Coffee Grinding Tips
How fine should I grind my coffee?
Adjusting the strength of my ground coffee
Grinding your own coffee is a giant leap forward if you want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Similar to other things FRESH IS ALWAYS BETTER. Aside from the great aromas and taste obtained from freshly ground coffee, you can also control the grind size. This will have a huge impact on the flavour.
If you find that your coffee is too strong, try reducing the brewing time by making the grind coarser or using less coffee for the same amount of water. If you find that the coffee is too weak or watery, try making the coffee grind finer by adding more coffee for every cup being brewed or increase the brew time.
Why grind fresh?
Carbon dioxide creates carbonic acid in the cup which is unpleasantly astringent. Grinding increases degassing. If you grind coffee and leave it open to the air more flavours and aromas will be lost. When coffee loses gasses, it can create a flat brew and taste stale. If you want to get the most flavourful coffee possible, we recommend buying your beans whole. Grinding is a crucial yet overlooked component of the brewing process.
How does the grind size effect the coffee?
In general, if you brew coffee that is ground too coarse, the coffee can be under-extracted (weak) and less flavourful. If your coffee is ground too fine, the coffee can be over-extracted and bitter. Small changes in grind size can drastically affect the taste of your final brew.