The Strongest Coffee in The World

You would think that I’d know how to make coffee. In the past 13 or so years, I’ve made coffee nearly every day, using the same grinder and automatic drip coffeemaker.

Today I managed to make it wrong. I forgot to put the lid on the pot, which meant the boiling hot water steeped in the grounds for maybe 10 minutes, making the coffee quite a bit stronger and a little more bitter than usual.

I’m drinking it anyway.

The trouble isn’t that it’s terrible. The trouble is that it’s great! It’s perfect coffee, at least to my taste.

To repeat it, I either have to replicate the same mistake again every day (which I won’t do, because it’s a little hard to manage and made a mess around the coffeemaker), or switch to using a french press regularly. It might just be worth it.

(Video above from Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, one of my all-time favorites. Thanks to LadyD for reminding me of this scene.)

4 replies on “The Strongest Coffee in The World”

  1. Glad I could be of service – it’s one of my favs, too. Your tale of coffee reminds me of when I pregnant and managing a coffee shop. I had baby brain so bad that I once “brewed” a pound of coffee during the morning rush without grinding the beans. It was a little weak for the AM commuters’ tastes.

  2. Good luck with that, Cynthia. As for me, I’m content with hot chocolate, and the many mug I choose to drink it from. If and when I do drink coffee, which is once in a blue moon, it’s with lots of creme and lots of sugar.

  3. Oh, go with the French press. Call me a coffee snob if you like, but I’ve a French press at work and I bring my own beans (though I bring them already ground: convenience over snobbery). I also like my coffee strong, so I use 8 scoops pot, water to fill, a touch of patience, and two nice mugs of coffee are the result.

    Yes, the silly things are a pain to clean out, but it’s worth it.

  4. I found this blog looking for the “strongest coffee in the world.” The problem is that I have been using this method for quite a while now and although I love it I’m looking for something stronger. I have moved on to espresso and am currently looking into Cuban espresso. I have used several french presses and prefer your method over them, the only difference is I use a wire filter instead of paper so the oils make their way to the cup.

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