I think that comes from drip systems. The water is not hot enough for a good extraction, then after the swill sits on a burner for an hour, it is definately gut unfriendly. I couldnt drink it anymore either, so I switched over to more of a connesiours approach like Shawn (although not nearly as detailed). You make a one cup at a time, so its always fresh. The extraction is good, so the gut busting bitterness isnt present. The best thing is you dont end up drinking a whole pot of swill when one good cup will satisfy.