should have known not to meddle with yugo coffee making. have already been told that the real way, the old way, the only way goddamit, is the way my grandmother (and mother) used to do it. this involves dry-toasting the ground coffee with the sugar in a pan before pouring water on top of it. only for a few seconds though. makes sense - it's like dry-roasting spices to get them to start releasing their oils. so i stand corrected.