Plastic Bottle Coffee Maker




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Need some coffee huh? Can't get any Starbucks or can't afford it? Maybe your coffee maker is just broken? Well, do not fret thy coffee conisuer! i will show you how to make some coffe in a bottle of water!

Step 1: What Do We Need?

This could possibly be used in other plastic bottles anything you can cut and can withstand some heat.
What do get:
-Coffee beans of your chse (ground of coarse)
- 2-3 coffee filters
-A plastic bottle of water
-A cup (microwavable if you don't have a measuring cup)
- Heated water (Get it somehow maybe in Step 1?)
-Scissors (something to cut the bottle)

Step 2: Step 1 Get Some Water!

If your bottle happens to be in the bottle already then you waste less thats all we really want ,besides coffee, right? Or maybe you already drank the water just go get some more as long as you got some.

Step 3: Heat Thy Water

Find a way to heat the water
Some suggestions
-Brush Fire
An Altoids can stove (another use of the little cans)

Step 4: Step 4 <insert Name Here>

This will be a big step

First Cut a funnel shape off of the top of the bottle (I cut the part where it curved in)

Push the Coffee Filters into the funnel so that it doesn't fold in

Place the funnel into the top of the bottle, you may have to tape it so that it doesn't fall through.

Place the ground coffee beans into the filter

Pour you now hot water into and through the filter not suddenly moderatley into the filter so a steady trikle comes out the filter and into the bottle. You may have to mess around ywith the amounts of water to bean because the filters may affect how strong the coffee is.

Mine turned out to be very weak(pretty bad tasting) but with experimenting you'll get it right. Take my word or your money back.
Warning You bottle may not last 2 runs with hot water because it is to thin!!!

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    10 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    how about just a big funnel instead of a bottle..then u don't have whatever it is bottles release when heated (I've heard but don't remember) in your coffee....and it would withstand lots of coffee making maybe get one with a tiny opening as well.... great idea though....will definitely do in a pinch

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    not really...just get a water purifier on your reusable bottles and you'll never need to buy these disposable bottles again...I'd say it's much more green! and who doesn't already own a funnel? lol I use one to refill all my soap containers and everything =D


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, this works very well. Double brew it for stronger coffee.


    10 years ago on Step 4

    If you want stronger coffee, put the bottle's lid back on and drill a 1/8" hole in it. That will prevent the water from filtering through too quickly. Of course, melting plastic may be a problem...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Or maybe you can put like two bottles over each other or use thicker bottles..


    10 years ago on Introduction

    The water runs through the grounds too quickly. Could slow it down by putting a hole through the cap. Or adding the coffee to the hot water, sir it a few times, let it set a couple of minutes, then filter it off. But then again, if you mix the coffee directly in the hot water, the grounds will settle to the bottom by the time its cool enough to drink, no need to filter (made coffee this way many times, and pretty good, until you forget about the grounds at the bottom of the cup...

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Actually i meant to put that in there you can leave the cap on just make holes in it, i'm not sure how many other would want grounds at the bottom kindof like leaving the tea leaves in the cup. The cup i actually made, because of my weak combination, was so weak that i tasted more water but i didn't try another cup through it my experimenting bottle was too thiun and was the same as the bottle in this test, I was actually thinking that you could make larger scale and use a milk jug just incase you don't have a bottle or have a few friends who want some. just my comments CD41


    10 years ago on Introduction

    silly cute and cool..not sure I'd drink this coffee but I might adapt this to make yerba mate at work