How to use glass coffee maker?

Welcome, dear reader! Have you ever gazed admiringly at your local barista creating latte art and thought, “Hey, I can do that!” only to return home and stare blankly at your coffee maker? Fear not – this guide is here to help you achieve the perfect cup of joe without screaming in frustration or hyperventilating from caffeine withdrawal. Strap on your apron, grab some beans (caffeinated or decaf; we won’t judge), and let’s dive into the world of glass coffee makers!

What is a Glass Coffee Maker?

Haven’t got one yet? No problem! Think of a glass coffee maker as a fancy vessel with the sole purpose of bringing you delicious filtered coffee without having to resort to instant granules. Not only does it look great on any kitchen counter, but it also elevates your mornings from groggy zombie mode to perkier-than-a-puppy-in-a-ball-factory.

The Pros (and Cons) of Using a Glass Coffee Maker

You might be thinking: why invest in an elaborate contraption when there are simpler options out there? Well hold onto your hats because these perks will make putting effort into making good coffee worth it:


  • No paper filters needed!
  • You have more control over how hot the water used will be.
  • Potentially cheaper than other brewing methods.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Reusable filter prevents waste.

But where there are pros…there must also be cons!


  • Takes longer than instant granules due to all those manual steps.
  • Limited size can mean multiple batches if catering for large groups.
  • Subjective taste preference may vary between people.

In conclusion – while owning a glass coffeemaker may not suit everyone’s lifestyle choices,it definitely has upsides that could convert even instant-granule lovers.

How to Use a Glass Coffee Maker

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for: the how-to! Gather around as we guide you through this coffee-based journey.

Equipment needed:

  • A glass coffee maker
  • Freshly ground coffee beans
  • Hot water (temperature preference is subjective)
  • Cup or mug
  • Spoon (preferably non-metallic)


  1. Clean your machine with warm water and mild soap.
  2. Rinse thoroughly before making good use of it.
  3. Boil enough water to fill up the carafe based on number of cups intended you rebel contrary to instruction manual.

Note: If this is your first time brewing, make sure that there are no stones or foreign objects which could have entered while being transported from factory.

Step One: Ground Work

  1. Grind your fresh beans according to personal taste (warning: mediocre quality/old beans might not go well with weak stomachs).
  2. For every cup of water used, measure one tablespoon per serving – if unsure whether quantity will work out as desired, always refer to manufacturer’s recommendation chart within included instructions pamphlet situated in packaging(on top shelf above fridge) .
  3. Pour grounds into filter basket located at the topmost part of coffeemaker(not dishwasher-safe)

Blimey! That was so simple even an alien life form can do it…

Step two : Fill It Up!

1.Tilt glass carafe and slowly pour hot water (with caution) over freshly grounded coffee until there’s sufficient amount – remembering each ratio measured beforehand especially when using more than one serving size.

“OH NO!!!” you scream… “What did I do wrong?” Chillax like Tequila Sunrise because overflowing caused by forgettingto match cup(s) count may happen during our rookie phase but it comes with no consequences just yet!

Step Three: Wait for the Magic to Happen

  1. Tightly fasten basket firmly onto machine and place glass carafe properly beneath its spout.
  2. Flip horse switch located at bottom of glass container and wait for approximately 5 minutes although you might feel like eternity jumped in after a few seconds.

Now, while gravity works its magic and not-so-patiently await your caffeine-buzz inducing beverage greatness; why not check out some highly-recommended brew-enhancing techniques?

Technique One: Add Spices to Your Grounds

  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Nutmeg (I’m drooling already!)

Below are ratios based on personal preference:

Ground Coffee Amount Ratios
3 tablespoons (1/2 tsp) cinnamon + (1 tbsp) cocoa powder
6 tablespoons (1 tsp) nutmeg

Pro tip: experiment with spices according to taste buds or mood – take this opportunity to put your inner mixologist into action!

Technique Two: Use Cold Water To Fill The Carafe And Preheat Glass Coffee Maker.

This technique would require adding ice eventually before consuming so prepare accordingly!

Fill the carafe with cold water then proceed:

For best effect Prepare as follow
Preheating only Place pot squarely on
element and turn on switch without coffee grounds. Close the lid securely oil each side of filter basket instead of spraying evenly over grind.-Result achieved :Cleaner brewed coffee due to even distribution of heat throughout brewing process via conduction(Didn’t that sound all scientific-y?) .

To sum up this section – do whatever tickles your fancy (or nostalgia) when inserting spice into making postulations but remember… everything in moderation!

Step Four; Enjoy Your Brew

  1. Pour yourself a cup of that liquid gold and savour each sip.
  2. For any extra remaining coffee, transfer into an insulated jug to keep them hot temperature but note it starts to decant after 30 mins on warmer surface.

And there you have it – your guide in becoming an at-home barista! Congratulations being now fully equipped with knowledge on how not to screw up making coffeemaker like I did… some points even made so hard that pro’s might get jealous (fist bumps all around)! Wherever this journey takes us, remember: good things come to those who brew (or wait).

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