Coffee grounds, coffee beans, and a cup of coffee
The Way To Brew A Simple Cup Of Coffee On The Stovetop
Grind The Beans
Grind up your coffee beans before you start brewing. You’ll increase the surface area, which gives the water more access to your delicious, caffeine-packed beans.
How Much You Want
Figure out how much coffee you want to make — 8 to 12 ounces of water works for a single serving. Slightly adjust the water amount to accommodate for evaporation.
Adjust The Strength
Decide how strong you want the coffee to be. For a 12-ounce cup, 2 to 3 tablespoons of grounds is a good baseline. However, adjust according to your tastes.
What You Need
To start, get a saucepan, a spoon, coffee beans, water, and a coffee mug. A fine mesh strainer that can fit over your mug will help keep the coffee grounds out of it.
Heat The Water
Heat the water on the stove to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit to get less of an acidic bite and to ensure that the beans won’t steep too fast.
Add The Grounds
Heat the water on the stove before adding the coffee grounds and any other ingredients that you may want, including sugar, cinnamon, or baking soda.
Stir And Brew
Brew the coffee for four to five minutes. You can stir the coffee the entire time it’s brewing, only stir it a little while it’s brewing, or don’t stir it at all.
Strain The Coffee
Pour the brew over a fine mesh strainer into a coffee mug, or just pour the brew slowly and carefully into a mug to avoid grounds getting in it. Enjoy your coffee!