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What To Do If Your Coffee Tastes Sour

From: msn.com

For something that most of us require every single day of our lives, it seems unfair that coffee should require a fairly complex chemical extraction process. Temperature, particle size, and extraction time are the main variables one has to keep in mind when brewing the stuff and—yes—changing these variables will affect the flavour.

If, for example, your coffee is sour, your initial reaction may be to blame the beans, but there are two other parameters you may want to try adjusting first. Our own Alice Bradley was having such an issue with some coffee she received from Atlas Coffee Club, so she reached out to the company to see what was up with that.

The company explained over email that sourness could a result of two things: not brewing it long enough and too fine a grind…

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