"Could we do it
in a cup without filters?"
1. Put a heaping teaspoon of ground
coffee in a round cup.
||2. Pour in
boiling water near inside edge of cup so the water
swirls in a circular motion. Stop pouring about
||3. The result
should be steam rising through a floating mass of
ground coffee beans.
||4. Allow the
ground coffee to steam for at least two minutes.
||5. Now pour hot
boiling water over the floating coffee beans in a
slow back and forth motion, left to right, right
to left, across the entire surface of the coffee.
You should be only using a trickle of hot water to
Most of the coffee grains will sink to the bottom
of the cup at this stage.
||6. The result
should be froth and bubbles covering the surface
of the coffee.
Let sit for a minute.
||7. Now pour in
your favourite dairy (or cold water if you like it
Pour it in on one side of the cup until you see it
rise to the surface on the other side of the cup
then STOP pouring in.
||8. The result
of adding your favourite dairy.
More of the coffee grains will start to sink to
the bottom of the cup, but not all, not yet.
||9. Here you can
see the last of the stubborn coffee grains
floating on the surface.
Wait and watch as they begin to swirl around and
slowly sink out of sight.
difference in temperature between the coffee and
the dairy you added will cause movement in the cup
and you can see the grains disappearing below the
surface. . . patience. . .
this picture to no. 9 and you can see what's
happening. . . patience. . .
swirling. . . patience. . .
||13. All the
grains have sunk to the bottom of the cup.
||14. Take a sip of
your coffee and see if you notice any coffee
grains in your mouth. You shouldn't.
How's the taste? Good eh?
Note: remember there is a teaspoon full of coffee
grains at the bottom of your cup so don't try to
take a last big gulp at the end. You'll get used
to the grains being there eventually.
The grains will rinse down the drain when you
clean your cup.