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Erick Panger
(eggs) - MLife

Locale: Mid Life
My Coffee maker on 06/28/2011 05:25:56 MDT Print View

I think I finally have my perfect coffee making process.

I had been using these coffee pour though things from Anti Gravity Gear

I didn't think they were strong enough so would add two to one to make a cup of coffee. I never really like the via stuff.

I stumbled across small coffee filter. I did not realize they made them so small.

So when I saw the small filters it dawned on me that all I needed to do was make a filter holder.

I had some Ti foil and got to work cutting. Here is what I came up with

Packed up with about 6 filters

Open and ready for coffee
on cup

Front View

Side View

It weighs nothing on my postal scale (non-digital) with the 6 filters and the 3 clips.

I made a cup at home and was nice and strong. I can get about 3 or 4 tablespoons of coffee in there filter

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: My Coffee maker on 06/28/2011 08:29:38 MDT Print View

You can find in some shops and online those same tiny coffee filters that come prepunched on top with holes and a plastic chopstick that goes through, across your mug. You don't need a support besides it due to the small volume. We sold them for years when I ran an espresso shop.

Michael Oppegaard
(mike_o) - F

Locale: Coastal NC
Great Idea on 06/28/2011 09:18:59 MDT Print View

I've used the AGG coffee filters but I like this idea even better. Thanks for sharing, I know what I'm working on tonight.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
neat on 06/28/2011 09:31:37 MDT Print View

what a neat idea... thanks for sharing it.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
My coffee "maker" on 07/01/2011 20:47:28 MDT Print View

Great idea.

I use fillable tea bags for my home ground coffee of 4/5 decaf and 1/5 caffinated mixture. Works great. I scatter the used grounds & put the empty tea bags in my trash bag.

But I DO like the VIA coffee sometimes and the similar tubes of Taster's Choice instant is good for a change-of-pace.

Tim F
(kneebyter) - MLife

Locale: the depths of Hiking Hell (Iowa)
Coghlans filters on 07/01/2011 21:57:28 MDT Print View

I made something similar. Then I stopped taking a coffee cup and had to change my method.

Have you seen these?

-A fellow coffee snob

Erick Panger
(eggs) - MLife

Locale: Mid Life
Even better on 07/05/2011 07:50:43 MDT Print View

Thanks Tim for the link. Those look simpler

Tim F
(kneebyter) - MLife

Locale: the depths of Hiking Hell (Iowa)
Advantage: MYOG on 07/14/2011 21:07:44 MDT Print View

The big advantage yours has is that sits above the rim of the cup. These sit mostly down in the cup, so you have to lift them up when the coffee gets to the bottom of them.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
hmm on 07/14/2011 23:43:57 MDT Print View

ive tried something similar and each time the filter broke and coffee fell into my cup.. whats your secret?