Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Crabby Without Coffee
I can't live without coffee in the morning. I shudder if I need to go without, say because I am supposed to have major surgery. I need coffee when I get up, and hate to wait until I can get to a Starbucks or some other such place. But using the drip coffee machine always seemed beyond my feeble abilities. Reading the advice on a premium coffee label did nothing to assuage my fear: even though I actually owned a "true" tablespoon, I often couldn't find it. So I did some experimenting. First, for almost any coffee a ratio of one mildly heaping tablespoon to one cup of water seems to work just fine. Second, if you actually measure, one heaping tablespoon of a plain old tablespoon is about the same as a mildly heaping "true" tablespoon. Look at the photo for inspiration. Enjoy the coffee.