I have no coffee maker yet I long for one. Instant coffee
it just not good enough, despite it’s claim of a “new improved flavor”, meaning the instant is a poor second and they know it.
Yearning for brewed stuff I settle for “cowboy coffee”. The routine is this:
Assuming you are making this in a kitchen, take a pot and add some water (I make it about two cups). Add some coffee grounds. Not much, not a little, you’ll figure out your own magic combination eventually. Maybe three tablespoons to start off with. I add a pinch of salt to take away some of the bitterness. Bring the mixture to a boil, but watch it very carefully. If you boil it too much it will be bitter and strong, and if that is your bag fine, but most folks would be put off by the sludge factor.
Now, you can wait for the grounds to settle to the bottom and carefully pour it into your cup. Or, you can skim the coffee from the top with a big spoon. Or, you can pour it through a filter.
If you are camping (or a really destitute cowboy), you could boil this up in a tin can on your camp fire then strain it through your shirt and drink it out of your hat.