After numerous comments about my buying coffee, my fellow journalpal, HaHa, suggested I get one of those cute on the top of the stove coffeepots so well known here in New York.
Let it be known, I am not an electric fancy pot coffee gal, I still used a percolator at home, and grew up with a drip pot. I have been drinking coffee, or the children's version of coffee-milk, since I was, oh....a year old or so. Caffeine doesn't bother me...I don't have to have coffee every morning, I drink tea when I'm in the U.K....I just like the taste of coffee.
Therefore, I took the aforementioned HH's advice, and tried the pot.
I worked it as one would a drip pot. What did I know? I put the grounds in, poured boiling water in the top compartment, sat down with my script and waited for it to drain through.
Two hours later, I had...nothing.
I then took the contraption apart, and looked it over.
"Ah-HA!", I said to myself.
My self answered, "What?"
"It's a cute little percolator. Now, this is clever."
And, I filled the bottom with water, and put it back together, put it on the open flame, and set it going.
Five minutes later, I had coffee.
All over the stove, the floor, the walls. It just spurted and splattered everywhere. I had around 2.3 ounces to drink. Yum.
Today, I used the big pot here at the loft. I was careful. I measured in slow, precise spoonfuls. I set a low flame. I hovered. When it perked, I turned off the heat, and removed it.
YES! QUIN MAKES COFFEE! QUIN HAS BLACK PERFECT COFFEE!!
I poured it into a cup, added sugar and opened the 'fridge to get the milk... I am from New Orleans...I don't drink it black.
No milk. Well, none without lumps.
I can either dress, put a hat on and schlep to the deli when I have a script I need to re-time...fuck it, lets be honest, I have journals to read and I'd have to brush my teeth, and I'm saving my pennies for Sunday....or, there is a can of Redi-Whip.
I don't know why, I don't want to know why.
I went for the Redi-Whip.
It has a unique flavour, slightly sweetish, and not my cup of, well, coffee. The main thrust is...
Quin made coffee. And, there are always little shops where you can 'borrow' creamers.