Still use this technique every day. Quick. Simple. And quick cleanup. Zero paper. Zero plastic. Zero cloth-like stuff to be cleaned.
And throughout the day the measuring cup and the strainer get used for other stuff. It's as if there is no "coffee maker" - there's just this MacGuyvered thing that works far better than any "coffee maker".
Frankly, I am a bit surprised that people still make coffee any other way.
- use the forlife filter because it can sit inside the measuring cup (no need to dirty the little dish). Also, the mesh is "just right" - it doesn't let the coffee through and it doesn't get plugged up.
For over ten years I have used the exact same measuring cup and the exact same filter. My guess is that they both have at least a hundred years of life ahead.
I also have been using this all this time. I also buy bulk roasted coffee and grind it fresh with stevia leaves I grow myself with cacao beans. Figure I am to old to start on underground tropical zone greenhouse for the coffee and cacao.
We make our coffee by bring 8 cups of water to boil- add 6 heaping teaspoons of ground coffee , lower flame. Definitely cowboy coffee. I play with bringing out different flavors in the coffee by playing with the temperature and the time that the coffee is left at that temperature. We are living in an 18 ft trailer after CA fire in 2020 so stove is crappy. One of these days I will take notes on my experiments. We use so much less coffee doing it this way and the coffee tastes better than Melina drip
I've used my glass French Press since about 1996. It's traveled with me back and forth as l lived in the US and Japan. But just one day after reading this post and the glass broke in the sink. Coincidence? I think not.
At least I've found a temporary use for the handle part of the press. I dug out my cloth coffee strainer (1 cup size) and now I can hang it over the press handle to drip without getting coffee all over the counter.
The best coffee I ever had was prepared by my sister's mother-in-law. She had an ancient aluminum perk pot that had lost its "innards" long ago. Undeterred, she filled it with 6 to 8 cups of water, boiled the water, turned off the heat, and added plain old store-bought ground coffee -- probably Hill's Brothers -- then gave it a stir. It'd foam up a bit, but eventually the grounds would get fully soaked and sink to the bottom. She waited until it was cool enough to pour. It was great tasting and the grounds stayed in the bottom of the pot.
It looks like Amazon and Stash Tea Company are engaging in a price war over the ForLife Tea Infuser. I picked up one from Stash Tea for $22.50 after shipping. Amazon has it for sale, but it is charging $26 after shipping. Either way, now is a great time to simplify your coffee making routine. I replaced my wife's failing five year old AeroPress, and she is very happy with it.