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 Post subject: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:35 am 
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I'm a life long non-coffee drinker.

I have a friend who stays over often who isn't funcitonal until she has had her morning coffee.

I have limited counter and cabinet space, so I bought an aeropress. It makes great tasting coffee but it doesn't produce tha much coffee in one batch. My friend needs enough to fill a tall mug ( 3 8 ounce cups/24 fluid ounces ).

Can anyone recommend a coffee making device that will do that, but take up very, very, little space?

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:55 am 
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A simple cafetiere would do ya. Pour in water and plunge. Doesn't take up more room than a large mug.

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:03 am 
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Years ago I used to use a Melitta pour over similar to this:

https://shoponline.melitta.com/product/64008/COFFMKRSPROVER

All you need is that or a similar single pour over filter, appropriate coffee filters (#2) and a pot or kettle to boil water in, which you likely have already. Easy peasy and doesn't take up much space.

I'd just pop it on top of one of the Fiestaware jumbo mugs (18 oz) and it worked fine. I've even made coffee for my sweetheart and I (36 oz) using the same grounds (sacrilege!) and that filter and it was fine. I use a chemex now when making coffee for both of us but am thinking about getting a new single pour over in not-plastic for making coffee for one.


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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:11 am 
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I agree, either a cafetiere or a pour-over device would probably work best. I have a rather large cafetiere (32oz) but I've seen smaller ones for single cups. I've also seen ones that are a press and travel mug in one, but it doesn't sound like that would be necessary. I also have a small Bialetti stovetop espresso maker (they come in varying sizes). It doesn't make much, but as it's espresso it can be added to hot water or milk to make a standard-strength drink.

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:14 am 
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Oh yeah, another option is to make cold-brew coffee in just about any receptacle overnight in your fridge, then strain in the morning. Your friend could then drink it cold or heat it up depending on her preference.

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:35 am 
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i have a french press that makes 4 mugs of coffee! it stores on my middle pantry shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:00 pm 
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Personally, I'd get a pour-over coffee maker. If you're looking to make one 24 oz cup, I think a #4 size would be about right. #2 might be a bit small. #6 would work too. I like porcelain pour-over brewers since I worry about plastics leaching stuff into my coffee, but if you want something that takes up as little storage space as possible, they make collapsible pour over brewers (like this).


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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:15 pm 
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Another vote for pour over. I store mine stacked on top of the can of coffee, so it takes up no extra space.


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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:40 pm 
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starbucks VIA packets are decent and don't require anything other than hot water

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 Post subject: Re: Making coffee in limited space
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:46 pm 
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If instant is an option, this is my favorite brand: http://internaturalfoods.com/brands/mounthagen.html

It tastes closest to a brewed cup to me and makes camping trips much happier.


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