May 20, 2024

What is the Best Type of Grind for My Brew?

The type of coffee grind you need for your coffee brewer depends on the type of coffee maker you are using. In general, there are four main types of coffee grinds:

  1. Coarse grind: Coarse grind is best suited for french press and a steeping-style method. The large, chunky grind allows for optimal extraction of the coffee’s flavor and produces a full-bodied cup of coffee.
  2. Medium grind: Medium grind is a versatile grind that can be used for a variety of coffee makers, including drip-style coffee makers and pour-over. The medium-sized grind allows for a balanced extraction of flavor and produces a well-rounded cup of coffee.
  3. Fine grind: Fine grind is best suited for coffee makers that use an espresso-style brewing method, such as an espresso machine or a stovetop coffee maker. The fine, powdery grind allows for a high level of extraction and produces a strong, concentrated cup of coffee.
  4. Extra fine grind: Extra fine grind is typically only used for Turkish-style coffee, which is brewed using a very fine grind and a special brewing method. The ultra-fine grind allows for a high level of extraction and produces a strong, thick cup of coffee.

In general, it is important to match the grind size to the brewing method in order to get the best-tasting cup of coffee. Coarse grind is best for french press, medium grind is versatile, fine grind is best for espresso-style brewing, and extra fine grind is only used for Turkish-style coffee.

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Grinding Coffee for espresso at Katz Coffee Lobby
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