Microwave Magic: Making Delicious Coffee in the Microwave


Microwave cooking has a bad reputation. It’s often seen as the lazy person’s way to heat up food and leftovers—and it can be. But microwaves can also do so much more! They can make coffee, steam vegetables, cook frozen entrees, and even help you rehydrate dried fruit. We’re going to teach you how to use your microwave for heating up coffee, which is an easy way of making delicious brew at home without having to spend money on an expensive machine or buy fancy beans from trendy cafes around town.

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How To Make Coffee With A Microwave

If you have a Keurig, it’s easy to make delicious coffee in the microwave.

  • Fill your mug with water and put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. This heats up both your mug and its contents so that when you add coffee later on, it will stay hot longer.
  • Grind about 1/4 cup of whole beans or use pre-ground roast (whole beans give better flavor). Put them into a filter basket and place this basket into your brewer–it should snap right into place! If not, try another one until one fits correctly; different models work differently with their own unique attachments. Then turn on your brewer by pressing either “Brew” or “Pause & Serve” depending upon which kind of machine has been purchased; after waiting just over two minutes total time from start-to-finish including cleanup afterwards… voila! Deliciously fresh brewed coffee ready for consumption straightaway without having spent too much money buying expensive prebottled drinks from shops nearby since most people do not like paying $2-$3 per bottle per day when there are cheaper alternatives available elsewhere such as making homemade brews instead!
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Step 1: What you’ll need

  • A mug.

This is optional, but it helps keep your coffee warm while you’re waiting for it to brew.

  • Water and a coffee pod (or ground beans). The amount of water will depend on how much coffee you want to make–I always use about 4 ounces per cup of brewed coffee, but if your mug is smaller or larger than mine, adjust accordingly. You can also use instant espresso powder instead of regular ground beans; just add 1 tablespoon per cup of water in Step 4 below!

Step 2: Pour water into the reservoir

How to make coffee in the microwave

  • Fill the reservoir with water. The maximum amount of water that can be used in this model is 10 cups, so make sure you don’t go over that amount. It’s best to use cold or filtered spring water (tap water works too), but if you’re out of options and need some hot java on the fly, then feel free to use tap water as well.
  • Tap into your inner chemist by experimenting with different kinds of alkaline waters–they’ll give your coffee a more intense flavor!

Step 3: Take out your Keurig coffee pod and add it to the pod holder.

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Step 4: Put the mug on top of the cup holder.

Step 4: Put the mug on top of the cup holder.

This may seem like an obvious step, but it’s important to make sure that your mug is stable and won’t tip over. If you’re using a regular sized coffee cup or tea mug, you’ll want to make sure its base is wide enough so that it doesn’t slip through the holder holes. If this happens in your microwave, you’ll have some pretty hot water splashed all over your countertop–not ideal!

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Step 5: Start cooking!

Now, it’s time to put the coffee in the microwave and cook. Place your mug on top of the plate, then place all four cups of water around it. Set your timer for 1 minute and press start!

Once it’s finished cooking, remove everything from inside and enjoy your piping hot cup of deliciousness!

This is a great way to use your microwave for something other than heating up leftovers.

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Microwave ovens are great for heating up leftovers and making coffee, but they can also do much more than that. Here’s a few ideas:

  • Make popcorn! No need to buy expensive microwave bags when you have a perfectly good microwave. Just put 1/3 cup of kernels in a bowl and pop it in for about 2 minutes (depending on your microwave). You’ll end up with some really delicious popcorn!
  • Microwave chocolate chip cookies! This is one of my favorite things to make when I’m craving something sweet after dinner or lunchtime–and it takes less than 2 minutes total time from start to finish! Just mix together 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg yolk & 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until creamy before adding two cups flour along with one teaspoon baking soda & 1/4 teaspoon salt then stir until combined…then add chocolate chips if desired 🙂


We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make coffee in the microwave. We know that it can be a challenge to find new ways of using your microwave, because they are such versatile machines! But if you keep an open mind and try something new every once in awhile (like making coffee), then it will be worth it in the long run.

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