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Coffee Log 03

05 Sep 2018

As planned, today I tried brewing with the lid closed and slightly fewer grounds in the filter. I was trying to isolate the factor responsible for yesterday’s more mild brew.

Today, it took 8:18” for the joe to start pouring out from the sprout, and about 20 seconds to fill the top chamber.

Review

I have to say I can’t quite put my finger on the flavor of this cup. I can only vaguely place it between day 1 and day 2’s brews in terms of bitterness. The aroma was similar to yesterday’s, but slightly stronger. Wherever it is this cups lies on the bitterness spectrum, I think it’s crossed just over the line of what I like, so I’m going to give it a 5.9/10.

The amount of grounds at the bottom of my mug this morning was perhaps the main redeeming quality of this brew – I found very few grounds sneaking into my last sip, perhaps even fewer than in yesterday’s cup.

Thoughts for Tomorrow

To complete my bitterness grid search, tomorrow I’ll brew my cup with a full filter compartment and an open lid. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep the heat consistent, but as yesterday showed, I may need to bump it from 4 to 6 at the end of the process to encourage the coffee up through the spout.


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