Bitter coffee happens. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.
Some people (aliens) enjoy the taste of bitter joe, and we accept them, because we love and accept everyone, but… it’s gross. Sorry.
Thankfully, there’s a solution, and it’s probably sitting in a tiny packet at the bottom of your purse, in your desk drawer, or on the kitchen counter. It’s not tissues. It’s not hand sanitizer (plz don’t put hand sanitizer in your coffee). It’s salt.
VinePair reports that adding a pinch of salt to your coffee can cancel out any bitterness. You can add it to the grounds of a too-strong-type of coffee before brewing, or straight into an already poured cup.
Alton Brown recommends adding a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt to every six tablespoons of grounds, especially if you’re making coffee with tank-stored water (like, at work, for example) that can often make the coffee taste stale.
If you’re up for the challenge, you’ve got nothing to lose. Except maybe $4, Starbs can get pricey. Just make sure you don’t add too much.
That’ll just make it taste like dirty ocean water, and who likes dirty ocean water?! NO ONE. Good luck, and godspeed.
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