What I've learned is NEVER swallow the last mouthful in the cup or be prepared for a bunch of icky coffee grounds. I wasn't about to make coffee using his preferred method. Solution: Dick bought me a small coffeemaker and prepared 14 filters with the correct coffee measurement all nicely stacked in a MacGyver-ized recycled plastic milk container.
Thank you, sweetie. My goal for the next two weeks is to enjoy every single cup of coffee, eat NO lentils, avoid vegetables as often as possible ... and miss you a great deal.