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How to Make Coffee in an Old Fashioned Drip Pot?

If you’re a coffee lover, you want to enjoy your brew the first thing when you wake up. Now you’ve visited a friend, and the only way to brew some coffee is to use an old-fashioned drip pot. No buttons or infographics that you can make use of.

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You don’t have to panic. While using an old-fashioned drip pot to make your coffee may not seem like the most exciting thing to do, the good news is that you can do this with just some simple steps.

Usually, old-fashioned drip pots similarly make your coffee as newer drip coffee makers. They use gravity to pull the brewing water through the coffee beans.

The only downside of the old-fashioned drip pots method is that you may have to boil the brewing water yourself. This article will take you through how to make coffee in an old-fashioned drip pot. Let’s begin!


How to Make Coffee in an Old Fashioned Drip Pot

While newer drip coffee makers are customized to make your work easy, the old-fashioned drip pots aren’t customized. Therefore, you’ll find that you have to control most of the things such as how long your coffee brews, the temperature of your brewing water, the grind of the coffee beans as well as the coffee grounds to water ratio.

Before brewing your coffee using an old-fashioned drip pot, it’s important to note that a coffee pot is usually 5 ounces while a cup of coffee is 8 ounces. Therefore, an eight-cup capacity coffee pot will brew 40 ounces of coffee or roughly 5 cups of coffee. Equally important, if you want to brew 10 cups of coffee, you’ll use 50 ounces of brewing water.

Here’s how to make coffee in an old-fashioned drip pot:

  1. Grind the coffee beans to medium coffee grind consistency that resembles kosher salt. A coarse grind takes about 10 seconds while a medium grind takes about 15 seconds.
  2. Measure your coffee grounds and brewing water. Keep in mind that 2 tablespoons of ground coffee should be used for every 8 ounces of water. Therefore, if you want to brew eight cups of coffee, use 10 tablespoons of coffee grounds and 40 ounces of water.
  3. Put the coffee grounds in the holder that’s on top of the old-fashioned drip pot.
  4. Boil enough water for the cups of coffee you intend to brew. Then allow it to sit for a moment to lower the temperature.
  5. Add the water to the top of the old-fashioned drip pot. The brewing water will pass through the coffee grounds and collect into the pot holder that’s below.
  6. Allow the brew to steep for 5 minutes. The longer the steeping time, the thicker the cup of coffee.

The brewing water temperature is important for a nice brew. Therefore, begin by boiling the water in a kettle, then allow it to sit for a moment to lower the temperature by a degree or three.