Using the “Coffee Sock” as a Coffee Filter

BREWING COFFEE WITH THE COFFEE SOCK

COTTON COFFEE SOCK

  • Simple to use
  • 100% pure cotton
  • Great tasting full bodied coffee
  • Reuseable & eco friendly
  • Absorbs coffee oils (the more you use it the better it tastes!)
  • Filters ground coffee better than a plunger without the complexity, cost or mess
  • Portable and lightweight – ideal for travelling, camping and hiking
  • Can also be used for great tasting tea
[During the] summer I received what has to be the most simple coffee brewing method I’ve ever seen. It is a sock attached to a wire. Not just any sock though. The Coffee Sock is a tight knitted sock that is perfect for coffee brewing.

#1 PLACE COFFEE SOCK INTO MUG

This brewing method is similar to making loose leaf tea with an in mug filter.
Coffee sock in mug on scales
Place the Coffee Sock into the empty mug.

#2 ADD GROUND COFFEE

I am getting good results using a drip ground. My base line brewing ratio is 17 to 1 (17 grams water per 1 gram of coffee). Since you will be making one mug of coffee at a time, figure out how many ounces or grams your mug holds and do some basic math.

I use a kitchen scale, but you could just follow this basic rule.

A 12 ounce mug of coffee is 340 grams.

  • Divide 340 by 17 and you get 20 grams of coffee.
  • That little scoop that comes in a can of coffee holds 10 grams.
  • So 2 scoops per 12 ounce mug.
  • If you have a 16 ounce mug, add another 1/2 a scoop.
  • If you have an 8 ounce mug, subtract 1/2 a scoop.
coffee scoop
A coffee can scoop holds about 10 grams of coffee.
Coffee sock with ground coffee

Add ground coffee inside the Coffee Sock.

#3 ADD HOT WATER

Bring water to a boil and then let it cool for 10-30 seconds to bring the temperature down a bit. Fill the coffee sock slowly. After adding water, if you notice any clumps of coffee not making contact with water, use a spoon or a chopstick to break them apart. You want all the coffee grounds making contact with water.

#4 WAIT ABOUT 3 MINUTES

On the official site (this site!), they use a 2 minute brew time. I got better results with a 3 minute brew time. Experiment. Use what works best for you.

#5 REMOVE THE SOCK FILTER AND SERVE

Remove the filter and the coffee is ready to drink.
coffee sock

After 3 minutes, lift the Coffee Sock out of the mug. 

coffee sock coffee is ready

The coffee is ready!

#6 CLEAN UP

Let the filter cool a bit before emptying the grounds into the trash or compost. Turn it inside out and give it a rinse. Set it aside to dry so it is ready for the next use.

Please see the original post and his blog here – http://ineedcoffee.com/brewing-coffee-coffee-sock/

13 thoughts on “Using the “Coffee Sock” as a Coffee Filter

    1. No you were not way off. I love your use of a coffee, Coffee shops that I am familiar with, are still using the standard pour over. Thanks for getting back. Have a rewarding day.☕️☕️☕️☕️

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