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Four Coffee Brewing Methods For Impatient People

Do you just hate having to stand there and wait for your drip coffee pot to finish brewing in the morning? By the time it heats up and then finishes slowly dripping the hot water through the filter filled with coffee, you have to scramble to stir up your coffee and run out the door. Thankfully, there are other alternatives. Here are four quick coffee brewing methods for impatient people (or busy people who don't like waiting).

Keurig Coffee Makers

The Keurig Brewing System first became popular in the 2000s. These machines have a water reservoir and a special apparatus that forces hot water through a single pod. It only takes seconds to make a cup of coffee. Just touch a button to turn the machine on to warm up as you're doing other things around the kitchen. Within a few minutes, the water is hot, and then all you have to do is close the coffee pod compartment and set a mug beneath the machine. Your mug fills up with coffee in a few seconds!

You can buy k-cups, which are the pods for a Keurig coffee brewer, almost anywhere. They come in all sorts of flavors. Most of the big coffee brands sell k-cup versions of their products.

Coffee Bags

Coffee bags are perfect if you don't want to store a big coffee making machine in your home. Essentially, they are just like tea bags filled with coffee grounds. Several of the big coffee brands have begun making them, and if you cannot yet find they in your grocery store, specialty foods stores in the area are likely to carry them. 

To make coffee with a coffee bag, all you need to do is bring some water to a boil. Put a coffee bag into the mug, and pour in the boiling water. Wait about a minute -- maybe a little longer if you like strong coffee -- and then remove the coffee bag. Enjoy!


A pour over is kind of like a coffee bag, but not prefilled. You purchase a plastic or glass cone along with paper filters to go with it. To brew coffee, you place the cone over your mug, and place a filter inside of it. Fill the filter with 1 -2 tablespoons of ground coffee, and then pour in your water. It drops down through the filter and into your mug. This method is great if you're on a budget since the brewing cones only cost a few dollars.