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Step By Step How to Make Coffee

Every coffee lover wants to have the best-tasting coffee. Many coffee lovers have a favorite coffee shop or café where they go to have their favorite coffee. Others prefer brewing coffee at home. Regardless of your situation, it will help you to know how to make tasty coffee at home. Whether you are using an automatic or manual coffee maker, or you do not have a coffee maker at all, we will show you how to make coffee in a few, simple steps.

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Step by Step How to Make Coffee with an Automatic Coffee Maker

  • Automatic coffee maker
  • Ground coffee
  • Water
  • Creamer (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)

Step 1- Place a coffee filter in the filter basket.

Step 2- Measure out 4 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee. This will make 8 cups of coffee. You may adjust the ratio depending on the number of cups of coffee you want to make.

Step 3- Add the coffee grounds to the filter basket. Spread out the coffee grounds evenly with a spoon.

Step 4- Add water to the coffee pot of your coffee machine. Fill water up to the 8th line for 8 cups.

Step 5- Put the coffee pot in place on the coffee maker.

Step 6- Turn on your coffee pot. Select the options you want such as regular coffee or strong coffee or depending on the model of your coffee maker. Press the start button. Wait for the brewing cycle to complete.

Step 7- Serve your ready coffee.

Step by Step How to Make Coffee with a Manual Coffee Maker

If you do not have an automatic coffee maker, you can still make tasty coffee with a manual coffee maker. Although there are several types of manual coffee makers, here is the general process of brewing a well-balanced cup of morning coffee with a manual coffee maker.

Step 1– Put a coffee filter in the filter basket of your manual coffee maker.

Step 2– Boil water and allow it to sit away from the stove for about a minute. Pour some of the hot water into the filter to soak it completely. Allow it to drain the water into the coffee pot or mug below. Discard the water.

Step 3– Measure enough coffee grounds. Put them in the wet coffee filter.

Step 4– Pour some of the hot water over the grounds.

Step 5– Allow the water to soak the grounds and drain extracted coffee into the coffee mug or cup below. Then pour the rest of the hot water over the grounds.

Step 6– Allow the water to finish draining into the coffee pot or cup. Your brew is ready to serve.

Step by Step How to Make Coffee without a Coffee Maker

If you do not have a coffee maker at all, you can still brew coffee. All you need is a saucepan or Mason jar, ground coffee, water, and a heat source. Here is how to brew coffee without an electric or manual coffee maker:

Method 1- Using a Saucepan to Make Coffee 

  • Add coffee grounds and water to a saucepan. Use the standard ratio of 1 gram of ground coffee for every 17 grams of water.
  • Place the saucepan on a heat source such as a stovetop. Set the heat to medium-high and allow the coffee to boil while stirring occasionally. Boil the coffee for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the coffee from the heat. Let it sit for about 4 minutes.
  • Place a coffee filter or fine-mesh sieve on a coffee mug. Pour out the coffee from the saucepan and strain it into the waiting mug. Enjoy your hot coffee.

Method 2- Using a Mason jar to Make Coffee

  • Place a clean cotton cloth or handkerchief on the mouth of a Mason jar. You can use a strong rubber band or clips to secure the cloth in place. Allow the cloth to dip a little into the jar such that it forms a pouch shape.
  • Scoop ground coffee enough to brew 1 cup of coffee. Add the ground coffee into the cloth pouch.
  • Boil 1 cup of water and set it aside for a few seconds.
  • Wet the grounds with some hot water.
  • Slowly pour the remaining hot water over the wet grounds.
  • Remove the cloth and transfer your brew into a cup. Enjoy your coffee.



Making coffee at home is an art. At first, it may seem a little challenging. However, you can make tasty coffee at home by following the above guide. Whether you have bought a manual or an automatic coffee maker, or you do not have a coffee maker due to budget constraints, we have shown you a method that can work for you. Thus, you have no excuse for not enjoying coffee made at home.