In terms of flavours, a good guide to follow;
If the coffee is too bitter = grind courser
If the coffee is too sour = grind finer
When deciding on grind size, it's important to relate it to the brew time. This is important as it can cause the coffee to taste too sour or bitter if you get it wrong. For example, an espresso takes about 30-40 seconds to brew, so a fine grind is needed as opposed to a drip coffee that requires about 3-4 mins to brew and can use a coarse grind size.
Longer brew = coarser grind size
Shorter brew = finer grind size
Not sure what grind size to go for? Worry not.
We've created a guide based on the brewing equipments and methods that are most commonly used.
Great if you have a coffee grinder
Espresso machine or Moka pot
Hario V60, Metal Dripper, Drip coffee machine
Coldbrew, French Press
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