Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Coffee Grinding is one of the most overlooked steps in the coffee making process. Over grinding and under grinding makes or breaks the boldness and richness taste that the coffee provides.
The importance of the perfect coffee grind
Each brewing method requires different coffee grind. The picture above shows the best coffee grinds to use on each coffee making machine.
Coarse ground coffee looks chunky. It is best suitable for a French Press or a Cold Brewer, since the contact time between the water and coffee is much longer.
This is the best grind to use for a Pour Over Coffee Brewer. Since there are many different pour-over brewers, each one will need a slightly different grind which you may need to experiment on until you find the best taste for you.
Siphon Coffee Maker requires a medium grind size closer to the filter size. You don't want the grinds to be too fine that they'll clog the filter. You don't want them to be too big neither as the flavor will be lacking since it is a quick brewing process.
A fine grind is similar to the size and feel of a sugar. For a Stovetop Espresso Maker, a fine grind is required because of the short time the coffee grind is in contact with water. Pressure builds up in the espresso maker which forces the water through the fine grinds.
EXTRA FINE GRIND
An extra fine grind resembles powdered sugar and is used for Turkish Coffee Maker which creates very strong coffee with fine grinds in it.
Not having the perfect grind for your coffee brewer? Not much of a problem!
You can further ground the coarse coffee (Premium Robusta Coarse Ground Coffee) or the coffee beans (Premium Robusta Coffee Beans) further into smaller pieces using a manual coffee grinder, food processor, mortar and pestle, etc. to achieve the right grind size for your existing coffee brewer.
TO SUM IT ALL UP!
The less time the water is in contact with the coffee grind, the finer the grind should be!