What’s more satisfying than buying a cup of coffee? Brewing your own coffee with the Melitta Single Pour at home and skipping the drive-thru line is way more satisfying.
- ground coffee or whole bean and a coffee grinder
- #2 coffee filters
- Melitta Single Pour brewer
- a coffee cup or mug
- a scoop for coffee
- two cups of hot water
- your choice of creamer
- your choice of sweeteners
Get everything ready as I have in this video. I put two cups of water in my Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup. And then I bring it to a boil in my Mr. Chef microwave with the full power setting for four minutes. While the water is on, place your creamer and sweetener in your mug. I only use creamer and I prefer Coffee mate Hazelnut Creamer. Then place your Melitta Single Pour on top of your mug and insert a #2 coffee filter. I’m using the Melitta Super Premium #2 coffee filters. If you prefer strong coffee, then scoop in three heaping table spoons of coffee like I do. Otherwise, scoop in less. Of course use the coffee of your choice. I love the Melitta Classic Blend medium roast coffee, which is what I’m using in this video.
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By this time the water should be boiling.
You want to exercise caution when removing hot water from the microwave oven. Depending upon the purity of your water and the surface of the Pyrex measuring cup you may create super heated water. This is where the temperature of the water has exceeded the S.T.P. (standard temperature and pressure) boiling point and does not boil. When you disturb the water or introduce an impurity such as a dust particle or a grain of sugar it will violently boil. This can cause severe burns or more and extreme caution is warranted.
When pouring the hot water into the Melitta Single Pour consider this. You may have super heated water once the microwave finishes. You may not even be aware. If it comes in contact with a substance (like coffee) it can violently erupt. Exercise extreme caution when microwaving water.
Hold your Pyrex measuring cup then carefully pour the hot water into the Melitta Single Pour as I demonstrate. Let it brew and soak for ten or twenty seconds and pour in more. Repeat until you are finished or until the coffee reaches the height you desire while avoiding an overflowing condition.
Next, I grab the coffee cup in one hand then I secure the Melitta Single Pour with my other hand. Then I dump the filter and coffee into the trash. Or, I sit the Melitta Single Pour onto another mug to drain prior to discarding.
Cleaning the Melitta Single Pour
Cleaning the Melitta Single Pour is quick and easy when you use a sponge and dish soap. First I discard the filter and coffee as already mentioned and rinse out the Melitta Single Pour. I use a few drops of Palmolive soap on the spongy side of a Scotch kitchen sponge. Then I carefully scrub the inside of the Melitta Single Pour, the outside, top of the flange and bottom of the flange and the nozzle. Following those steps I rinse it well.
Savings from Brewing your own Coffee
Total time to make a cup of coffee is less than 10 minutes. You save time and you save money because brewing at home is cheaper than buying a cup of coffee.
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