How To Make Coffee Without Coffee Maker

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To kick start their day, almost half of the population of the world depends on coffee. No wonder it is so loved by everyone as it truly works as an energy booster and keeps us running all day actively. It is clear to us that everyone likes coffee, but some people only love the ones that they make by themselves, as per their own taste and mood also.

So, if you are one such person who brews his/her coffee for themselves, what if your coffee maker is not around, or stops working all of a sudden. This has happened to us quite a few times as well, that’s why we thought to share this article with you all where we will be discussing some cool ways to brew coffee without using a coffee maker.

Although you might not be able to make the perfect cup of coffee since you will be trying on some new methods. But, at least you will be able to have some coffee to kill the craving or start your new day as fresh as possible.

Things To Keep In Mind When Brewing Coffee Without A Coffee Maker

  • Make sure the beans are freshly roasted

If you want to taste the finest coffee, just check when the beans were roasted, if the date lies between any day in the past 2 weeks, you have the best coffee in your hands.

  • Make sure you’re using freshly ground coffee

Although it is not possible all the time, it is always preferred to use freshly ground coffee beans only. Because just within 15-20 minutes, the coffee starts to lose the taste perfection that no one should miss to taste.

  • Take care of the temperatures

Whenever brewing coffee, always try to maintain the water temperature between 195 to 205 degree Fahrenheit. That’s an optimal temperature range to extract all the goodness from the coffee beans.

Different Ways to Make Coffee Without Coffee Maker

For sure, we are not going to tell you how you can make instant coffee. Instead, we will be going around several other unique methods that can save your day if you do not have your coffee maker around.

1. Over Stovetop

In case of an electricity outage, the stovetop will be greatly helpful for you if you crave for coffee in such a situation. So, let’s learn this fancy old-school way of brewing coffee.

  • Take a cup full of water and pour it into the saucepan, and set the stovetop heat on the medium or high level as you wish.
  • Now, add 1 tablespoon coffee into the pan and let it boil. You can also at this moment add sugar if you like it that way.
  • Keep the heat to medium level and keep stirring the coffee occasionally, for about 2 minutes.
  • Take the pan off the stove and let the coffee settle in the saucepan for a few minutes, and then pour it into the cup and enjoy!

2. Make Turkish coffee

If you desire a strong coffee, then you should try out making the Turkish Coffee for yourself. Although it is almost the same as the previous one, it’s thick and frothy texture makes it slightly more interesting.

  • Take a cup full of water and pour it into the saucepan, and set the stovetop heat on the medium level.
  • Now, add 1 tablespoon coffee into the pan and add sugar if you want.
  • Keep the heat to medium level and keep stirring the coffee occasionally, for about 2 minutes.
  • When the coffee starts boiling, take the pan off the stovetop and collect the foam with a spoon, and put it in your coffee cup.
  • Place the pan back on the stove and let the coffee boil again. Once it starts boiling, pour half of it into the cup.
  • Once again, boil the rest of the coffee for a few extra seconds and let it sit in the pan for a few minutes after removing the pan from the heat.
  • Then pour the rest of the coffee into the cup and enjoy your Turkish Brew!

3. Faux French Press

To make a Faux Fresh Press Coffee, we would try to mimic the process that an actual coffee maker does.

  • First of all, we need to boil water on the gas stove.
  • Put 1 tablespoon (per serving) of coffee in a bowl.
  • Put a little amount of boiling water over the coffee to soak the ground coffee then add water to it.
  • Now, use a spoon to press all the ground coffee to the bottom, and keep doing it until coffee is utilized.
  • Let the bowl rest for a few minutes so that the ground coffee sediments down. Then slowly pour the coffee into your cup leaving the sediments into the bowl, and add the remaining water to the cup.

4. Coffee Bag

Making your own coffee bag, like a teabag, is pretty easy if you are creative enough. And, this method is quite helpful for those who don’t want to stand there in the kitchen for long.

  • Place a filter paper on the countertop and put around 2 tablespoons of coffee on the paper.
  • Now, grab the corners, join, and tie them together to make a perfect coffee bag.
  • Afterwards, all you need to do is boil the desired amount of water.
  • Pour a little amount of boiling water into a cup, and dip the coffee bag inside it.
  • Let the coffee grounds saturate there for about 30-40 seconds, then add more water to the cup.
  • Leave the bag to steep inside the cup for about 4-5 minutes and then take it out.
  • That’s it, your cup of coffee is ready without creating any mess in the kitchen.

5. Cold Brew Filter

The Cold Brew Filter method is definitely for those who are craving for coffee as it takes a little longer than usual to brew. However, it is going to be worth it after all the efforts you put into making it.

  • Take a jar or cup and put your ground coffee in it. And, pour the desired amount of water into the jar. We are not going to use boiling water here.
  • Let the coffee settle in there for 5 minutes and stir it occasionally as well.
  • Cover the jar with a lid and leave it like that for almost 12 hours.
  • Now, pin a towel to the rim of the cup, or you can also use a fine and thin strainer if you have one. And, pour the coffee from the jar into the cup. Enjoy!


These are some of the best and cool methods of brewing coffee that everyone should try out, even if the coffee maker is perfectly fine. We personally enjoy making our own coffee in various ways and keep on trying something new.

We hope you will also try out these methods of brewing coffee without using a coffee maker as all these methods are pretty easy and anyone can do it on their own without anybody’s help. If you research it more, we are sure you will be able to find plenty of other ways too, but these were some of the best ones according to us.

So, in case any of these methods helped you to kill your craving for coffee, do let us know which coffee did you try out to make. Also, you can share your tricks of brewing coffee in the comments section below. We would feel glad to know.

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