Monday, March 28, 2011
Individual Coffee Bags | Family Economics
Last Christmas, my husband gifted me a new coffee maker that brews individual cups of coffee, one at a time using little pre-made coffee pods. Now with a surplus of standard coffee filters, I thought I could make some coffee packs to save a little money while traveling.
Here’s an easy way of creating little coffee bags for individual cups of coffee away from home.
Individual travel coffee bags
1. Press one coffee filter into the bottom of a ½ cup measuring scoop.
2. Spoon one to two tablespoons of fresh coffee grounds into filter.
3. Using dental floss, bakers twine or upholstery thread, cinch the protruding filter paper and tie the string into a knot.
4. Trim away extra filter paper beyond 1 inch of tie.
5. Store individual coffee packs in sealed Ziploc® Brand Bags to keep fresh.
6. Store with your camping gear, a few in your glove box and pack several when traveling.
Using the travel coffee bags
1. To make a fresh cup of coffee, use the packs like tea bags.
2. Place one in a coffee cup and cover with boiling water.
3. Allow to brew for several minutes.
4. Often you can request a cup of boiled water at no charge on airplanes and at the restaurant drive-thru.
5. Carefully remove coffee bag from cup just before drinking.