How to Brew Coffee with a “Tea” Bag

To a newbie (and even, at times, to the connoisseur), the world of coffee brewing can be a daunting place.

Cold-brew or hot? Moka pot or French press? When it comes to making your favorite cup o’ joe, the choices are seemingly endless.

Thankfully, there’s a simple solution that cuts through the confusion: the brew coffee tea bag. These single-use brew bags are filled with quality roasted, perfectly ground coffee beans, and you can take them anywhere.

Are you wondering how to brew coffee with a teabag? Read on to get all the info you need for convenient coffee on the go!

Is a Brew Coffee Tea Bag the Same as Instant Coffee?

You can’t compare the coffee tea bag experience with instant coffee.

Instant coffee is made by first brewing a coffee concentrate and then either spray-drying or freeze-drying the liquid. The result is the dried, granular substance we know as instant coffee. While instant coffee isn’t necessarily bad for you, the taste is nothing like a freshly brewed coffee cup made from carefully selected and roasted beans.

On the other hand, coffee tea bags contain freshly ground coffee. Whether you steep it in hot or cold water, a coffee bag results in a far superior tasting brew.

Hugo Coffee Tea Bags Explained

Hugo Coffee Roasters fills its coffee tea bags with their very own freshly ground coffee.

Right away, they seal the bag shut, locking in the aroma of their signature bean blends. Oxygen is damaging to the flavor of fresh ground coffee. By using the latest sealing technology, Hugo has found a way to retain it.

Are you worried about waste? Hugo Coffee Roasters craft their time-saving coffee bags using 100 percent recyclable materials.

The Difference When Brewing With a Tea Bag

Inspired by the once-trendy method of pour-over coffee, coffee bags are more convenient yet still provide you with a pure farm-to-cup taste.

Coffee tea bags result in a cup of coffee that:

  • Retains all the flavor notes
  • Smells authentically freshly brewed
  • Is ready quickly
  • Is environmentally friendly

Much more so than with instant coffee, using a coffee brew bag provides you with the same cozy ritualism of a more traditional brewing method.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Brew

Now that you know what a single-serve coffee brew bag is, let’s dive into making coffee with a tea bag!

First, grab your favorite mug or tumbler from the kitchen cabinet. Next, place a Hugo coffee tea bag inside. Put some water on to boil–don’t let it get too hot.

Pour the water over into your cup and set a timer for at least three minutes. If you’re a fan of a super-rich brew, steep the bag for longer.

Are you a sucker for a cup of cold-brew coffee on a sunny summer’s morning? With Hugo coffee tea bags, it’s a cinch to make at home. Place a coffee bag into a pitcher, fill it with cold water, and let it sit on the bench or in the refrigerator for 12 to 15 hours.

Your Coffee Money Goes to the Dogs

When you buy a brew coffee tea bag or ten from Hugo Coffee, you’re helping to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.

The team at Hugo Coffee isn’t just an innovator when it comes to coffee. By roasting and selling the most satisfying, fair-trade, organic coffee around, they’re on a mission to save the strays. To date, this boutique powerhouse has donated close to $30,000 to animals in need.

Purchase our coffee brew bags online to experience the unique Hugo taste at home or work.