Step 6: Time to enjoy
Be kind to your lips; go slowly.
If you find your brew is a bit strong, the fix is easy: just add a little hot water.
Something I noticed was how good my coffee tasted prepared this way; better than from the drip coffee maker.
Tip: If you set your cup down and forget about it (I know, improbable) and it gets cool, a little hot water will perk it right up.
Economics: I enjoy this method and use it every day, but two tablespoons seemed like a lot and I wondered what it was costing
me to make coffee this way. Here's the breakdown: there are 75 tablespoons in a pound of coffee. I use Grandessa German
Roast coffee from ALDI. (A little plug here; this is good coffee for the price). It comes in 1.1 pound packages (1/2 kilo).
$4.99 per pound divided by 75 tablespoons equals about 7 cents per tablespoon times 2 tablespoons per cup equals about 14
cents per cup. Even if your coffee costs $10 per pound, you're under 30 cents a cup for some really good coffee.
I must pass along kudos to my mother-in-law who introduced me to this method and may have developed the use of the sink
strainer for making great coffee. It's the only method she has used for years.