My Coffee Looks Brown

by Metro Man
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)


QUESTION:


We brew Yuban or Folgers coffee in a Mr. Coffee brewer at work. After the coffee is brewed, it looks more brown than black--like liquid chocolate in the carafe and in my coffee cup. The coffee taste ok but could use more flavor. We've used 10 scoops for our 12 cup carafe, and tried using less, never more. Nothing seems to help the appearance or taste. I don't believe we were having this problem when the coffee maker was new. We've been using it for almost one year.
Suggestions?


ANSWER:

First, maybe add a couple more scoops of coffee to the filter basket and see if that helps.

If not, it may be time to get another coffee maker. If the brewer was making a better, stronger pot of coffee when you first got it, with the same amount of ground coffee per brew as you are using now, it may be a problem with the brewer’s thermostat.

In other words, if the temperature of the water is lower than it should be, then it won’t extract as much flavour from the coffee grinds.

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Apr 27, 2009
Reply
by: Metro Man

Annonymous: I'll try the 13-14 cups. I hope the coffee won't taste too strong.

Mark: We make 1-2 pots daily. Lately, it's been one.

Thank you both for your comments.

Apr 27, 2009
Retire your Mr. Coffee
by: Marc the Shark

You said this pot is being used in the office...how many pots per day are you making? It sounds to me like your Mr. Coffee might be burned out. Mr. Coffee isn't a commercial coffee maker and if you are making several pots per day like we did at my office then you should think about getting a better coffee maker.

Apr 27, 2009
listen
by: Anonymous

we are not experiencing a global coffee shortage, to wit,,

you need at least 13 scoopies,,or even 14 for a good hearty cup in a full 12 cup carafe for a richer texture and more depth........

they way your doing it your brewing TEA........

pistachio

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