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Ritual beans - trouble brewing?

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Ritual beans - trouble brewing?

sugartoof | Jun 8, 2009 01:18 AM

Anyone else finding it increasingly difficult to get coffee out of Ritual's beans?

I've tried two sets of beans this month with really poor results, and while I normally like Ritual, these beans just do not appear to be roasted for home brewing.

After experimenting with different grinds, a fine grind managed to work in a french press so that it at least looks like coffee, but once poured, it's extremely weak with a separation of water at the top of the cup. It's even worse than their normal tea style roast, and adding a splash of milk dilutes it to the point where I'm basically drinking tinted caffeinated water. Not only that, the flavors are flat, and sour. I've added more scoops, let it sit longer, played with the water temp, but nothing works. Is there some magic trick to save these beans?

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