My Dad makes the best coffee and he has always used a Melitta manual drip cone filter. I finally managed to track one down yesterday when I was out looking for a new coffee grinder (my old blade grinder bit the dust this week and I was more than happy to replace it with a Krups burr grinder – so nice and easy). Naturally, I called my Dad to get his instructions on how to brew my first cup in my new caffeine set-up.
- Grind the Beans: Set the grinder to the finest drip grind (but not as fine as the espresso grind) and grind the amount of beans that you need. I set my grinder to the 6 cup setting and ended up with enough coffee for two big mugs with a little left over.
- Fill the Filter and Boil Water: Place a filter in the cone and pour the ground coffee into the filter. Fill the kettle with water and boil.
- First Pour: Pour the water into the cone up to the top of the filter. Stir the grounds around and scrape off the sides while the water is filtering through.
- Second Pour: Once the first pour has filtered, pour the rest of the water (using a rough measurement to make sure that you have the correct bean to water ratio) right into the center of the grounds.
- Drink: When the cone has stopped drinking, remove the filter and pour the freshly ground coffee into your mug. I like to add a bit of 1% milk. Drink and enjoy! Refill!