Troubleshooting Your Coffee Brew: A How-To

Is your coffee not tasting like it should? Well, you're astute. The first step is to be able to notice that. Now what we want to do is to guide you to fixing it. Let's make the perfect cup of coffee! Follow our troubleshooting steps.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

Under extracted - The coffee may taste sour, lacking sweetness and

with little to no mouthfeel. This is because it did not pull enough

solubles from the coffee grounds.

Solutions if Sour taste: Under extracted

1. Brew for more time (to allow the coffee more time to extract)

2. Use finer grounds (to speed up the overall extraction speed)

3. Adjust brew ratio

Over extracted - The coffee may taste bitter with an astringent mouthfeel.

This is because too many solubles are pulled from the coffee

grounds.

Solutions if Too bitter: Over extracted

1. Brew for less time (to stop the extraction earlier)

2. Use more coarse grounds (to slow down the overall extraction speed)

3. Adjust brew ratio

Boring and dull taste, can be a number of things - either:

1. Over extracted - try extracting less

2. Poor water quality - try using filtered water

3. Dirty equipment - Give it a good cleaning

4. Inconsistent sizes - Ensure you’re using a good burr grinder

5. Stale - Try not use coffee that is older than 1 month

 

**To fix your brew, be sure to change only one variable at a time**


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