bitter coffee yuk

design&coffee

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May 25, 2005
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I have been having problems with brewing. no matter the bean, my coffee has been very bitter of late. I have a cuisineart drip maker, and i generally grind the beans the night before, let thim sit in the hopper all night, and flip on the switch in the morning.

I use brita purified water, and have even tried taking out the charcoal fliter from my maker. I clean the maker once a month w/vinegar and run 2 karafs of water through it afterward. I get my beans from a local roaster

any ideas?

and could anyone describe the proper grind density my beans should be at for a drip coffe maker? how big are the grinds?
 

topher

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Aug 14, 2003
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You shouldn't grind you coffee the night before....do this...grind your coffee and let it sit for a couple of hours...smell it..it will smell flat. Coffee does not do will when left out in the open. Grind it and brew it as quickly as possible :wink:
 
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