The minimal equipment brew


If you are new to brewing coffee or don’t have any equipment at home, you can try using a Channi (tea strainer) to make an easy, quick cup of coffee with minimum effort. 


Minimum Equipment

  • Strainer
  • Spoon
  • Kettle
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Container
  • Cup

Optimal Equipment

  • Muslin Cloth
  • Scale
  • Thermometer
 Grind Size Coffee Water Ratio Roast Total Brewing Time
Medium - Coarse 1:10 Light or Medium or Dark 3 - 4 minutes


  • Coffee: 20 g
  • Water : 200 ML
  • Makes  1 Cup of Coffee


Step 1 - MEASURE

Add about 1.25 tablespoon of coarsely ground coffee to a container. 


Place a paper filter with the 3-ply section facing the spout. Rinse the filter with hot water & discard water.

Step 3 - STEEP

Let it sit for 4 minutes. Steeping time varies based on the roast used.

Step 4 - STIR

Stir 10 times, after breaking up the crust on top 

Step 5 - STIR

Strain into a cup & serve 

Step 6 - SERVE

Add more hot water, or milk to your liking

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Brewing Tips

  • For light to medium roasts, brew for 4 minutes.
  • For medium dark to dark roasts, use a 3:30 minute brew time.
  • For very dark roasts, use less than 3:30 minutes.
  • To prevent coffee fines from entering your cup, wrap a thin cotton cloth around the strainer before pouring out the brewed coffee.
  • Alternatively you can use a coarser grind
  • If your coffee is too bitter, shorten the brewing time 
  • If your coffee is sour or salty, increase the brewing time slightly.
  • If your coffee is too watery or lacks flavour, add more coffee powder during the brewing process