When you don’t use the filter basket, the coffee maker doesn’t behave the same way.
I’m left astonished with wonder at how I failed to notice this while I did everything else in anticipatory preparation.
After cleaning up, I’m making a second attempt at coffee, now.
Also: Coffee is hot. Because I have no patience, my thumb will continue to remind me of several failures throughout the day.
The end result is I have cleaned my coffee maker and I will shortly be sipping hot, delicious coffee.