How to make coffee – The simplest way

Many people like to start the day with a fresh mug of coffee and I am one of them! It does not matter what time of the day it is, a hot coffee is always welcome. This is why I have chosen to start this blog pretty much the same way I start every day: with the simplest and delicious way to make coffee.

You can search on the internet about brewing the perfect coffee, the golden ratio between coffee and water, scales, kettles, but reality is, everyone has a different taste: some like stronger, some lighter, some like it black, some with milk and sugar and the list goes on. My mom used to make filtered coffee stronger than espresso, so, your taste is what is going to define the best coffee for you!

How I like my coffee!
My mom’s ratio for making coffee

How I make coffee at home is very simple and does not require any fancy equipment besides some sort of coffee maker, a measuring cup and spoon, so you can always make the coffee taste the same. Here’s the recipe for making coffee the simplest way, using a manual coffee maker.

What you need

  • Kettle
  • Manual or electric coffee maker
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Plan ahead

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Portions: 8 cups of 125 ml, approximately


Water1000ml4 cupsBoil the water.
You may want to boil a little more because some water can evaporate.
Ground coffee100ml6 or 7 TbspPlace the ground coffee in the coffee maker. Use a filter, if needed.
Pour the hot water over the ground coffee, slowly and carefully, until it is 3/4 full.
Let it brew.
Keep pouring the remaining of the hot water from the sides, pushing down as much coffee as you can.
Stop when it is 3/4 full and let it brew.
Repeat until the water finishes.

If you are using an electric coffee maker, it does most of the job for you. I highly recommend you read its user’s manual to understand its features and how to operate it safely. Then, simply measure the water, the ground coffee and turn it on.

You can adjust the amount of ground for your taste, depending on the coffee roast or brand. It is that simple! I hope you enjoy your mug of hot, fresh coffee and see you in the next post.

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