Alternatives To Using a Keurig Coffee Maker


You really do not want a Keurig Coffee Maker. Is making coffee really that hard? I don't think so. If you are considering buying a Keurig Coffee Maker, please read this article. I have faith in you and I think you can handle a coffee brewing method that is both simple and one that will yield a much better tasting cup of coffee.

Coffee brewing in a nutshell is about putting hot water over coffee grounds. The size of the grounds varies as does the amount of contact the hot water has with the beans. It really isn't that much harder than slipping a pod into a Keurig. The big difference is when you take control of brewing your own coffee, you control the bean.

3 Coffee Brewing Alternatives to Using a Keurig Coffee Maker

1: A single cup ceramic filter

Put coffee into a paper filter. Set the filter in the ceramic holder over a mug. Pour hot water and wait. Very simple and much smaller footprint than the Keurig. And at less than $20, it is also much cheaper.

Cilio Porcelain No. 2 Filter Holder
Cilio Porcelain No. 2 Filter Holder (AMAZON.COM)

2: The French Press

You really can't go wrong with a french press. Even the cheapest grinder can make a coarse grind ideal for the press pot. If you need help, look over my tutorial Troubleshooting French Press Coffee.

Bodum Chambord Coffee Press
Bodum Chambord Coffee Press (AMAZON.COM)

3: The Aeropress

The Aeropress makes a great cup of coffee and a pretty decent espresso. Penny for penny it may be the best coffee brewer one can buy. For step by step guidance, read the AeroPress Coffee Maker Tutorial.

AeroPress coffee steep
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker (AMAZON.COM)

Making coffee isn't rocket science. There is no need to buy an expensive pod machine that promises ease and delivers mediocre coffee. Get one of the three alternate brewing methods listed in this article and take control of your own coffee brewing. You'll save money and your coffee will taste much better.

Published: May 2007, Last Modified: September 2011, Author Google+