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Ancamo
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:51am
Subject: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

My Vario is calibrated to the macro lever at the top for espresso and I set the lever completely at the bottom for the bonavita. I've hear a lot of people complain that their vario would not grind coarse enough for coarse drip or French press. I'm wondering if that would be why I'm getting over extraction notes...

Her are the pictures, now they are not perfect shots technically but you should get an idea of the size...

What do you think?
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:19am
Subject: Re: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

Here is what my grounds look like for pour over/auto drip. These don't look much coarser than yours. I read somewhere that flat burrs designed for espresso grinding produce more fines which might be affecting the taste of your coffee even with what looks like an acceptable grind size.

These grounds in my photo are from beans I ran through a grinder with the Mazzer Mini burr set.

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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Ancamo
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 1:26pm
Subject: Re: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

Your grind looks just a little bit bigger but it may just be the pictures.....

I'll try to play with the ratios for now I guess... I usually do 60g coffee for 40 oz water.....
Thanks for your reply !!
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 4:58pm
Subject: Re: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

Ancamo Said:

Your grind looks just a little bit bigger but it may just be the pictures.....

I'll try to play with the ratios for now I guess... I usually do 60g coffee for 40 oz water.....
Thanks for your reply !!

Posted August 25, 2012 link

That dosage is awfully low. Try 71 grams (1.77g of coffee to 1oz of water). It's tasting over extracted because you're running too much water through too few grounds. Thus overextracting.
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 6:02pm
Subject: Re: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

You are I should have referred to the very detailed answer I received not too long ago about brew ratios before replying

I'll go read it again :-)

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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 6:52am
Subject: Re: Coarse enough for Bonavita?
 

I am wondering how coarse is really ideal for this machine as well.  The directions say to use coarsely ground coffee.
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