Forever in search of a better cup of coffee, I got a new gadget last week.
I first heard about the method in this post on Glenn’s blog To Simplify.
I have been using the Melitta cone in the GDB and blogged about it 2 years ago when I first ordered and experimented with it. It works well but, after using it on the road for over 100 mornings, I have to say it ain’t perfect.
The problem is that the boiled water is poured directly over the grounds and is filtered immediately into the cup. Naturally this makes for a weaker brew than anyone likes. I’ve been compensating by using probably 50% more coffee grounds than normal. Glenn had the same complaint.However, this product is designed so that the grounds actually steep before being filtered into the cup. Note: I ordered the small version – perfect for my customary 8 oz. cuppa. I tested it this past week and was pleased.
|Steep for 4 minutes|
The flavor is, not surprisingly, more robust than the Melitta's and requires less coffee. The new gizmo also meets the requirements of being easy to clean, easy to store, easy to use.
I guess this beats the plastic bin. I look forward to trying it out!