Have you noticed the coffee makers out on the market that claim to make the perfect cup of coffee everytime using super automatic espresso machine? This is a great idea but have you seen the price tag on these machines? In this article I will tell you step by step instructions on how you can do this at home with the drip coffee maker you already have. After reading this article you should be able to make just one indiviual cup of coffee. Made quick and easy.
First you will need your tools. Most standard drip coffee makers consist of a decanter, a filter, and you will add the coffee and water, right? The decanter usually has numbers listed like 2,4,6,8,10,12. These are your water fill lines to help you make the amount of coffee servings you would like. If you have not already noticed there is no number listed for just (1) One cup of coffee. So you will need your coffee mug to measure the amount of water for just one cup.
Pour the water into your clean coffee mug. It needs to be clean because you are going to pour this water into your coffee maker. This will also help keep the basin of your coffee maker clean and free of debris. I use bottled water but you may use tap water as well. Pour the water into the mug to the desired lever of coffee, I usually go over just a bit to make up for any that might spill. If you find that pouring the water into your basin is too messy and you are losing lots of water you may want to measure out the amount with your mug and them pour into your decanter. The decanter is specifically made to pour water into the coffer maker reservoir. A simple measuring cup with a handle will work nicely. This should take about 30seconds.
Next, place a filter into the drip area. Measure out the amout of coffee for one cup. Most brands of coffee call for one or two tablespoons for one cup of coffee. We all have our own tastes so you may want to test out what works best for you since this is going to be YOUR perfect cup of coffee. Add ,more for stronger coffee and less, for a more smooth cup of coffee. This should take about 30 seconds.
Finally turn on the drip coffee maker. This should take about 3 seconds.
The remainder of your time will consist of wating on your machine to heat up the water and drip into the decanter. The time will depend on your drip coffee maker. It should not take more than 5 mins.
So there you go, an individual cup of coffee made quick and easy, perfected taste by you. In under 5 mins. If your coffee maker has the auto brewing capabilities you can have that perfect cup of coffee ready for you when you want it. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.