I received an email recently from someone asking if I was still open for business and selling coffee socks. They informed me that my last blog post was back in 2015 and the date at the bottom of my website was 2014. This was obviously somewhat distressing to them and they wanted to check before they placed a order (fair enough).
My reply was a big yes!! We are still open for business!
Sales of coffee socks is pretty consistent (I sell about 4 or 5 per week). This is really just a small side hobby for me and could even be considered a service to those finding it hard to buy a coffee sock (like I did after I returned from living in Timor-Leste).
So I have updated the date on the bottom of my website to 2016 and I now even have a recent blog post!!
### This is a re-post from a coffee blog I like (especially because they featured one of my Coffee Socks!). Thanks to Michael Allen Smith and his site I Need Coffee.
Please see the original post and his blog here - http://ineedcoffee.com/brewing-coffee-coffee-sock/
This summer I received what has to be the most simple coffee brewing method I’ve ever seen. It is a sock attached to a wire. Not just any sock though. The Coffee Sock is a tight knitted sock that is perfect for coffee brewing.
I don’t go camping, but if I did this would be an ideal brewing method for someone wishing to keep their pack weight down. But you don’t need to step outside to use the brewer. I’ve been brewing with it in my own kitchen.
I found the coffee tasted closest to the Clever Dripper or a cleaner french press.
#1 Place Coffee Sock into Mug
This brewing method is similar to making loose leaf tea with an in mug filter.
Place the Coffee Sock into the empty mug.
#2 Add Ground Coffee
I am getting good results using a drip ground. My base line brewing ratio is 17 to 1 (17 grams water per 1 gram of coffee). Since you will be making one mug of coffee at a time, figure out how many ounces or grams your mug holds and do some basic math.
I use a kitchen scale, but you could just follow this basic rule.
A coffee can scoop holds about 10 grams of coffee.
Add ground coffee inside the Coffee Sock.
#3 Add Hot Water
Bring water to a boil and then let it cool for 10-30 seconds to bring the temperature down a bit. Fill the coffee sock slowly. After adding water, if you notice any clumps of coffee not making contact with water, use a spoon or a chopstick to break them apart. You want all the coffee grounds making contact with water.
#4 Wait About 3 Minutes
On the official site (this site!), they use a 2 minute brew time. I got better results with a 3 minute brew time. Experiment. Use what works best for you.
#5 Remove the Sock Filter and Serve
Remove the filter and the coffee is ready to drink.
After 3 minutes, lift the Coffee Sock out of the mug.
The coffee is ready!
#6 Clean Up
Let the filter cool a bit before emptying the grounds into the trash or compost. Turn it inside out and give it a rinse. Set it aside to dry so it is ready for the next use.
Coffee Sock Company – Official site with product FAQ.
Bonavita 1-Liter Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle – If you don’t have an electric kettle, this is an excellent model.
Disclosure: INeedCoffee received a Coffee Sock for this tutorial.
Thanks for those that have waited. We are back with fresh coffee socks to send to the world!
Like all coffee makers a day will come when the life of your coffee sock has come to the end. Now for me this day has come. I have been using the same coffee sock for about 5 months straight. I use it at least two times per day and it has done its job faithfully.
But now when I add the coffee and boiling water it takes FOREVER to come through the coffee sock. I thought it may have been my fault for not drying it right now, but no.
So after persisting for a week, I have come to terms that I will need to put my faithful friend to rest and start a relationship with a new coffee sock.
As promised we have new stock, in fact we have 108 cotton coffee socks ready for our customers. Be quick they sell fast.
Thank you very much to those that have waited.
It getting close now. I estimated it will be 2 to 3 weeks and we should have more Coffee Socks for sale. I didn't imagine they would be so popular. I of course love mine and use it every day (multiple times), but I wasn't sure if people would get it - but they do!
Anyway I just setup a waiting list were you can leave your email address if you would like to be notified when new Coffee Socks are ready for sale.
Thanks for your patience, Jason.
Great news, we are ready to sell more Coffee Socks...get them while you can and before I sell out again! Thanks Jason
Here I show how to use the Coffee Sock to make great coffee for two or more people.
In this video I demonstrate how to use the cotton Coffee Sock to make a great cup of coffee for one.
This post written by Darla Antoine from her great blog about her life in Costa Rica.
This is just one of the many ways to make great coffee in the Coffee Sock!
The Costa Rican method for brewing coffee is a bit different. It involves a sock, for one. One of the advantages of this method is that you can do it just about anywhere, provided you have hot water. Camping, at a desk, in the kitchen, no big coffee pot or fragile french press needed-- and the end result is something pretty tasty.
1. Boil the water