djrwho Senior Member Joined: 5 Nov 2011 Posts: 1 Location: Vancouver Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Nov 5, 2011, 1:23am Subject: Using loose leaf tea bags for filtering coffee
I was just experimenting with using a loose leaf tea bag for brewing coffee. Nourish Tea makes a tea bag design for filling with loose leaf tea. Overall, the bag is rectangular, about 3" x 7" when flat. The pouch section is 3" x 5 ". The open narrow end is designed to hang over the top of the mug and is also used as a handle. The bag probably holds up to about 3 or 4 tablespoons of coffee grinds, and is perfect for a single serving.
I just spoon in fairly coarse ground coffee into the bag, put the bag in my tall mug, and then poured hot water into the mug. I swirl the bag around occasionally, then pull it out after a few minutes. Really easy!
The result is pretty good -- something between a French press and a pour-over filter, with the benefit of easy clean-up.
I was wondering if anyone else tried something like this.
Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011, 10:37am Subject: Re: Using loose leaf tea bags for filtering coffee
Back in the 90's, Folgers and a couple competitor brands offered their ground coffee in a teabag as a single serve option. It's been done, apparently the market's wasn't big enough to continue the product more than a year or two. Whoops, I can still find it on the web!
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