… the directions from the package of pre-ground coffee I fell back on because the coffee grinder is about a half a grind away from the grave.*
It makes me sad to use pre-ground coffee. Not so much because of the taste but because the coffee grinder, when it’s working, has a handy slider bar so I can tell it to grind, say, ten cups worth of coffee beans. Admittedly, we grind two cups more than we require because we like our coffee to stand up, but the point is, I put the slider on twelve, push the button (and lean on the top of the hopper because it will no longer grind unless it’s being leaned on) and I get the requisite amount of pre-ground coffee needed to keep myself and my husband from walking into walls or forgetting where we left our kids.
Pre-ground coffee in a package, however, has the clearly printed instructions to use 2 Tablespoons of coffee for each six ounces brewed.
Now, I’m far from being a mathematical genius, but even I know there are eight liquid ounces in a cup. However, to give the coffee package the benefit of the doubt, I pulled out our measuring cup to make sure I hadn’t wandered into an alternate dimension where cups were only six liquid ounces and Spider Man was still Peter Parker.
Nope, still eight ounces in a cup, and Doc Oc is still living in Peter Parker’s body and I’m still stuck guesstimating the amount of pre-ground coffee I need to make a cup of coffee that’s neither brown nut water nor mud.
So to those who print pre-ground coffee package directions (and I’ll toss in the idiots who package hot dog buns) I say
Suck It Good Day.
*I’m waiting until ToD is called to replace it. It’s just how I roll — and probably an indication of an unhealthy poverty mindset, but that’s another story.