1 Fill the carafe with fresh, cold water. 2 Place a filter in the coffee maker's filter basket. 3Add 2 tbsp. coffee for every 6 oz. of water. (Sometimes the cups marked out on the carafe are more than 6 oz., so check your coffee maker's instructions to see). 4 Pour the water into the coffee maker's reservoir and place the carafe on its base 5 Turn the coffeemaker on. Brew. Pour and enjoy.