espresso recipe:66/158 (0.386 g/ml)

Step 4

Make your coffee

Brew Guide
Grind Setting:326 μm
Temp:89 c
Flair 58 Temp:2
Ratio:2.2
Dose:20 g
VST Basket:20 g
Yield:44 g
Bar:7
Shot time:28 s
Cup size:220 ml or 7.4oz (white)
Bypass:12 ml
Steamed Milk:164 ml
Roast Level
Density Range:59 %
Drop Temperature:218 c
Roast Name:Medium/Breakfast
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Step 5

Taste it

Most of the time it will be right first try. Sometimes it will need adjustment.All you need to decide is:
  1. Is it too sour, like lemon. In this case you need to extract more.
  2. Is OK, you dont need to change anything. Some refer to this as the sweet spot, but coffee doesnt actually contain sugar so think of this as the calm between too sour and too bitter.
  3. Is it too bitter. All coffee is bitter to some extent but you can reduce the bitterness by extracting less.
Step 6

Adjustments

If the coffee is too sour
if the coffee is too bitter

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richard.c.mayston Solution Architect
Under-extracted coffee is sour, and over-extracted coffee is bitter. Different degrees of extraction are required for different roast levels, which correlate most strongly with density. The density.coffee recipe series is a practical tool that empowers you to navigate by taste and resolve sour or bitter coffee issues. It provides a full range of extraction tools for any method of coffee extraction, putting you in control of your coffee's flavor.

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