Coffee Filter Hack With Sock - Simple

Introduction: Coffee Filter Hack With Sock - Simple

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Hi there!

This is a very simple trick that I customized for making coffee - using a women's sock! Don't be weirded out - it turns out delicious :)

I used a super thin sock, like the ones used in shoe stores. They are sheer and not even ankle-height.

There are several tutorials around on making coffee using a sock, I just tweaked them for fitting my tastes and what I already have at hand :)

I tried to use simple stuff that can easily be found at home. You will probably not even need to buy anything extra. The socks can be easily and cheaply found at any supermarket.

The bonus is: Delicious coffee that does not create any waste!

Tweak this hack as you wish.

So let's start :)

Please feel free to leave any feedback - as usual, I always love talking here!

PS: The coffee, of course, does not smell of sock :) If you have any doubts, you can wash (unused) socks with water, dry and wash again several times before use.

PS2: Edited to blur coffee brand - think it seemed like I was advertising.

Step 1: List of Things You Need:

-Coffee pot, hot water (80-90ºC)

-Your favourite coffee grounds

-Just one women's sock (the ones used for trying shoes - unused obviously :)

-Tea strainer

-Coffee spoon

-Coffee Mug

Rubber bird is optional ;)

I showed both an unused and used women's sock, just to show what it will become after use. You only need one.

I bought my coffee grounds from a local shop, delicious! Make sure you grind them or have them ground for paper filter size.

Step 2: Place the Strainer on Mug

You can customize this step according your type of strainer - this is a common type around here :)

Make sure you already have hot water handy in your pot.

Step 3: Place the Sock on Top of Strainer

Place the sock on top of the strainer so that it looks like a nest - make sure the bottom sits nicely on the strainer - you don't want coffee spilling around with the grounds when you pour water :)

Step 4: Add the Coffee Grounds

Next, add the desired amount of coffee. Be careful not to come too close towards the edges. You can pat the edges of the nest lightly to tweak the placing a little bit with your hand.

Step 5: Slowly Pour the Hot Water

This part needs a little bit of care - Slowly pour the hot water. You could hold the sock with one hand, adjusting as the shape changes a bit - careful with the water of course :)

Make sure you take some breaks while pouring the water - let it drain a bit - then continue to avoid spillover.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Coffee!

Your delicious coffee is ready to enjoy!

Get your favourite book and cozy up on the sofa, sipping away.

No electricity, paper, mocca pot or fancy equipment necessary :) The coffee aroma has transferred to the water nicely.

Hope you liked my Instructable. Please feel free to share your ideas, your experience if you tried it, ask any questions, or just say hi!



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    2 years ago on Step 6

    In the North of France, the filters made with fabric (kinda like socks)
    are called "chaussette'' (sock). But what we call "jus de chaussette"
    (sock juice) qualifies a not strong coffee (something like an American
    coffee you know, a lot of water and few coffee), so not a good coffee
    for many coffee lovers here.
    I am not sure that it is that good on an
    ecological level because it requires water to be clean. So it is a
    paper filter against water for the fabric filter.
    But that can be helping.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you Ysabeau :) It is true, this method might not work if you like espresso-type strong coffee. I will check the chausette that you mentioned - glad to hear there are many versions... I also heard that the sock method is popular in Latin America.

    About the water and paper... Yes, I guess I made a big claim when saying this does not create any waste, but seeing so many paper filters just used once and thrown away made me look for other cheap, reusable options. As you mentioned, the water needs to be clean with any type of coffee, so that is a very common problem that we need to tackle together.