Has this happened to you? How would you handle it?

@ersmommy1 (12598)
United States
April 30, 2008 12:23pm CST
This morning I went and made a pot of coffee for myself and my husband. There was limited time before he had to go to work. After the coffee was done brewing, he noticed grounds in the bottom of the pot. The filter had folded over allowing grounds into the coffee. Now normally, I would dump the pot and begin again. BUT like I said, not alot of time. So I had a small strainer and strained the coffee into our cups through it. And it was fine. Guess it would have been less trouble to go to Starbucks..
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6 responses
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I don't drink coffee, but I have worked at places that I had to make coffee all the time. It happened to me almost once a week I would say. If I was in a rush trying to make a pot of coffee between doing other things it would happen. Then I would be wasting about a gallon of coffee.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
May have been less trouble to go to Starbucks, but why pay $4 for a single cup of coffee when an entire package of Chock Full 'o Nuts grounds cost $1.98? I don't remake the coffee when grounds get into the pot, I let them settle to the bottom, fill my cup, and go with it. If a few grounds make it into my cup, they settle to the bottom, and I just leave the last sip in my cup. If I swallow a few, at least I'm getting a little extra caffeine, and it's not like I chew my coffee in the first place.
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@shymurl (2768)
• United States
30 Apr 08
That was nice of you filter them out, I would have drank it, and just them at the bottom of my cup. Usually when i'm in a hurry I will stop somewhere and get a cup of coffee.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
LOL. I would have just drank it...the grounds stay at the bottom or sink to the bottom of the cup. *shrug* lol
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• Canada
30 Apr 08
I think the strainer is a good idea. I was thinking o the same thing, half way through reading this message, before even reading the fact that you had thought of it. It's nice to know that there are so many people in the world who can think on their feet. Good for you!
• Canada
11 May 08
hanks for the "best response."
• United States
15 May 08
The coffee, when it is brewed, is just 'strained' out of what falls into the coffee pot by the filter originally. I would imagine that some larger particles will fall through the strainer than would have gotten through the paper, but it is probably largely indistinguishable to most people. I suppose some coffee experts might be aghast by such a claim, but I have eaten chocolate covered espresso beans before, so I don't see much difference.