I work at at tech company in Burlington, MA and because of E. Coli found in the water, there is currently a water ban.
This means, no coffee. I've heard the local Panera and Dunkin Donuts is sold out.
I became really desperate for my caffeine fix this morning, so, I made my own temporary coffee maker using the bottled water and paper cups the company provided.
First - Boil the bottled Water (no picture needed).
The hotter the better the brew - I put mine in for 5 min.
Second - Build your apparatus;
I found the smaller a fewer the holes is better - the water drips slower and gets a better brew.
Put the coffee grounds in a filter, and then place the filter in the cup with holes in the bottom. I tried putting the filter in the cup and pouring the grounds in - it just makes a mess and the grounds fall outside the filter.
The plastic stirs turned out to be too weak, so, I quickly substituted the knives which worked great.
Let it Drip!!
Now, you have a fresh, hot cup of coffee without E. Coli or a hunt for a coffee shop.