Why Can't I Make Good Coffee??
okay, this is my cry for help:
why does my coffee taste so acrid and bitter?
i follow the standard recipe of 1 tbsp freshly ground coffee per 6 ounces of water (which is posted all over the web and which my favorite barista told me), and no matter what i try, my boyfriend spits it out and i can hardly drink it.
i have a permanent gold filter, a french press and a kitchenaid coffee maker and it all ends up about the same. i think i'm jinxed. i buy fair trade organic beans, but i used to buy the same beans my favorite coffee house in oregon had, and their brew and mine couldn't be more different.
is it something in the water or the temperature of the water that i use? i'm a bit of a coffee snob and it really pains me that i can't get the body and flavor i enjoy...much less, decent coffee. plus, i'm trying to save money. help!