Purrfect Morning Coffee

Using whole coffee beans will transform you coffee experience!
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins
Servings: 1
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Think grinding your own coffee beans isn't worth the work? If you love coffee, it definitely is. I also like to think of it as a wonderful morning ritual. Slow down, grind some beans, and inhale the aromas of freshly ground coffee beans. You'll love it, trust me!

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    • Set up your coffee rig: I use a large mason jar because it is heat proof. Use some clips, or an elastic band to secure your coffee filter around top of the jar. Most filters will need to be folded a little to fit. Add ground coffee into filter over jar. 
    • Boil water. Leave water simmering on the stove as you proceed to the next step.
    • Using a measuring cup, or large spoon, slowly pour water over coffee grounds. Use one spoonful of water at a time, allow the first 2 spoonfuls of the water to drip through completely before adding the third. As you are pouring the water, be sure to saturate all of the coffee grounds. this is a slow process, 3 minutes or so to pour all of your water through your coffee beans.
    Use less coffee grounds if you don't like very very strong coffee. For a regular strength cup, use HALF of a 1/3 cup of grounds.


The hand coffee grinder I use is from Roswell Woodworking. I have used it for almost a decade, and hand grinding some beans every morning has become a relaxing routine for me. I recommend getting a hand grinder- no one wants to hear the sound of a loud electric coffee grinder first thing in the morning!​

  • It is tough to estimate exactly the measurement of coffee beans you will need to get 1/3 cup of grounds, because every grinder will grind beans to a different volume. 

  • You will experiment and find out what you like. if you like coffee that is not as strong, use less than 1/3 cup of ground beans. alternatively, as you are pouring the boiling water over the grinds, You can see the depth of color, very dark means very strong. You can always add more water to decrease the coffee's strength!

  • I don't use stainless steel reusable coffee filters. Paper coffee filters will filter out oils from the coffee that stainless steel filters will not. I also find that metal filters make the coffee taste more acidic. 

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