We resumed brewing coffee at home after a long gap of about 19 months. I see it as a good omen and the herald of better days to come.
For the purpose, we bought a new coffeemaker, though a much smaller one than we had earlier. Everything about Mr. Coffee’s 4-cup coffeemaker is, well, small, from the size of the decanter to the paper filter to the gadget itself.
It’s an astoundingly simple analog machine that has only one button. The only challenge it presents is in the area of measurements. As Starbucks’ 16-ounce bags of ground blends are made for standard, 12-cup coffeemakers, I had to do a little math to nip and tuck the recommended proportion to fit our dollhouse-size pot.
To make 6 ounces of coffee, you need 2 tablespoons of grounds.
To make 1 ounce of coffee, you need 1/3 tablespoon of grounds.
Therefore, to make 15 ounces of coffee, you need 1/3 x 15 tablespoons of grounds = 5 tablespoons = 0.3 cups.
In Mr. Coffee’s coffeemaker, 1 cup equals 5 ounces of coffee. So, 3 cups equal 15 ounces.