If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly picking up and trying new coffees from a variety of roasters. But brewing new coffees can sometimes be a frustrating experience. One coffee-to-water ratio and grind setting might work great for your favorite beans, but result in a bitter, acidic cup with that new bag you recently picked up. You’re excited to try something different, but it takes some dialing in. Depending on the origin, process, and roast, a new bag of coffee might require a completely different recipe.
Our partners over at Barista Hustle created this handy brewed coffee compass to guide you in exploring new coffee flavors.
Whether you’re a coffee novice or looking to really hone your morning brew, this compass is a handy tool to play around with.
The Brewed Coffee Compass is very simple to use:
- Brew a coffee.
- Taste it.
- If you experience any negative flavors, find them on the map (left).
- Those flavors are now the center of the compass (right).
- Find the direction you need to travel in order to get back in the green.
- When you brew the next cup, do whatever that arrow says.
- Rinse and repeat.
Please note, this compass doesn’t:
- Work for espresso.
- Take into account that your coffee might be of poor quality or roasted badly.
- Care about brewing temperature. Just use boiling water.
May you hone your morning brew!