Warning: Very mundane and pointless. Also whiny.
I don’t know why I can’t brew a good cuppa. I’m fairly decent at most kitchen-y tasks, but for some reason brewing a decent cup of coffee is beyond me. I’ve never been able to do it, although it seems pretty idiot-proof, right? With a coffee maker, put some ground coffee in filter, put filter in filter basket, measure out water, pour water into special carafe -thing, sit back and wait for caffeinated goodness!
But I think it’s more complicated than people let on. How much water to add? I know there are directions on the coffee package that say 1 tbsp/4 fl oz. of water or whatever, but I never see other people carefully meting out coffee with measuring spoons . . . they just seem to mystically divine the correct amount from whatever coffee gods are ignoring me.
Also, does anyone else get those nasty coffee grounds at the bottom of the pot? Blech. How do you avoid them? I always gag on those things . . . shudder
Why is it that the library, coffee kiosk, and gas station all have such better than coffee than what I make? Is it cause I use half-and-half in those places and skim milk when I make it a home? Also how come they never have nasty-ass coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup?
I feel very inadequate. Does anyone else have this problem?
Oh, and as an aside . . . I’m sure someone is going to jump in with something like my problem is that I use an automatic-drip coffee maker instead of a french press. I doubt that’s the whole problem, cause the coffee kiosk uses auto-drip and their coffee is like manna from heaven itself.