Brew temperature preferences for decaf coffee

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jedovaty

#1: Post by jedovaty »

Hi:
Just wondering what your preferences are for brew temp when using decaf (as espresso). I'm further curious to see if there's a correlation with the type of decaf process and brew temp, too.

I've been experimenting and not sure what I like yet.

Bonus variable.. preinfusion time of decaf with a lever, if there are preferences. So many variables.

Thank you for any thoughts on this.

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baldheadracing
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#2: Post by baldheadracing »

I pull decaf and un-decaf :D daily, and I do not change temperature or pre-infusion, etc., for decaf in and of itself. Grind setting is the only thing that changes as decaf beans are physically different from normal beans.

I pretty much only change temperature to accommodate differences in roast level.
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