It's Just the Coffee Talking: Why would I want to brew my coffee in a... sock?

When I say "coffee sock" my initial thought is of my personal 'coffee socks' which are socks that say "If you can read this, bring me coffee" on the bottom of them.  But this morning, instead, it's to mean a different kind of coffee sock.  A sock to brew coffee in...

Although you really can brew coffee in your sock if you need to, there are actually fabric (cotton) filters to brew that are basically shaped like a sock that fit over a round wood or wire mold to brew not only 'pour over' coffee but coffee socks for cold brew as well.

I'll link to a few you can start your own personal search for on Amazon, but first - "Why would I want to brew my coffee in a sock?" you ask?

In some countries it's a cultural thing.  For some people it's just a new and fun way to brew.  For others, it's the taste and flavor (the sock catches and soaks up the oils so you are left with a clearer, cleaner brew).  But yet another reason... power outages.

If there was a power outage, this is one of the many ways you can still have your coffee and drink it to!  (A play on words there... have your cake and eat it too.  Get it?  If you are under 25 perhaps that went over your head as education isn't what it used to be.)

So... coffee socks not only for single but I found a couple 'double brews' as well.  And even some cold brew options. 

  Coffee Sock Drip Set, Reusable Pour Over Cotton Bolista

Strainer Filter   




Coffee Sock Pour Over Drip Station, Costa Rican Coffee Maker, Handmade Copper Chorreador DeCafĂ© For 2  




 Handmade Reusable Flannel Cloth Coffee Filter,Coffee Sock with Wooden Handle 



CoffeeSock ColdBrew Kit- Reusable Organic Cotton Filter and Jar 

Kit includes: 32 ounce canning jar and reusable filter 

CoffeeSock ColdBrew filters are durable and may last a year or more. CoffeeSock ColdBrew filters are a reusable alternative to paper filters and nylon sacks. All of our filters out-perform any comparable disposable and reusable filters. Cotton absorbs some of the oils released from coffee beans yet lets acids pass through. The resulting cup is clear crisp, rich and robust with all the acid of paper brewed coffee, without the paper taste, and all of the richness of French press without the heavy oiliness.

CoffeeSock filters are made with Certified Organic Cotton. Cotton imparts no flavor on the finished brew unlike paper. Cotton is 90% cellulose, which is a tasteless and odorless compound that is insoluble in water. Wood is 40-50% while Hemp is approximately 45% cellulose. CS filters are made in Austin, Texas. All filters are sewn and packaged by happy human beings making a fair and living wage.