How to Brew Coffee with No Electricity

by admin on July 25, 2010

If you ever find yourself in a bind where you need to brew coffee without electricity, here are some helpful methods. Of course, this will not work if your power is out because you need to heat your water, but the use of a French Press will make it convenient and eco-friendly to brew your cup of Joe without the use of electricity.

Likewise, Bodum, the popular creators of the French Press, also offer a small coffee brewing device that is not a French Press, called the Café Solo. This is an interesting little coffee brewer that also does not require electricity, and it will create a single cup serving for your pleasure. To use this device, all you have to do is place 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds into the mesh filter basket. After that, you will place the water strainer on top of the mesh filter so that the coffee grounds are pressed between. After that, place the upper filter basket on the glass cup within the mechanism, and pour the water that has just finish boiling through the top filter basket and cover. All you have to do is allow a few minutes for this coffee to gently drip into the glass coffee cup, and you can enjoy the fresh coffee product directly out of the cup that it was brewed into!

Of course, the Café Solo is somewhat different than a Coffee Press, although it still uses drip brewing. But it is also beneficial because it uses a mesh filter and not paper filters so that the essential oils will not be removed in the brewing process. This is something that many people may want to use if they are in their office, especially if they have a water cooler with a hot water tap on it nearby. Within this method, you would not need electricity whatsoever, and all you would have to do is fill up the Café Solo with the hot water from the water cooler to have a quick and incredibly fresh cup of Joe at your desk.

Other than that, the French Press made available by Bodum comes in an infinite amount of models and styles. This will give you the capability to add hot water to coarse coffee grounds to allow them to steep for four minutes. After that is done, press the plunger down directly to remove the coffee grounds from your brewed coffee, and there you have it! You now have a delicious and fresh cup of Joe!

This type of coffee brewing method without electricity is helpful for anytime you are not at home with your drip brew coffee maker. In fact, if you are going on a camping trip or anything along those lines, you can use the Café Solo or the use of a Travel Press will allow you to make a speedy cup of coffee that you can drink even in the great outdoors.

Mark Ramos is a coffee geek. For a great selection in all things coffee, espresso machines and Pasquini Livia 90, check out The Coffee Bump.


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