caffeinated-carp Although would covid make me taste only coffee in this way? Hmm..
Welcome to my world of the last 4 months 😅
Each day, I go between “I just don’t understand espresso” to “but it ‘has’ worked at times” to “maybe it’s something else I’ve missed” to “Must be covid affecting something” and back to “Nope - just me”.
I persist though, in the hope that one day I’ll find out.
I did visit a roastery, and had an espresso there, which tasted fine, and then managed to recreate at home just fine. So my current theory is a mix of both as mentioned before - I am affected, but it’s more that it makes the sweet spot much smaller - so acids are far more extreme on my tongue, and therefore any slight incorrect shot tastes much more one way or the other than it should.
I just need to pull perfect shots every time !
(and then the next day, the same settings taste different)
The reason for this thread is that I often taste sour and dry/hollow which I would think was both under and over extracted, which is possible with channeling, but I see absolutely no evidence of that, so 🤷🏻