Why does my coffee tastes bitter than usual and what can I do about it?

Why does my coffee tastes bitter than usual and what can I do about it?

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  1. The quantity of coffee used has a strange effect on the taste. Use a little more coffee than usual when you brew the next pot. You may find that a little extra eliminates the bitter taste.

  2. Use filtered water , the water that is used is the foundation of how your coffee will taste ( also , CLEAN your coffee making device THOROUGHLY
    and on a regular basis 🙂

  3. In my experience, coffee may taste bitter because of one or more of the following reasons:
    Beans not preserved properly
    Roasted at inappropriately high temperature and/or roasted for longer time, or if roasted on low temperature – roasting for too long.
    Decoction may be prepared using excessively hot water.
    You may be using less water and/or milk.
    In my experience, you should use the ratio of 1 gram(soluble instant coffee) : 133 ml of fluid for best taste.
    If you use only water but no milk, the taste may be more bitter. Hence you may need to dilute it further.
    The more bitter the coffee feels, the more sugar you may need, in case you want sugar in your coffee.

  4. The quality of the bean, age since roasted, water temperature, steeping time, and the time consumed (after brewing) are all important factors.
    Here’s what I do, based on some research:
    Using a cooking thermometer, cool boiling water to 185–195 degrees, then add to a freshly ground fine ground (I use an Aeropress). Stir for 10 seconds and then steep the coffee for 30 seconds(up to 3 minutes, depending on the coarseness of your grind). Drink within 20 minutes and that is about as good as it gets!

  5. What are you doing differently?
    Variables that affect bitterness include the coffee you pick, the way it is roasted, the way it is brewed (coffee to water ratio, grind size, water temp).
    I’m glad that you are seeking out non-bitter coffee instead of just assuming that coffee is bitter and pouring some caramel spice coffee creamer in it.


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