Use Salt to Remove the Bitterness in Coffee
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If you're looking to remove the bitter taste of your coffee and a mellow out its flavor profile, then the best way to do that is by simply adding salt to your coffee. This is a method that has been used by certain restaurants, and although it may seem daunting to put salt in your cuppa Joe, it is actually quite effective. It is pretty obvious that when you're cooking, you can use salt to enhance the flavor of any dish. You may have also noticed that when you eat salty foods with your coffee, the flavor itself can have a more nutty taste. That is partially due to the salt on your palette when you are enjoying your coffee.
When you are looking to enjoy the best cup of coffee out there, there should be absolutely no bitterness in the flavor. Even when you are doing your best to brew an amazing Java specimen, there still may be times when it comes out with more bitterness than you're hoping for. All you have to do is add a pinch of salt to your cup of coffee, and it will neutralize the flavor of bitterness immediately. Another way to effectively make sure that you have no bitterness in your coffee is to brew your coffee grounds with about 1/8 of a teaspoon of salt per serving. You can then add your water and brew it through the filter as normal, and you will notice that there is absolutely no taste of salt or bitterness at all. If you do decide not to brew your coffee grounds with salt added, then all you have to do to remedy any bitter taste that may come out is to add salt directly to your mug. The salt will actually easily dissolve because of the heat of your drink and completely neutralized any edge within the flavor of your coffee.
Another thing that you may want to know is that if you are experiencing consistent bitterness in your coffee brewing, then you may need to clean and descale at your machine since the buildup of oils from the coffee grinds can make your final product very bitter. Also, if you are not using filtered or distilled water, then that is something that you need to change immediately because it will not only dramatically affect the taste of your Java, but it will also keep it from becoming bitter if your tap water has a high amount of chlorine in it. You may also want to try darker roast types if you are experiencing too much bitterness in your coffee brewing to see if the deeper textures and notes will give you the taste that you are looking for. Most of the time coffee bitterness does unexpectedly come from the grind of your coffee being too fine so that the water saturates the grounds for too long. You can try tweaking how you grind your coffee to a slightly coarser texture so that it will not have a bitter taste as a result. Regardless, if you ever happen to come upon a bitter cup of Joe at any time in your life, you can use the simple salt trick to neutralize and revitalize your delicious cup of coffee instantly!