Friday, March 29, 2013

|how to| when a recipe calls for a very small amount of coffee...

I don't know about you, but when a recipe calls for something like...."2 tablespoons coffee", nothing bugs me more than pulling out the big 'ol coffee maker!

I mean, really- who wants to go through all of the hustle and bustle of doing such a thing for like...two drips of coffee! Sure, if you're an avid coffee drinker, you probably have some to spare- but for me- I don't usually drink the stuff on a daily it's never around!

That's where this handy tip comes in! How to make as little coffee as you need!

If you are a lucky owner of a French Press, well shoot- we should be friends. I mean, if one were to drink coffee on a daily basis- a French Press is the way to go. It makes some of the tastiest coffee around! We just recently converted an AVID coffee drinker into a French Presser after having them over for coffee and dessert one night. Win!

We do own one, and it has come out from time to time to make a good quality cup o joe. You know, when we really needed that mega dose of caffeine. MmMMmmm caffeine! It also is used as a make shift tea pot (haha) and has been known to make a 1/2 cup of coffee for cakes and cupcakes. Thing is- not everyone has one.

So what about those who are French Press-less (gasp!) and really don't feel like fiddling with their giant maker for such a small amount needed?

This is for you.
  1. Put approximately 8 ounces of water in a tea kettle (or shoot, a sauce pot!) and bring to a boil.
  2. While water is boiling, line a funnel with 1-2 paper towels (depending on your towel's thickness). If you have a thick towel, one should suffice, if they're on the thin side, best to double up. 
  3. Place paper towel-lined funnel into your coffee cup and add 1-2 tablespoons ground coffee. 1 tablespoon for less strong coffee, 2 if your recipe calls for "strong coffee".
  4. Once water is boiling, GENTLY and SLOWLY pour over your coffee grounds, allowing water to fall through completely into cup before adding more water. Continue to fill up until you have the amount of coffee needed!

You're welcome.


  1. I am a total avid coffee drinker.... AND.. I've got a french press. ha! This is a really great idea for those who don't really drink it though, aka crazy folk! :)

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