You know what I am talking about... There are usually 3 forms of office coffee...
- Someone uses 1/2 the pre-measured packet and brews what can only be referred to as "Coffee" flavored Tea.
- Someone uses 2 packets of coffee and brews something closely akin to the stuff that drains from your oil pan when you stop by Jiffy Lube on the way home.
- Someone forgot to put the pot under the filter basket and coffee is flowing freely across the counter resulting in a beautiful cascade of brown liquid down the front of the cupboards meanders it's way over the floor.
Well NOT ANY MORE.... Run back to your desk and grab the hand dandy "Microwave Moka pot" Yes, that's right! The COFFEE WAVE is here my friends.... LOL (Sorry, this is just crackin me up)
This little gizmo works just like a standard Moka pot with 2 important differences.
- You have to use regular Drip Grind coffee. (I tried Espresso grind and ended up with a pot full of grounds - the upper filter holes are too big)
- You Nuke it in the microwave. (be afraid)
So fill up the water reservoir.
Place the cone piece in.
Then pop in the filter basket.
Add the drip coffee grounds
Screw down on the top pot.
Nuke the darn thing for about 4 -5 minutes until the water boils and shoots up the tube and through the grounds.... (you'll have to watch it)
Remove and enjoy..... Or at least attempt to enjoy....
Cause in all honesty, this was the nastiest coffee I think I have ever had. I mean, the novelty of the idea is way schway, but the flavor is sorely lacking, and with a 4 -5 minute brew time (Being drip grind coffee and not actual espresso grind) you might as well clean up the coffee mess in the break room and brew a decent pot of coffee in the drip maker.
So final verdict on the Coffee Wave (an "as seen on TV" product)......??
Kudos for an ingenious idea...!! :)
FAIL!! in execution....
The coffee tastes slightly rancid as well as "Boiled" and over extracted from the grounds being "Cooked", and no matter how fast you take it out after it begins to percolate to the top pot, since the upper portion is closer to the "Magnetron" in the oven, it begins to boil in the top pot before the rest of the water has traveled up the tube...
Yes, sadly, as cool as the idea was.... this device will not save you from office coffee or Coffee-maker challenged co-workers...
As much as I try to avoid the Green Eyed Monster (known as Starbuck's - The McDonald's of Coffee) I would seriously keep packets of their VIA instant coffee in your desk... ;) Cause it's actually pretty good. LOL