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.
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.
A coffee can scoop holds about 10 grams of 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 theofficial 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.
After 3 minutes, lift the Coffee Sock out of the mug.
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.