Hey, Frank! Can I use your coffee in my Mr. Coffee maker? Sure, but you may want to finagle a richer brew out substandard equipment.
The problem is that drip makers don’t reach the proper water temperature of 195-205 degrees. If you’re lucky, the temperature will reach 170-180 degrees. In addition, most drip makers don’t fully soak the grounds in the brew basket. Therefore, drip makers, without any intervention, brew a weak, uninspired cup of coffee. However, if you follow my advice, you’ll enhance the potential flavor notes, body, and mouthfeel of your coffee.
1. Place the required amount of coffee in your brew basket.
2. Soak the coffee in the filter, in the basket, completely with hot water for 1 minute.
3. Place the brew basket in the drip machine. Push the brew button.
The result will be a better extracted cup of coffee. And…if you have a few extra dollars in your pocket, give your Mr. Coffee away to a needy individual and buy a French Press. It’s the easiest way to brew coffee and truly the best way.