I'm looking for a quick/easy way to brew coffee in small servings, usually one cup. However I am looking to make no waste (except for the used coffee grinds). Is it possible to use a teapot like this one to brew? Maybe similar to a pour over method.

I have a grinder for beans, and I have a french press (but am looking for an alternative).


You can always try a mesh pour over like this one.

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Also teapot like the one you described seems like it would work as well will coarser grinds (like the one needed for a french press) but like a french press leaving the grinds for too long will result in an overextracted bitter coffee. But keeping that in mind, it seems totally usable.

Hope this is helpful

  • Never knew there was something like that. I’ve only seen the ceramic ones that you still need a paper filter for. My issue is I’ve heard that This method can be very slow. I’m looking for a way to brew coffee in the morning before work when i don’t have that much time. How fast would something like this be?
    – Zip Zap J
    Nov 12 '17 at 14:47
  • @ZipZapJ I would presume as much time as it takes to make a standard pour over Nov 12 '17 at 18:22
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    As with paper filters, you want to adjust your grind size and pour to achieve your desired time. For most, this is somewhere between 2-3 minutes. So it is, in fact, quite fast.
    – Chris
    Dec 2 '17 at 17:32
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    @InstantCoffeeJedi bought the stainless steel dripper from osaka. Some of the easiest and best coffee Ive made! Thanks
    – Zip Zap J
    Dec 7 '17 at 20:15

In my opinion this calls for an AeroPress and a stainless steel filter disk. You will have zero waste, the AeroPress lasts forever due to the high quality plastic and with the steel filter you get a nice, full bodied cup of coffee.

Alternatively you could use the already mentioned steel mesh dripper. However I think for one cup of coffee the AeroPress is the way to go, also because the brewing time is a little bit less than for a drip coffee. Not that the difference would be huge though.

  • Hey thanks! Looked in to the aeropress and it looks great, but im on a budget. So i purchased a stainless steel pour over and it’s amazing!
    – Zip Zap J
    Dec 7 '17 at 20:16

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