So I did a little tasting experiment… : Coffee


In the quest of trying to understand how the different tastes of coffee come from different variables of the brewing process, I figured I would do a little experiment.

The question:

Does the taste (aroma, sweetness etc.) of the coffee change during the brewing process?

Recipe:

Quite simply, I made a standard Pour Over brew into five different cups.

30g of coffee for a total of 500 ml water.

The first cup received 60 ml for the bloom, then another 100 ml. I then moved the filter to the next cup, filtered 100 ml, and so on. The fifth cup godt the “leftover” 40 ml for a total of 500 ml for the entire brew:

r/Coffee - So I did a little tasting experiment...

Five cups, one brew

Findings:

To my big surprise, there was zero difference in the aroma, bitterness and fruitiness of the coffee between all five cups! The only difference was the strength of the coffee:

The strength of the first cup was considerable, while the strength of the last cup was almost non-existent. However, the flavour profile and composition was identical between all cups.

TLDR: If you are in a hurry, you may choose to stop the brew when there is still water in the filter. You will get a stronger, slightly smaller cup, but the flavours are pretty much the same.

What do you guys think? Has anyone else tried something similar? I would love to hear about it!



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