Have you ever witnessed those comical movie moments where someone inadvertently confuses salt with sugar, leading to a hilariously exaggerated spit-take? While a mound of salt in your morning brew might provoke a similar reaction, the concept of salting coffee isn’t a mere concoction of fiction — and the logic behind it is quite insightful.

Interestingly, while a few aficionados might sprinkle a pinch of salt directly into their cup, others prefer introducing it to the coffee grounds before the brewing ensues. Both techniques have been percolating through coffee culture, with neither being deemed incorrect. The rationale permeating the practice of salting coffee pivots on the idea that salt, recognized as a bitterness mitigator, can beguile our palates and brains into disregarding the bitter nuances of the coffee.

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