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Posted Mon Jun 4, 2012, 2:01pm
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I bought a sampler pack of coffee and find that it's sort of a light roast so it isn't to my taste in my french press. But I let it steep longer than the normal 4 minutes and it was better.

But I was wondering if people prefer to do that, or just increase the dose of coffee?
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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2012, 9:01am
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Gig103 Said:

I bought a sampler pack of coffee and find that it's sort of a light roast so it isn't to my taste in my french press. But I let it steep longer than the normal 4 minutes and it was better.

But I was wondering if people prefer to do that, or just increase the dose of coffee?

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My vote is to increase the dose. Steep too long & you'll extract more bitter flavors.

I'll usually brew some time between 4'-6' without too much undesireable change to the flavor. How much longer than 4' did you let it go?

Another option is to buy something darker & mix it with what you've got. That's what I'm doing with my current batch of FP beans.

 
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