far as it will allow, then fold the bottom left corner
up over the front and to the right as far as it will allow. The
remaining edges of the coffee filter should stick up out of the
center slightly flanged wide.
Step 3: Step 3:
Fold the top right edge of the remaining filter down and
to the left and fold the top left edge of the remaining filter
down and to the right so they bring the top of the filter to meet
in the center. At this point the top of the filter may be
Step 4: Step 4:
a flat edge instead of a pointed edge. Finally, fold the entire
top down like an envelope flap to create a "satchel". Finish by
stapling through the folded top flap. If desired a string can be
stapled to the satchel at the same time.
Step 5: Summary:
The is a perfect coffee bag that prevents any grounds leaking out
and allows for enough space within the satchel to allow the water
to flow freely and steep out the coffee color and flavoring. I
prefer to leave the bag in my cup and just microwave the whole
thing for about 2.5 minutes. I then recommend you let it sit to
steep for an additional 2 minutes to fully develop the flavor.
These are ideal to make in advance and can be stored in ziplock
bags and taken to work for making a convenient single cup of
Give it a try!
Jeffrey Bryant Bishop