How do I find the right grind ?

How do I find the right grind?

Choosing the degree of grinding mainly depends on your preparation method. Basically, the finer the grind, the shorter the contact time with the water. The degree of grinding and the contact time with the water therefore influence each other. If the grind is too fine, the coffee will quickly become bitter and strong.

Is expired coffee harmful?

In Germany it is allowed to indicate a minimum durability of 2 years on coffee beans. One can be relatively sure that a coffee (whole beans) is still drinkable even after 1-2 years after the expiry date.

What do bad coffee beans look like?

Mold: After harvesting and processing, the coffee beans are dried. If care is not taken to ensure even drying, mold can form. This can be recognized by the dark spots.

What to do if coffee is too watery?

The coffee tastes watery If the coffee does not have enough aroma, this may be due to the incorrect amount of coffee powder. Don't underuse - count on about six to eight grams per cup.

How do I set the degree of grinding correctly?

The darker the beans, the coarser the machine should be set. So if you have beans that are more the color of light milk chocolate, set the degree of grinding clearly within the possible range in the "fine" range, with almost black beans almost all the way to the other end "coarse".

What balances bitter substances in coffee?

Incidentally, a dash of milk in the coffee makes the bitter substances more tolerable and contributes to the enjoyment of the coffee.

Why does my coffee taste watery?

If your coffee tastes watery, this can indicate too little coffee or too much water. Conversely, if there is too much coffee and not enough water, it can happen during brewing that not all the aromas are released from the ground coffee.

How does the degree of grinding affect the coffee?

If the grind is too fine, the water will flow through the filter too slowly and the coffee will be bitter. If the degree of grinding is too coarse, the water flows too quickly and can hardly release any aromas.

Are bitter substances in coffee harmful?

In general, bitter substances are not harmful to health, but even have positive effects. They can, for example, have a stimulating effect on digestion and, as natural fat burners, help with weight loss. However, the bitter substances in coffee can also attack the stomach in large quantities.

Why does my coffee taste sour?

The ideal temperature for your coffee water is 92°C - 96°C for most types of preparation. If your water is cooler than 85°C, the coffee will taste watery to sour. Depending on the temperature of the water, different aromas are released from the coffee.

Which degree of grinding should be set for fully automatic coffee machines?

With most fully automatic machines, the degree of grinding can be adjusted on a small wheel near the bean compartment. In our experience, neither as fine as possible nor as coarse as possible is the best choice, but rather the middle with a tendency towards a little finer.

What to do with bitter coffee?

If the water is hotter or even boiling, the coffee will be bitter. If the water is colder, the coffee will be watery and taste sour. So let the water cool down in the kettle for about a minute before you use it to brew the coffee.

What to do if coffee is watery?

The coffee tastes watery If the coffee does not have enough aroma, this may be due to the incorrect amount of coffee powder. Don't underuse - count on about six to eight grams per cup.

Which degree of grinding for fully automatic machines?

With most fully automatic machines, the degree of grinding can be adjusted on a small wheel near the bean compartment. In our experience, neither as fine as possible nor as coarse as possible is the best choice, but rather the middle with a tendency towards a little finer.

Which setting for the fully automatic coffee machine?

Set the coffee machine grind as fine as possible. The brewing temperature of the fully automatic machine should be 93 degrees Celsius for RAUWOLF coffees. The following applies to the amount of coffee: the more, the stronger the coffee tastes and with the fully automatic machine this means selecting the maximum amount of coffee in the settings.

What to do if coffee is too thin?

Solution 1: Set the grinder finer You should first try to set the grinder finer. If there is no change in the taste of the coffee even with the finest setting, the grinder or regulator is not working properly.

What is the difference between coarse and fine ground coffee?

The subtle difference Quite simply: finely ground coffee gives the water more surface area and thus develops its aromas more quickly than coarse powder. A fine grind is therefore suitable for short preparation times, while a coarse grind is more suitable for long brewing times, such as in a sieve pot.

Why doesn't the coffee smell like coffee anymore?

Ground coffee loses its aroma faster than average. Since the coffee then often no longer tastes good, it is best not to use pre-ground coffee at home. The aroma of freshly ground beans not only smells good in your kitchen but also makes your coffee better.

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