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Old 09-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #311
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I don't know if this works but my Mother said her Mother used to put a pinch of salt into the coffee pot to take away any bitterness.
I remember people used to put a bit of egg shell in with the coffee grounds to absorb off flavours.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #312
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I thought the egg shells helped settle the grounds.
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I thought the egg shells helped settle the grounds.
That's probably all the egg shells do, but I knew people who figured it helped on filter coffee. I don't remember if I ever tried it. If I did, I must not have been impressed.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #314
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I don't know if this works but my Mother said her Mother used to put a pinch of salt into the coffee pot to take away any bitterness.
This is true. I remember reading about this many years ago in an article about how different people taste things differently. Salt does reduce bitter flavors, and there's scientific proof!

Does Salt in Coffee Reduce Bitterness?
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #315
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I guess I'd have to add it to my cup. The Keurig system makes no provision for the addition of salt.
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Portuguese coffee is renowned for being wonderful. Turns out that they have a lot of calcium in their water and this improves the taste of coffee. The same beans used in the same type of espresso maker doesn't make as good a coffee outside of Portugal as it does in Portugal.
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Andy M. If you really wanted to put the salt in the Keurig system you could probably put in a pod. Close the lid, then open it back up before the hot water runs through it. There should be a small hole in the top of the pod. Simply sprinkle some salt in there then run the hot water. Just my .02
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Andy M. If you really wanted to put the salt in the Keurig system you could probably put in a pod. Close the lid, then open it back up before the hot water runs through it. There should be a small hole in the top of the pod. Simply sprinkle some salt in there then run the hot water. Just my .02
Thanks Chris. I thought of that but decided a quick sprinkle in the cup was easier.
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