Altoids Porta-Coffee




Introduction: Altoids Porta-Coffee

Fed up of meetings where instant coffee and hot water are all that is available? Dying for a real coffee to see you through the meeting? Look no further - my Altoids portable REAL coffee comes to the rescue!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients.

You need:

Ground coffee of your choice.
Altoids tin.
Small muslin bag. I used those sold by Kilner as herb bags for cooking.

Step 2: Fill Your Bag and Brew.

This needs a little experimentation to determine the strength of the final brew.
Add sufficient ground coffee to the bag to get the desired strength for a cup or mug.
The draw up the drawstring, add hot water to the cup and drop in the bag. I keep hold of the strings as I do so, so that I can agitate the bag and then drape it over the side of the mug, allowing the coffee to brew.
After a few minutes remove the bag, squeezing against the side of the mug with a teaspoon to extract moisture.
Pop the used bag in the Altoids tin to take home to wash and reuse.
Don't forget to recycle the coffee grounds on the compost heap!

Step 3: Daily Use

Keep the Altoids tin in your bag or pocket so whenever you want a real coffee and can't get one, you can make one and be the envy of those around you.

And the good news is you can fit two pretty full bags in one tin. Doubly great!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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    7 years ago

    Using a finer grind, a.k.a. Capicino, will allow you to take up less space. More room for more coffee or sweetener.