Any French Press coffee fans out there? Well, most French Press Coffee Makers often contain thin, brittle glass, and if you're anything like me, you've broken 1 or 3 or 4. So here's a great way to get French press coffee without having to buy (or keep replacing) an actual French Press.
All you need is a 2 cup glass measuring cup, a coffee mug and a plastic coffee filter (one that has the plastic up about 1 inch all the way around the bottom).
1. Microwave water in a microwave safe coffee mug (approx. 2-3 minutes, depending on the size of your mug)
2. Pour a scoop of ground coffee (more or less according to taste) into the measuring cup
3. Pour the hot water from your mug into the measuring cup and stir well. Let the coffee brew the same amount of time you would with your French Press, (around 5-10 minutes depending on how strong you like it)
4. Place the filter over your coffee mug and strain the brewed coffee through it
That's it! There's no need to "press" anything, because the press is merely used to keep the coffee grounds out of the coffee, not to actually brew the coffee.
Trust me, this method will make great coffee every time--and I've yet to break a measuring cup ... a nice plus! ;)