How to Make Coffee in a Coffee Maker-So Easy, So Good

Morning coffee is definitely a must for me and my husband. Our morning just isn’t complete without a great cup of hot coffee. We, just like everyone else in the world, enjoy “coffee shop coffee” and the ambiance of the coffee shop atmosphere, however, many, many mornings I make coffee at home. It saves us time and money and I enjoy making it, too.

Making coffee is one of the first things that I do when I wake up. so, allow me to introduce you to “How to Make Coffee in a Coffee Maker-So Easy, So Good”.

The Coffee Maker

I have a Mr. Coffee coffee maker. I have been using this particular model for a little over a year. It is a Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker.

Features include:

  • Lift & clean filter basket
  • Water window
  • 2-Hour auto shut-off
  • Cleaning cycle
  • Delay brew
  • Freshness timer
  • Strong brew selector
  • Grab-A-Cup auto Pause
  • Reusable filter
  • Water filtration

I have used other Mr. Coffee makers in the past and they have done justice each and every time. If you are careful and conduct proper maintenance on your machines, they actually last a long time. The only reason I have ever replaced my previous coffee makers was simply just to upgrade. Whenever purchasing a coffee maker, it is always wise to read through the manual to become acquainted with your machine and to learn how to care and maintain it for a longer lifespan.

If you do not have a Mr. Coffee coffee maker, that’s fine. Any automatic drip coffee maker will work.

What’s Needed

This is what’s needed to make a great cup of coffee at home.

automatic drip coffee maker

coffee filter

coffee ground


tablespoon for measuring

What to Do


1) Pour in desired amount of water into your coffee maker. Some people will pour and measure their water in the carafe but I will just pour directly into the coffee maker since there are measurements on the side anyway.

TIP: Keep in mind that the amount of brewed coffee is a little less than the amount of water measured. When making 2-16 oz cups, I will fill the coffee maker to just a little over the 6 cup line.


2) Place coffee filter into filter basket.

TIPS: Trim the coffee filter using a pair scissors when needed. Regular sized coffee filters are too big for the filter basket that I have. IF you don’t get a chance to replace your filter basket, just place the regular sized coffee filter into the coffee basket. 


3) Add your favorite ground coffee into the coffee filter.

TIP: Follow the measurement given on your ground coffee packaging then adjust according to your preferred strength. We like strong coffee. So when making 2-16 oz cups, I will use 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee.


4) If your coffee machine has an extra filtering system, place the extra filter on top of the filter basket now.

TIP: If you run out of filters for this system, it’s OK to do without it.

5) Closeup the coffee maker.   

6) Press the power button to turn on. (There is also a “strong brew” and “fresh brew timer” which I also switch on)


TIP: If you are really pressed for time in the morning, use the timer feature. It’s quite easy to set up.

7) Enjoy the delightful sound and delicious smell of your coffee while you wait for it to finish brewing.

TIP: If you just can’t resist and wait until the pot is completely done, you can pull out the carafe in the middle of brewing to pour a cup.


8) Pour yourself a cup or two, sip slowly and simply enjoy your day.



There It Is

There it is….”How to Make Coffee in a Coffee Maker-So Easy, So Good”.

If you have any other wonderful tips that you use to make coffee in a coffee maker, please share them. I would love to hear them and I’m sure everyone else would too.

Make yourself come coffee at home right now and enjoy life...

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