Why does my coffee taste stale, even when it's freshly brewed? I'm using a dece

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  1. kgnature profile image61
    kgnatureposted 8 years ago

    Why does my coffee taste stale, even when it's freshly brewed?  I'm using a decent enough coffee...

    pot - A Hamilton Beach Brew Station - and I've tried lots of different coffees.

  2. northweststarr profile image79
    northweststarrposted 8 years ago

    Do you wash your coffee pot? Don't, only rinse it with water.  Also the filter you use can affect the taste of the coffee.  Pay a couple bucks more for good filters and use distilled water to make your coffee with.

  3. profile image55
    Jay Hunterposted 8 years ago

    northweststarr is right.  The water is very important.  That will make the biggest difference in taste.  A gold filter should help, also. I prefer freshly ground coffee.  You can get a grinder cheap, and then just buy the whole beans.  But, I think the reason the coffee would taste stale is the water.

  4. kgnature profile image61
    kgnatureposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, guys.  I bet it's that I'm not cleaning good enough.  The part that holds the filter has a lot of small grooves in it and it's really hard to get between the ridges.  The dishwasher has died so I'm washing by hand sad

  5. futura profile image84
    futuraposted 8 years ago

    I find keeping your coffee beans or grains in the fridge or freezer also helps it keep it's freshness.

  6. USMCwifey09 profile image66
    USMCwifey09posted 8 years ago

    Im and ex-barista. There's four things to consider:
    -Clean water
    -Grind of coffee
    -proportion of coffee grounds to water
    -storage of grounds (air-tight container is best)


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