drip, drip...funny thing about coffee - long time ago I would say,
"the coffee is still perking"
...even though it wasn't. It's been dripping since Mr Coffee changed things up back in the early 70's.
I don't have one of those expensive, individual cup coffee makers because at our house, it wouldn't be cost effective - Those coffeemakers would be good for someone who doesn't drink that much.
A couple of years ago, I found my Mom's corning-ware coffee pot. Ah, good memories of percolated coffee in the morning - waiting for it to stop perking so I could have a cup, sometimes not waiting long enough, I would get impatient and pour in mid-perk. We were only going to use it for a few days - however we got into the groove and it was almost a year before we got tired of it. We got pretty good at it.
It's back to the drip here - We go through a coffee maker once a year. They just DIE on us. I guess we are hard on them...
I heard a WW2 veteran speak of "Garbage can coffee" they would have in the army overseas.
- 1 garbage can
- hot water
- Swish it around until the grounds settle
- swoop your mug in the coffee
- Garbage-can-coffee. That's how you serve very large groups!