27 Sep 2018
Good Thursday morning to you all. Today I started my day with the expected light roast, which I brewed in my Moka Express set on a gas burner on medium heat (setting 5) and 2 and 2/3 Tbsp of coffee grounds. It took 3:17” for coffee to start pouring out into the top chamber, and 3:28” for the brew to complete.
Sooner than expected, we’ve come down to a grounds volume that allows flavors from the tap water to come through. It’s not as noticeable as our infamous 2 Tbsp brew, but I could tell from sip 1 that those notes were there.
I’ll say now what I said then, which is, it’s really not bad, it’s just, I want to be drinking something that’s more sure of its identity; something stronger. 6/10. At one point I suspected that the sweet-spot for grounds volume might be different for different roasts, but now I’m starting to think that it’s somewhere around 3.5 Tbsp.
I suppose I should test my suspicion that 3.5 Tbsp is our optimum, and make a pot with that.