I recently purchased a 2-4 cup Melitta manual coffee maker, and I was very excited about my purchase (given all the great reviews I've read), but I have to say, 6 cups of coffee later, I'm finding the results a bit weak.
Now, in case you're wondering, it's not the beans. I've been buying freshly roasted beans at Whole Foods (French Roast, Italian Roast, Mocha Java, and Columbian), grinding them myself, and following the tried-and-true method of 1 to 1 and a half tablespoons of coffee to 6 oz. boiling water.
While the coffee I've made has mostly been nice and smooth, it's also been weak. What am I doing wrong? Should I use a fine or espresso grind? Pour the water into the cone very slowly?
Suggestions for a richer, stronger cup of coffee (which is not to suggest that I'm interested in bitter, sludgy coffee) would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance for any and all help...