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Coffee Log 20

24 Sep 2018

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Exciting changes are afoot for the Coffee Log. Starting this past Saturday, I’ve been using my brand new Trader Joe’s light roast Arabica grounds. I was expecting to be able to make a direct comparison to the medium roast and proclaim definitively that I prefer one to the other, but to be honest, the flavor profiles of these two roasts are so different, it’s apples and oranges.

Coffee Log 19

21 Sep 2018

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Welcome to the casual Friday edition of Coffee Log. By casual Friday, I mean I didn’t do any strict measuring, and that there isn’t a whole lot to say about it. I finally used up the medium roast; the remainder of the bag filled the filter up most of the way, leaving maybe the width of three quarters between the top of the grounds mound and the lip of the filter. Brew time was ~3:20”.

Coffee Log 18

20 Sep 2018

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Today’s experiment was pretty casual. I used 4 round-ish tablespoons of grounds and set the burner to 6 (this was today’s independent variable). All in all, I had pretty unremarkable results, although, the brew time was nice and quick, taking just 3:13” to start dripping, and 3:41” to complete. I also didn’t have to deal with the high-energy explosions the low-grounds brews seem to cause.

Coffee Log 17

19 Sep 2018

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Relative to yesterday’s revelation, today’s cup of coffee wasn’t anything to call home about. If anything, it made me realize that I was, in fact, drinking coffee-flavored tea all along. An interesting note about these sub-3 Tbsp brews is how fast the top chamber fills once the coffee starts dripping (which is also pretty fast). Today it only took 15 seconds for the top chamber to fill; 3:36” to 3:51”.

Coffee Log 16

18 Sep 2018

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So I might be a crazy person, but I made my coffee today with half the amount of grounds I’ve been using for the past several days (2 rounded Tbsp), and it actually came out pretty well. It only took 3:24” to starting pouring out, and 3:49” to completely finish.

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