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Old 10-11-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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We have a furnished apartment that came with this coffee maker, it's just a carafe with a metal filter insert.

Obviously I can make coffee by putting the grounds in the insert then slowly pouring hot water through it, but the process sucks. The insert fills to the top with liquid quickly so to avoid overflow I've got to hover this pitcher of hot water slowly drizzling water into it. I look ridiculous too because the water pot gets heavy so I'm using one arm with elbow on table to support the other arm that is doing the dripping.

Curious = is there a better way with this thing? Am I completely missing something?



We're here five more months so if I have to I'll go buy a new coffee maker, but they are kind of expensive around here so I'd prefer that there is some revelation or trick that I'm not getting.


Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Buy a paper filter for the insert.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That's a hassle.

You can buy a 12 cup electric coffee maker on Amazon Prime for $29. I sure as heck would do that.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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Hmm Foodluvr you might be on to something. However I only have an electric stove, and putting that glass coffee pot directly on the stove seems questionable. I guess I could make a double boiler with another pot but then the hassle factor is approaching my current method.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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We have a furnished apartment that came with this coffee maker, it's just a carafe with a metal filter insert.

Obviously I can make coffee by putting the grounds in the insert then slowly pouring hot water through it, but the process sucks. The insert fills to the top with liquid quickly so to avoid overflow I've got to hover this pitcher of hot water slowly drizzling water into it. I look ridiculous too because the water pot gets heavy so I'm using one arm with elbow on table to support the other arm that is doing the dripping.

Curious = is there a better way with this thing? Am I completely missing something?



We're here five more months so if I have to I'll go buy a new coffee maker, but they are kind of expensive around here so I'd prefer that there is some revelation or trick that I'm not getting.


Thanks in advance for the help!
Where are you that you cannot get a basic, no frills coffeemaker for about $10 to $15?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...yABEgKTbvD_BwE
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:56 PM
 
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We're in Thailand.

Lots of stuff is cheap here, but small kitchen appliances are often the exception. Coffee shops are more popular now than ten years ago but it still isn't a brew-at-home coffee culture. We're also not permanent residents just here hanging out until spring in a furnished condo, we move around a lot so have developed a habit of avoiding spending on stuff that we can't take with us. Within reason

I suspect I'll end up just going to the big Tesco and buying an overpriced coffee maker. I had some hope that there was an easy way with thing, and I'll probably experiment with the steeping suggestion.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:57 PM
 
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Hmm Foodluvr you might be on to something. However I only have an electric stove, and putting that glass coffee pot directly on the stove seems questionable. I guess I could make a double boiler with another pot but then the hassle factor is approaching my current method.
Pots that work that way, stovetop or electric, generally have a central hollow stem for the water to go through to spill over into the coffee. I don't think that'll work with the pot you have.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:14 AM
 
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Are you sure that's a coffee pot? It looks like a teapot. I use a French press and drink mostly cold brew coffee so I would use that pot for cold brew, but if you want hot coffee and don't want to spend a lot of money, maybe but a French press or a small plastic pour over cone (https://www.amazon.com/Bundle-Melitt...+pourover+cone)
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:24 AM
 
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No, I'm not sure it's a coffee pot and you're right could be a tea pot.

It does make decent coffee though, as long as you're willing to dribble water into it over a five minute period.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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Can you ask your land lord, a neighbor, .... How expensive are Melitta filters to use on top of the glass pot?
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