Adjusting espresso shot taste

Does your shot taste balanced; are the sweetness, acidity, and roasty flavors in proportion?

  • If the balance of the shot is good, but the flavors are not to your liking, you need to change coffee.
  • If the flavors are to your liking, but their balance is wrong, you can fix it by changing dose and grind. This can fix¬†the shot tasting too bland, too in your face, too sour, or too bitter, etc.