How to Prevent Under or Over Extraction?

Coffee extraction is the final, and one of the most important factors in determining whether your coffee tastes good, or not.

While the extraction process may seem like a simple and straightforward step, controlling the variables can result in a big improvement for your coffee.

If you want to brew the most flavourful and balanced tasting cup of coffee, here’s how to prevent under and over extraction.

What is Coffee Extraction?

Extraction occurs when water pulls out the flavours and aroma from coffee grounds. These flavours are made from a combination of the oils, sugar, and dissolved compounds that are present in coffee grounds.

The secret to perfecting coffee extraction lies in extracting the ideal amount of these flavours and aroma. Too much results in an over extracted and bitter brew. Too little and you will get an under extracted brew that tastes sour.

A lot of work goes into balancing the countless variables to extract a cup of deliciousness, but it’s well worth it. Here’s what a perfect cup of coffee tastes like.

Factors that Prevent Under or Over Extraction

Grind Size

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