How long should it take for the water to drip through for a single cup? I measured various methods I use and got:
- Melitta cone with re-usable metal filter: 32 seconds (less than a minute)
- Melitta cone with paper filter: 32 seconds (less than a minute)
- Ankar two-piece “cone”: 1 minute 40 seconds
- Bialetti espresso machine (small): 3 minutes, 40 seconds
- Vietnamese coffee press.filter: 6 minutes, 6 seconds
I tend to use the Ankar as my standard, but the wide variation in times has left me wondering.