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The math of brewing a better espresso | Ars Technica

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Okay, I came for the science and the cool charts. But then reading this is just straight up heresy!

The real impact of this paper is that the most reproducible thing you can do is use less coffee,” said Hendon. If you use 15 grams instead of 20 grams of coffee and grind your beans coarser, you end up with a shot that runs really fast but tastes great. Instead of taking 25 seconds, it could run in 7 to 14 seconds. But you end up extracting more positive flavors from the beans, so the strength of the cup is not dramatically reduced. Bitter, off-tasting flavors never have a chance to make their way into the cup.”

7 seconds! Runs really fast? Stay away! 🚫

Posted on January 23, 2020

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