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bdscott208
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Joined: 6 May 2013
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Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 8:18pm
Subject: Re: Slightly Sour Coffee
 

Hey!
New to the site, but not to coffee.. Anyways, to answer your question, a sour taste indicates an under extracted brew.  This is most seen in espresso where an under extracted shot puckers the lips.  I have found that the best way to take care of under extraction is by grinding finer, but that can be somewhat precarious with a press pot.  I think the best way to fix this is by simply brewing longer.  The blend may be intended to have some "higher notes,"  but a coffee will generally "mellow out" as it ages after roasting.  Another easy way to fix this is dosing lower with the same amount of water.  If you happen to have a scale, you could dose 1 gram of coffee to 16 grams of water.  I have found this to be a good starting point for most coffees.  Hope the advice helped out a little.
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