Aah, I just finished a great cup of coffee, but things didn't start out that way. My old coffeemaker broke. The top just fell off, making pouring the coffee awkward and even slightly dangerous. I decided I'd better get a new one because I could scaled myself with the old one. Since it made the best coffeemaker I ever had, I tried to order a new one, only to find out they don't make them anymore. I could order just the carafe, but it would cost me more than I originally paid for the whole coffeemaker! Now I had no choice but to buy a new one.

I did my homework, and chose the same brand, which had excellent reviews. I tried it out as soon as I got home. The coffee was terrible. I decided to try the "bold" switch, still terrible. This went on for close to six hours (I'm stubborn), and finally I got something that was halfway drinkable.

I decide to have some ladies at the radio station test out my coffee. Too weak was the verdict. Next day I tested the same people with a new mixture. This went on for a week. Either it was too strong, too weak, or too bitter.I was ready to return the coffeemaker but wanted to give it one more try.

Yesterday, Mrs. Rayman was going shopping , so I asked her to pick up a new brand of coffee, and coffee filters. I had done my homework on coffee and coffee filters the night before. I tried the new coffee and filters, and it came out perfect! I tried it again, same results. I didn't realize the right coffee, and coffee filters could make that much difference, but it does.

If your coffee isn't exactly what you want, too weak, too strong, bitter etc, try a different brand of coffee, and a better brand of coffee filters. You can find all the info you want online by googling something like "highest rated supermarket coffee," or "best rated coffee filters." This goes to show the extremes one will go to for a perfect cup of coffee. If you are a coffee lover like me, I know you'll understand.