The Crazy Suburban Mom: I'm sick of coffee grounds... And primer although it lightens up coffee nicely

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm sick of coffee grounds... And primer although it lightens up coffee nicely

No that's a lie.  I'm sick of spitting them out.

Yeah.  That's really it.

And granted I'm cranky from painting the bathroom because now that I'm doing it I remember clearly there's nothing I hate more then painting except maybe priming.   And I'm writing this on a priming break but...

I've purchased four coffee pots in the last few years and all of them say they will make 12 cups - but -  and it's a big but....  Like a but the size you'd have to lay down to zip your jeans over that big ol' BUT .... if I try and make 12 cups the water doesn't quite go through the filter fast enough, reaches the tippy top and spills over dumping grounds in my coffee.

And I've tried the ones with the gold permanent filters, it's not the paper filters.  I don't know what it is...

I made smaller pots of coffee for a while but why - Why?- should I have to do that if the pots say I can make 12 cups and have a 12 cup maximum water line?  And I know there is a maximum coffee amount - I'm using that too.  That's usually 10 Tablespoons although to be honest - I like stronger coffee then that, but whatever, I seem stuck with 10 and even that's too much.

So if anyone knows the deal with this and has found a solution I'd really like to know because drinking coffee in the morning around here is a lot like sifting through dirt.

Is there a mirarculous coffee maker I haven't tried that produces liquid coffee (although after buying so many I'm not sure I can really justify spending any more money on one. more. try....)

Or is there some method of brewing honed over the ages...

Send help!
Grounds between my teeth...

PS -  I'm trying to paint before Home Depot comes to install the floor I bought from them and am failing miserably.  I know when they see it they will be all, Who did that paint job to themselves... and hopefully it will not be twitpic'ed to good painters all over the world as a what not to do.   I'm ill.  I'm sore.   I'm failing.   And I don't think I'm worthy of  Martha Stewart Paint...

And I've got grounds in my coffee.  

Thank you.


Da Dude 10/25/10, 9:19 AM  

My problem with coffee pots is, they say 12 cups but what size cups? In a 12 cup maker I usually get 8 or 9 cups. Bummer! Just when you need that cup you gotta make another pot.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/25/10, 9:26 AM  

Well, yes, that is the other thing. I think they are talking about 6 ounce cups and mine are MUCH bigger... over twice that I think.

Christy 10/25/10, 9:30 AM  

Can you add water twice? Sometimes if my coffee is too strong I add more water, so can you put like 8 cups of water in and then half way through add another 4 cups?

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/25/10, 9:45 AM  

Christy - Ive done that too even to just save some money on coffee - its soooo expensive!!

Evil Twin's Wife 10/25/10, 11:36 AM  

We have a Cuisinart 12 cup, we use the paper filters and a level 1/2 cup of coffee, and fill the water line to 12 and have never had any problems. If that's not strong enough for you, try adding a heaping 1/2 cup of grounds to the filter and see what happens....It's a mystery, all right.

Babes Mami 10/25/10, 2:31 PM  

We just got our very first coffee pot but haven't used it! I am hoping it will make me energized because we've been off soda for a couple months now.

CCOL4HIM 10/25/10, 3:53 PM  

I haven't tried it yet, but Starbuck's has instant coffee now. You could try it if you didn't want too fool with the grounds. My problem with coffee makers is that the top of the coffeemaker fits too snug on the pitcher, so you have to put the lid on just right or it won't work right! Have a great day!

Lynette 10/25/10, 6:09 PM  

12 Cups is 12 measuring cups size cups.....ah ha moment!

Debbie 10/25/10, 10:03 PM  

Obviously, this is why I drink tea!

Ruth 10/26/10, 3:29 AM  

Maybe try pouring the coffee out of the carafe through a strainer to catch the grounds before they get into the cup? You could even line it with a filter if that would work better

J Sedai 10/26/10, 5:12 AM  

when I drink coffee (very rarely), I use a French Press, it only makes 2 cups of coffee at a time, but hey, that's all I'm gonna drink, and it gets all the grounds out every time. it's FUN to clean tho! Folgers is now making singles (it's coffee grounds in tea bags, for single cups of coffee) so, you make it like Tea, but it's coffee. no pot needed, just add hot water, let steep to you desired strength!

the only thing I can suggest for your pot dilemma is what your manufacture is considering as "a cup" if you have the lil book that came with it you could look it up, or I bet you could find it on line. alternately I always just used the pot to fill the water tank.

dddiva 10/26/10, 8:58 AM  

Bunn, get the bunn- it's fast and it comes in commercial sizes- downside? Even the home model is pricey- check Sam's.

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