How to Make Coffee with a Drip Coffee Maker

With all the coffee-making technology out there, you might think that it would be complicated to learn how to use a coffee maker. The good news is you don’t always need all the bells and whistles. Sometimes, the best way to make drip coffee is to keep it simple. Be sure to refer to your drip coffee maker's instruction manual for more details.

 Here’s how to make drip coffee using just the basic functions of your machine.

What You'll Need

Traditional drip coffee maker
Coffee filter
Cold distilled or filtered water
Folgers® coffee grounds

Step 1

Add Filter

Place a new coffee filter in the brew basket of your automatic drip coffee maker.

Step 2

Measure Coffee

For the recommended drip coffee ratio, add 1 tablespoon of Folgers coffee grounds to the filter for every 6-ounce serving you plan to make.

Step 3

Measure Water

Pour fresh, cold water to the brewer reservoir. Remember, add 6 ounces of water for every tablespoon of coffee grounds.

Step 4


Then, simply push the brew button and wait. Your coffee will soon be ready to enjoy.

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