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Posted Thu Jun 20, 2013, 1:32pm
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It comes out very watery tasting. No body, sweetness or taste. Almost like hot water with a hint of coffee. I'm doing everything right and then some. I'll try the other stuff. I'm hoping my Bunn will perform better...I think It will. You might be right about my taste preferences and how It might not work well for me. We'll see. Oh and yes I steep for 6 minutes. I plunge right as the timer hits 6:00 and I don't believe I see any grounds floating towards the screen. What do you mean by allowing the bloomed coffee to float on the brew water? I might be guilty of that...

 
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 6:04am
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So, try +2 on my grinder and still steep for 6 minutes as normal for my french press? Ill give that
a try this morning. Ill check sometime about the burr clash. And you want me to  use grind setting -2 or 0 for auto drip then? That was what I was using when I first got It lol


UPDATE: I tryed using +2 on my grinder for my french press. I didn't end up drinking the coffee because I thought that It was going to be bad...lol The grounds at the bottom where imprinted with the filter (The grounds took the shape of the filter, you get It?) and there was a lot of sludge and the grounds looked nasty...Hard to explain really. This french press has been kinda a pain in my butt. Hoping my new coffee maker will do a better job, witch I know It will. Here Is a look at my french press brewing technique and how I make It.


  1. Fill two kettles with filtered water (One for brewing and one for preheating...I know kinda stupid haha)

2.Throw some hot water In my french press and my thermos.

  1. Measure out beans and wait for the water too cool then I grind them.

  2. After I fully add 900 grams of water too 55 grams of coffee I stir at 1:00 and then cover with a small plate because I cannot put the plunger In very well.

5.Plunge the coffee at 6:00 and I usually finish the plunge at 6:20 or more due to resistance. And then I will let the settlement settle for 45 seconds.


Any idea's for a better technique? Better ratio? Anything? :D

 
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 9:25am
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Well, I can say I've had Starbucks pour over coffee before. They do not know at all how to do It correctly.  They only seem to do that at the Target by me when they aren't brewing the dark roast coffee :/ I'll try the +2 again and forget about the sludge and nasty looking grinds at the bottom :D When you said "The strike temperature (if below 205F, above which it may cause bitterness) doesn't affect the equilibrium strength, it just changes the time it takes to reach it, but as long as there's sufficient heat (strike temperature >180F) it will reach equilibrium definitely by 6 minutes" What temperature of the water do I need then...? Sorry just making sure I understand...

 
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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 9:53am
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Well, I can say I've had Starbucks pour over coffee before. They do not know at all how to do It correctly.  They only seem to do that at the Target by me when they aren't brewing the dark roast coffee :/ I'll try the +2 again and forget about the sludge and nasty looking grinds at the bottom :D When you said "The strike temperature (if below 205F, above which it may cause bitterness) doesn't affect the equilibrium strength, it just changes the time it takes to reach it, but as long as there's sufficient heat (strike temperature >180F) it will reach equilibrium definitely by 6 minutes" What temperature of the water do I need then...? Sorry just making sure I understand...

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Starbucks definitely does not do pourover well (at least the one in Manchester Connecticut ... yes they should be shamed).  The "barista" poured all the water at once in the cone, and the grind was WAY too coarse.  I refused the drink and then instructed her how it should be done.  She still screwed it up by pouring way too rapidly and the grind was still too coarse.  Never again.

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Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:13am
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The barista that made my coffee (Two different people) Scooped some coffee out of a coffee container and used a measuring cup to pour water In. Unsure of the grind though. And one time the person poured water from the tower into the cup and waited forever to use the water. It was probably to cool to use. She didn't use It right away because they were busy.


UPDATE: Oh and I just weighed out 1130 grams of water for my Bunn coffee maker for that ratio you gave me. It doesn't fill up to the "8" If I use 1180 then that's okay. Any idea's for a better ratio around that amount of water?

 
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