pngboy Senior Member Joined: 24 Jun 2011 Posts: 34 Location: Harrisonburg Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012, 8:04am Subject: Re: Please critique this extraction
your grind definitely needs to be tightened up. looks like it could be a bit sour. Usually my best shots start out really slow with a couple drops the 1st 3-7 sec and then picks up more speed around 15 sec then I end the shot anywhere from 26-40 sec. I personally don't think a you can put put an average time like 27 sec for an extraction . I always get my best shots by just watching the extraction and stoping it as soon as it starts to get any blonde or looks 2 watery. If you were a barista you would want more of a formula but i routinely get better shots @ home than I normally ever get from so called good cafe's by doing the above. Experience will help you the most. Try pulling a fast shot then tighten up your dose and put about 18g or so and try to pull a really slow shot that is 34 sec plus before blonding. That will give you a good feel for the coffee and what you like then you can experiment with higher or lower temps and see what works best for that blend
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