View Full Version : Fresh roast seems "hollow"

01-04-2013, 08:22 AM
Hey guys, haven't been around in a while. How have you guys been? I'm trying a new local roaster and I want to like what he has. The coffee has weight in mouth, great brew aroma and almost no flavor. I know I'm drinking coffee, I smell that it's coffee. It just tastes like hot water. I don't have this problem with other roasters (local or otherwise). What am I missing or what is he missing? Anything I can look into?

Blak Smyth
01-04-2013, 08:26 AM
How is it prepared? French Press?

01-04-2013, 10:55 AM

01-04-2013, 11:09 AM
I'm going to ask the same thing, how was it prepared. I've made coffee in a drip that tasted like aromatic hot water and used the SAME coffee in my stove top not espresso espresso pot and it was rich and good. Speaking of I've got a killer craving for some Cafe Bustelo in the stove top pot.

01-09-2013, 08:26 AM
You guys hit the nail on the head. Making it in the drip machine (communial office industrial thing) is hollow. In the french press it was fine. I also found the office drip machine was running cool as well.