How to Know if Your Coffee is Under or Over-Extracted?

You try your best daily to brew that perfect cup of coffee, striving for just the right amount of sweetness, acidity, boldness, and flavor. Simply put, you want a balanced cup of coffee. Well, understanding more about coffee extraction will help you achieve your goal. First, we need to answer the question, …

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Differences Between Light, Medium, and Dark Roast Coffee

A common question I hear concerning coffee is, “What’s the difference between the three main coffee roasts?” There’s a lot of misconception about what the roasts actually mean. So today, we’re going to answer this very important question. Roast level significantly impacts how coffee tastes. In light roasts, the natural flavors are …

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Why Does Coffee Taste Stale?

We all love sipping on a fresh cup of coffee; some may say it soothes our souls. But there are those times when you’re faced with the unwanted flavors of a stale-tasting cup of coffee. What makes your coffee taste stale? Stale coffee is the result of oxidation, a chemical reaction that …

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What to do if Your Coffee Tastes Burnt?

When that alarm sounds in the morning, there’s nothing like those first sips of steaming coffee to get you started. But when those sips present you with a burnt taste, it will surely put a damper on your morning and quite possibly your entire day. So, this begs the question: Why does …

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What to do if Your Coffee Tastes Sour

Have you recently taken a sip of coffee only to find out that it tastes sour? Coffee can have many different attributes and flavors, but sour isn’t necessarily one that is desired. A great-tasting cup of coffee usually has a balance of different flavors and qualities that complement one another. Sour-tasting coffee …

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How to Tell If Your Coffee Beans Have Gone Bad 

You live for the aroma of coffee beans in the morning, but today, the beans just didn’t smell as fragrant and rich as they should have. If anything, they smell sort of nasty. Have your coffee beans gone bad? How can you tell? Here’s how to confirm whether your coffee beans are …

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