Did you ever wish you could brew just one cup of coffee every once in a while, but didn’t want to buy a fancy single-cup coffee maker? Or worse, lose power and realize that while you can heat up hot water on top of your wood burner, you don’t have any method of brewing coffee without electricity? That’s happened to me way too many times. I don’t really drink instant coffee, so I didn’t have any on hand, and the roads were too icy to run down to the coffee shop, so I was basically 1000 times more miserable than I already would have been from suffering through a power loss. By now, I think I’ve established that I’m more than just a little addicted to my coffee. It’s so much more than just the boost that caffeine provides, because even if I get my boost from some other caffeinated beverage, I’m still miserable without my coffee.

Dr. Drip Coffee remedies that situation and more by giving you an option that lets you make fresh-brewed coffee with nothing more than the little paper brewing system and some hot water. Just get out your mug and your packet of Dr. Drip:


Open the packet, tear the top off the cardboard, poof it out by squeezing on the sides, and put it over the opening of your mug like this:

Heat your water by any means necessary. since I was doing this for a demonstration, I just used my Keurig to get the hot water, but you can use a microwave, camp fire (I don’t camp, but I’m assuming there is a way to heat water using just a fire) or wood stove. Then slowly (key word there) pour the hot water into the top. Don’t let it overflow, just pour a little, wait a few seconds, then pour some more.

I cropped out my hand because my bitten fingernails look even worse up close, and I’m not coordinated enough to take a picture while actually pouring the water, but you get the idea. When you’re done, you have a freshly brewed cup of coffee. I’m a bit of a coffee snob, so I was a little worried about the flavor. It’s pretty good though, nice and strong. The little cardboard system is biodegradable, and you can either recycle it or compost it.

Dr. Drip comes in four different flavors. I tried the Double Daily Remedy, their signature blend. The others are: The Ultimate Pick Me Up (Sumatran coffee), Organic Tonic (100% organic coffee) and The Decaf Energizer (I have very strong opinions about decaf coffee, but I know some people prefer it).


You can purchase any of the four flavors on Dr. Drip Coffee‘s website for $8.99 for a five-pack of the little systems.


Two readers will win a box of Dr. Drip Coffee in their choice of flavors. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US Residents age 18+. It ends on November 6th at 11:59PM. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond.