Both comments above provided good information and confirmation.
I use a reusable coffee filter with that exact mesh, so it'd certainly
work (for best results, don't grind your beans too fine). I'd probably
start with the usual french press brewing time, and adjust based on
taste. People don't think of "steeping" coffee, but, just as with tea,
your goal is to get out the most flavour, without crossing that line
where the brew starts to get bitter. – Satanicpuppy Nov 27 at 14:00
Technique Used by Others
If you search the Amazon reviews for coffee, you'll find plenty of
people... amazon.com/gp/community-content-search/results/… – derobert
Nov 28 at 0:26
I did this before posting the question, but I was looking for most definitive/authoritative results.
This technique does indeed work but I found it not as flavorful as other methods (specifically, french press which is my usual method). I used four minutes of brewing time as I do with the french press.
One odd issue I did encounter was that the aroma was not as pleasant like it would be for other methods. Not sure what would cause this to occur. Anyway, this appears to be another method to brewing coffee. Although, if other options are available, I wouldn't bother with the tea basket.