..what would MacGyver do?
If you haven’t checked out the Single Cup Travel coffee maker then you are missing out! You will never have to be without a cup of coffee again. We thought about all the options one may have when traveling or somehow woke up in a strange place (none of our business) that didn’t have a coffee maker. Here are some theories we have on how MacCyver would handle such a problem.
Method 1: Tea Bagging!
Yea, we said it. Read on....Consider how you’d use a teabag to make tea: You’d steep the bag in hot water until it was brewed to taste, then you’d enjoy a cup of hot tea.
Take that idea and apply it to coffee. That’s what we have here.
- Place a spoonful of coffee onto a coffee filter.
- Use a string, hair tie, or rubber band to tie the filter and tightly secure the grounds inside the makeshift bag.
- Steep the bag in a mug of hot water and let it brew to taste. A few minutes should do the trick.
Method 2: Channel your inner cowboy.
This is the rugged, no-nonsense way to make coffee. All you’ll need is coffee grounds, water, a pot, and a heat source (this could be your stove or a campfire).
- For every 4 oz. of water you use, you’ll need about a tablespoon of ground coffee. Bring water to a boil.
- When the water is boiling, remove it from the heat source and let it sit for about 30 seconds. This will cool the water to about 200°, which is the perfect coffee brewing temperature.
- Stir the grounds into the water. Let sit for two minutes and stir again.
- Let sit for two more minutes.
- Pour the coffee carefully into your mug. The key is to pour very slowly, so that the grounds remain at the bottom of the pot.
Method 3: Improvise a French press.
Here’s how to make a bold cup of coffee with just coffee grounds, water, a bowl, a tablespoon, and a mug. To make one cup:
- Add 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds to a bowl.
- Pour just enough boiling water over the grounds to saturate it. Let stand for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Pour the rest of the water needed to make the desired amount of coffee. Let stand for four to five minutes.
Carefully pour the coffee into your mug. Again, doing this slowly and delicately will ensure the grounds remain at the bottom of the bowl where they belong.
Method 4: The Catfight Single Cup Pourover coffee maker!
Our Single Cup Pour Over travel coffee maker is clearly the best option. It weighs 7oz, about the size of a can of soup, and makes THE best cup of coffee.
1. Put two spoons full of coffee in the filter basket.
2. Attach the filter basket to the base and add the water reservoir
3. Press the on button (runs off 2 AA batteries)
4. Wait 120 seconds and enjoy!