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Posted Sat Jul 27, 2013, 8:38am
Subject: Silt floating on top of coffee
 

So, this morning I poured a good ol' cup of Joe from my Auto-Drip machine. And I see this smokey looking stuff floating on top of my coffee. What Is this? Yes, I grind my own beans and heard  this "Silt"? Might mean too fine of a grind. It seems to go away once the coffee cools.

 
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Posted Sat Jul 27, 2013, 6:28pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

So, this morning I poured a good ol' cup of Joe from my Auto-Drip machine. And I see this smokey looking stuff floating on top of my coffee. What Is this? Yes, I grind my own beans and heard  this "Silt"? Might mean too fine of a grind. It seems to go away once the coffee cools.

Posted July 27, 2013 link

It sounds to me like what you are describing is the oils of the coffee that rise to he surface.
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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 1:19pm
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Yup.  Dark roast oils usually cause this. It's worse with french press.  Nothing to worry about tho.  It's all good taste. :)
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Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 8:14pm
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Well I'm using Light Roast coffee, so that seems unusual. But I'm not noticing It much so maybe whatever Is floating on top of the coffee Is just the oils and what not.

 
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