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Bad tasting coffee

I'm having problems getting my sunbeam coffee maker to make great tasting coffee. I'm trying to make it so I can drink my coffee practically black instead of having to load it up with cream and sugar to make it palatable. It tastes burnt if I make it the correct strength and it tastes weak/watered down when I try to make it weaker then the recommended strength.

I'm using a reusable metal filter (gold color) because my local area doesn't carry the brown paper filters I love anymore. I'm not sure if its the filter because it was the same issue - just not as bad with the paper filters.

I know its not the coffee being stale because my cupboards are chilly (old style & lack of insulation so its cold) and I always seal the containers well.

My mother has a different coffee machine (the kind with metal coffee pot), she uses brown paper cone filters, the same coffee pretty much as I do, and tap water.

I've tried using filtered water. It doesn't help.

Any ideas on how to make my coffee taste better? I really don't want to have to buy a new coffee maker or resort to the old fashioned method of making coffee if I don't have to.

Please help if you're able. I'm getting really frustrated with bad tasting coffee. :(

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    harvestsun Jan 12, 2009

    I'll try descaling my machine and see if that helps and I'll post the result.

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Tell what does it taste like is it to hot burn let me now but i would descale it first not with venagar but with coffee maker descaler start with that and let me now what the taste

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