I buy a tin of International Roast....open it and put a spoon full in a cup....add hot water...milk...sugar.....and end up with an infinitely better cup of coffee than I EVER HAD in the US/Canada ..
I know what you mean! After a night of one too many JD's, this Yank... er, American gentleman I'd invited around home, offered to make us "the best darned cup of coffee" we'd ever tasted. Yeah, right!
I took just one sip and instinctively knew: "Strewth!!!!!", I goes: "Somebody's gone n' spilt warm muddy creek water in ma cup.".... cos truly, while it may have been the best worst cup of coffee I'd ever tasted, it was nigh on undrinkable.
His partner/wife said, in the deepest Southern drawl I'd ever heard [think female Slim Pickens]: "Well that ain't very nice when he's being so hospitable."
Yeah, right, I'm supplying the munchies and drink under MY roof.... and he's the hospitable one? Thing is, by then we really did need a cup of coffee, so using the same coffee beans and equipment, etc, I proceeded to make us all a cup of coffee the Australian way, to which both were absolutely delighted. The pair of 'em went all moony eyed over it and commented as to how much they liked it... which I won't go into cos I don't think the Stardock servers could handle that much waffle.
Hopefully, they went home and learned all their friends n' family how ta make it all proper like.
Had one of those drip filter things once....messy waste of time....
Yes... but you must remember to keep the coffee pot under the spout while brewing and for a few moments after ... otherwise you're constantly wiping up.
Had a plunger....another waste of time.....
Again, when used according to the instructions, these coffee plungers do work correctly.... unless said instructions are written with a Southern US accent or in Chinese. Either way it'll confuse the fech out of you, so you return to the tin of International Roast assured of a good cup, first time, every time.
[at least all those get-fit fad machines can fold up and fit under a bed]..
True, but I had to raise my bed 3 feet so's I could keep exercising.