Coffee Tastes Bad - How to fix . . .

Brewing coffee is a delicate process with many variables.
Trying to keep track of every minute detail in a pour-over can
be overwhelming, and it can be frustrating if something goes wrong.

Excellent craft coffee does not have to be difficult.

The temperature of the water can have a significant impact on the brewing process. Keeping your brewing equipment clean and fresh coffee beans is essential to ensure your cup of brew is always to your taste preference.

Bitter coffee commonly is factors like stale beans, too-fine grind also can produce a bitter flavor. Adding milk/sugar or maybe a small amount of salt perhaps will bring out the coffee’s natural flavor

The sour flavor is commonly caused by insufficient brewing time resulting in the under-extraction of the coffee or a course ground size. A quick fix is to adjust an extended brew time and finer ground size allowing the brewing to extract the optimal flavor.

A burnt flavor occurs if the beans are over roasted or an over-brewed coffee. Always keep the brew warm in a thermal to retain its flavor.

A dark roast with an overpowering smoky, ashy flavor can be a turnoff. The beans have been over-roasted (burnt). 

This concern is difficult to prevent since this roasting of the beans occurs outside of our control before they are made available for retail sale. Try looking for smaller batch roasts or lighter roasts.

read more: Four Questions and a cup of coffee


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