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Troubleshooting Bad Coffee (French Press)

Troubleshooting Bad Coffee   by Michael Allen Smith Beginners can make some mistakes early on that may result in less-than-optimal coffee. So first, start with some quality coffee. Below is a chart of some common press pot problems and my solution. PROBLEM SOLUTION Coffee Tastes Weak Most likely the grind is too coarse. Grind the coffee a little finer. Also make sure you are allowing the coffee to steep for 3-4 minutes. Coffee Tastes Bitter The coffee has been ground too fine. Next time use a coarser grind. Coffee Taste Too Strong Use a 3 minute steep. Don’t let the brewed coffee sit inside the glass beaker brewing. Move it from the press pot to a thermal container or just brew what...

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