Intro: (slightly) Greener Way of Brewing Coffee
I found something at the grocery store that I thought was pretty cool. It's a little plastic one-cup coffee maker.
I suppose it will take less energy, or it will at least be cleaner, to use a gas stove instead of an electric one because most electricity is generated by coal-fired power plants and gas releases far fewer toxins than coal does. Also, electricity costs a bit more than gas, but only by a few cents.
In any case, you may not want to buy an electric coffee maker for $30 so here is a solution that only costs $2 to $5.
First, you'll need to buy one of these fancy plastic coffee makers. I found mine in a grocery store.
Other than that, you need:
#2 coffee filters
a coffee cup
a tea kettle (or something to boil water in)
Step 1: Step 1
First thing you need to do is fill your kettle with water and boil it.
Step 2: Step 2
While the water is boiling, pull out a #2 coffee filter and fold those weird edges that make it hard to fit in to the coffee maker. Then, all you need to do is put the proper amount of coffee in the filter.
My electric coffee maker makes 10 cups and takes 2 scoops of coffee to fill the whole thing. So one cup of coffee is equivalent to 1/10 of two scoops of coffee or 1/5 of one scoop of coffee. That is a little bit complicated and I don't have a measuring spoon that small. So I just put 1 scoop of coffee in and store the grounds to make 4 cups of coffee later.
Step 3: Step 3
now, once your water gets hot enough, just pour it through the filter and watch it go. You'll probably have to keep pouring until the cup is full.
Now you can enjoy your fresh cupa joe!
And if you have some friends over, just move the coffee maker to a couple other cups.