To help save trees in a meager way, I use a gold coffee filter instead of paper filters. The gold filter, however, lets thru the finest grains. This results in my coffee being slightly thicker, before the suspended grains settle down on the bottom of the mug. But, I have gotten used to it, and besides, it reminds me of the traditional Turkish coffee.
Coffee tasseography, the reading of one's fortune from the patterns created by the coffee residue left on the bottom of his/her fincan, the small traditional mugs used for Turkish coffee, was routinely practiced in Turkey. However, I don't think anyone took his/her fortune told from wet coffee grounds seriously; this was done more for amusement than for serious future planning.
Nevertheless, when I noticed this pattern on the bottom of my mug recently, I was convinced that I was destined to visit a mountainous country, perhaps Nepal to climb the Himalayas, and started packing. But my wife took a peek at the bottom of my mug and predicted instead that I was going to buy a double humped camel. These conflicting interpretations created confusion and put everything on hold.
We are now waiting for the future to unfold itself in a more conventional way, a second at a time.