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rotuts

@jackmash

 

this is such a complicated question , that I paused before answering.

 

what you like , and dislike , might not be the same thing for someone else.   this is important

 

go to Sweet marias and roam around ;

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/search/espresso/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/espresso-choosing-the-right-coffee-for-espresso/

 

the last article is a good one to point out different blends offer different tastes

 

I use a bottom-less portafilter

 

the thickness of the stream tells me exactly what my cup is going to taste like

 

if the stream is too thin , either from too fine a grind , or too much pressure in the tamp

 

its going to be a very bitter cup.

 

using the same beans , a very slightly coarser grind , very very slight , and the right tamp will give me a perfect cup

 

it also took me a long time to realize , as Tom from SM states :  espresso is better at a lighter roast than the darker i prefer for drip.

 

so Id think about the roast you are using , both the bean blend , and the roasting level

 

and the grind and tamp.

 

and go from there

 

a P.S.:  with the perfect bean blend // roost level  that suits your taste

 

you can get a Perfect Cup , but you can also get a terribly bitter cup if the density of the coffee puck is too dense

 

ie Grind + tamping leads to to slow an extraction.

 

and if the grind is too coarse and the tamp is too light :  you get a fast extraction and a very mediocre cup

 

its less important the gms / puck than the extraction rate for each puck

 

it takes practice.

rotuts

rotuts

@jackmash

 

this is such a complicated question , that I paused before answering.

 

what you like , and dislike , might not be the same thing for someone else.   this is important

 

go to Sweet marias and roam around ;

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/search/espresso/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/espresso-choosing-the-right-coffee-for-espresso/

 

the last article is a good one to point out different blends offer different tastes

 

I use a bottom-less portafilter

 

the thickness of the stream tells me exactly what my cup is going to taste like

 

if the stream is too thin , either from too fine a grind , or too much pressure in the tamp

 

its going to be a very bitter cup.

 

using the same beans , a very slightly coarser grind , very very slight , and the right tamp will give me a perfect cup

 

it also took me a long time to realize , as Tom from SM states :  espresso is a lighter roast than the darker i prefer for drip.

 

so Is think about the roast you are using , both the bean blend , and the roasting level

 

and the grind and tamp.

 

and go from there

 

a P.S.:  with the perfect bean blend // roost level  that suits your taste

 

you can get a Perfect Cup , but you can also get a terribly bitter cup if the density of the coffee puck is too dense

 

ie Grind + tamping leads to to slow an extraction.

 

and if the grind is too coarse and the tamp is too light :  you get a fast extraction and a very mediocre cup

 

its less important the gms / puck than the extraction rate for each puck

 

it takes practice.

rotuts

rotuts

@jackmash

 

this is such a complicated question , that I paused before answering.

 

what you like , and dislike , might not be the same thing for someone else.   this is important

 

go to Sweet marias and roam around ;

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/search/espresso/

 

https://legacy.sweetmarias.com/library/espresso-choosing-the-right-coffee-for-espresso/

 

the last article is a good one to point out different blends offer different tastes

 

I use a bottom-less portafilter

 

the thickness of the stream tells me exactly what my cup is going to taste like

 

if the stream is too thin , either from too fine a grind , or too much pressure in the tamp

 

its going to be a very bitter cup.

 

using the same beans , a very slightly coarser grind , very very slight , and the right tamp will give me a perfect cup

 

it also took me a long time to realize , as Tom from SM states :  espresso is a lighter roast than the darker i prefer for drip.

 

so Is think about the roast you are using , both the bean blend , and the roasting level

 

and the grind and tamp.

 

and go from there

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