Let’s delve into the sometimes confusing subject of what grind size is and why it is important with 'Grinding It Out: Our Coffee Grind Guide'.
If you own a grinder, hoorah! It’s worth the investment. But if you don't, we recommend only our favourite, tried and tested hand and electric grinders, available in our store right now. But rest assured, we can also supply our coffee freshly ground to your needs.
The important thing to know when grinding your coffee - for us and for you - is how you will brew it as this will change what grind size you will need to have your coffee ground to. You may know already, freshly ground coffee tastes better and the correct sized grounds and their consistency makes a huge difference to the taste of your coffee.
Grind Size Guide (free)
Popular Brew Methods: The Technical Stuff
French Press / Cafetière
This requires the coarsest grind you will likely use to brew coffee, it produces a wonderful deep cup of flavour. However, if you prefer your coffee with much more body and kick, copy the AeroPress grind (experimentation is encouraged!)
Here the grind size affects flavour more radically than other brew methods. If your coffee tastes flat and a bit uninteresting, try going a touch coarser with your grind.
I often think of this method as hybrid between a French Press and filter. Here is the largest jump between our brew methods and the grind gets much finer.
The old Italian favourite, and temptation here is to go as fine as you can. Do it. Go as fine as you can, going fine is normally a challenge on your home grinder. Try and taste. You may have hit gold first time, but if it is too bitter, on your next grind, try taking it down a few notches. You should find yourself hitting the jackpot.
How to Order Our Ground Coffee
When you choose to buy ground coffee beans from us, we give you a simple 3 grind sizes, so you can either chose to buy whole beans (to grind yourself), or order your beans ground fine, medium or coarse.
Using the free chart above, you should be able to get a good idea of which would be best for you, depending on how you make your coffee. Let us know if you need more help using the chat option on our website!
Happy Coffee Day.