debunix wrote:I have to call coffee the bigger evil, mostly because it smells so very very good but then tastes so very very awful. I've also had some really nice tea in bags on occasion, more often herbal tisanes, but not always. I received a bag of Hwang Cha from Hankook as a free sample with purchase some months back, made from a prize-winning batch of their tea, and it was quite lovely stuff. So even though I've had criminally nasty teas in bags, not all tea in bags is nasty, but all coffee is tainted by the bait-and-switch of the sweet smelling but bitter tasting beans.
I´m quite far from being bitter-phobic but very bitter coffee, like very bitter tea is a sign of over-extraction...often from bad brewing, bad roasting, bad grinding or all three.
And like tea some coffee is more bitter than others...but I suspect you might be able to enjoy a light-moderate roast brewed with the pour-over technique.