Homemade zero waste filter coffee ☕️

Though I don’t drink coffee I do love the aroma of fresh ground coffee powder. Btw my hubby starts his day with a strong cup of coffee ☕️ <though he drinks only 1 cup a day, he likes it real strong>. All these days I was using the instant coffee powder. But when ever I crossed the – coffee day’s fresh & ground store, I was very much temped to buy it and moreover fresh ground coffee powder can be bought unpacked, for those who aren’t aware of, I am very much inspired by Bea Johnson the pioneer of zerowaste movement, author & founder of zerowastehome,..<Btw even while buying instant coffee powder I always used to opt for the ones packed in glass jars and reuse them later as spice jars and now I don’t need more as my spice rack is full.>

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Ingredients for 1C of coffee:

  • 1-2 tsp of fresh ground coffee powder
  • 3/4C organic whole milk
  • 1/4C water
  • 1tsp organic sugar <or according to taste>

How to prepare the coffee decoction?

  • Take a stainless steel coffee filter,  it consists of 2 cylindrical vessel – bottom one for collecting brewed coffee decoction and the top one with perforated holes for adding ground coffee powder, pressing disk and a lid.

  • Add in 2-3 tsp of fresh ground coffee powder into the top cylinder with small holes.

  • Tap once and using the pressing disk press tight.

  • Instantly boil water using and electric kettle and pour slowly into the top cylinder of the coffee filter.
  • Cover the lid and leave it undisturbed for 10 minutes.

  • The decoction would have collected at the bottom cylinder of the coffee filter. <Btw don’t discard the left over coffee powder instead put it in your compost bin or directly add to the soil. It’s a good  manure for the plants! Isn’t this absolutely zero waste?!>

How to prepare filter coffee?

  • Boil 3/4C of milk.
  • When it comes to boil add in sugar.
  • Add 1/4C of coffee decoction.
  • Pour into the tumbler & then to the dabara and mix once for a frothy filter coffee!

Hmm every mornings I am enjoying the aroma and my hubby the coffee 😉 and bonus is that it a complete zero waste affair – no package involved & no trash left!!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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