I like my coffee with a little texture, the kind you get when you make it in a French press. When the cup's nearly done, that's when you know whether it's serious. There should be some sediment left on the bottom, soft like river mud.
With the café's own coffee machine broken, Jasmin's brew gets served up to customers in short order, and to a mixed reception. Ironically it's Jasmin's husband who stops by first. "Good. Very good coffee." (He doesn't see the yellow thermos with the Rosenheim sticker.) Next up is retired Hollywood set decorator Rudi Cox (Jack Palance, above right). He takes one sip and chokes, "What was that, poison?" The proprietor, Brenda (CCH Pounder, right) is skeptical, but when it's diluted with an equal part of hot water, it tastes just fine. When Jasmin finally arrives, she says “Stop. Not so much water!” It's perfect just the way it is.