Depends on the type of machine you have. Regular drip coffee maker generally require a filter. Use the carafe to fill the water reservoir, place a filter in the drip basket, put 3 - 5 scoops of ground coffee in filter, close basket and turn machine on with carafe in place.
Oh forever more you first start off getting a fresh filter and placing it inside the coffee machine next pour some ground up coffee into the coffee filter. Then hit the button of turning it on and sit down relax all laid back until your coffee is done. And get you a coffee cup get some when it's done and enjoy. (Don't drink too much though you might get extremely hyper from it LOL) :D