Choosing the Right Coffee Grind Size
The way you grind your coffee has a huge effect on the way it tastes. If your coffee is ground too fine, however, the coffee can be over-extracted and bitter. The ideal fineness (or coarseness) of your ground coffee depends mainly on what type of brewing method you are going to use.
Types Of Coffee Grinds
Coarse- Distinct large bulky grounds of coffee, much like heavy grained kosher salt.
Medium – the coffee feels and looks much like beach sand.
Fine – Smooth to the touch and a little finer than sugar and table salt.
Extra Fine – Finer than sugar, but not quite powdered.
Turkish – The finest grind yet which looks like flour.
Grind Size versus Brewing Method
|Grind Size||Brewing Method|
|Coarse Grind||· French Press (press or plunger pot)· Toddy Makers (cold brew method)· Vacuum Coffee Maker· Percolater|
|Medium Grind||· Drip Makers with flat bottom filters (like Bunn, Newco, Fetco)|
|Fine Grind||· Pourover Cones· Vacuum Pots· Siphon Brewers· Moka Pots|
|Extra Fine||· Espresso Machines – pump or steam|
|Turkish||· Ibrik· Cezve· Briki· Mbiki
· Toorka Coffee Makers