To bring out the full flavours and aromas of your perfect cup of coffee, we recommend grinding freshly roasted Bespoke Beans in your own home or office.
However, achieving the perfect texture and consistency, can certainly be a challenge when grinding coffee beans yourself.
Here are a few reasons why the texture and consistency of the ground is so important:
Grounds that are too coarse:
Using grounds that are too coarse will prevent you from extracting the full flavour profile off the coffee beans, resulting in a cup that tastes salty, acidic, or sour.
Grounds that are too fine:
On the other hand, using grounds that are too fine, results in over-extraction. This leads to overpowering and unpleasant coffee, which tastes bitter and completely without character and flavour.
To maximize the aroma and flavour of every cup of coffee, please read the following guidelines:
There are two main types of grinders, namely blade and burr. However, it’s important to take note of their differences:
Although this grinder very effectively chops coffee beans, the chopping motion causes the bean particles to be course and inconsistent.
But, this chopping motion causes the coffee’s texture to be coarse and the particle sizes inconsistent.
The longer you chop the beans the finer the grind, however, this will not be fine enough for espresso or Turkish coffee.
Although they are affordable, blade grinders produce a mixture of under and over-extracted grinds that will not allow you the full enjoyment of your cup of coffee.
The grind they produce is more suitable for a plunger or French press.
To produce a grind consistency that enables you to extract the full flavour profile and aroma of your coffee, we recommend you choose a burr grinder.
This grinder consists of a moving blade set at a defined distance from a stationary blade, which allows the beans to be ground to a certain size before passing through to the collection chamber.
Burr coffee grinders are available in electric or manual, and conical or flat burr models. Most Conical blades produce optimal grounds through the smallest of the coarseness settings.
Flat burrs can take care of all grinds. Some burr grinders allow you to set the grind size to match your preferred brewing method.
Coffee Grind Guidelines:
Coarse – granular size similar in coarseness to sea salt.
• French Press
Medium-coarse – granular size similar to coarse sand.
• Chemex Coffee maker
Medium – Granular size should resemble normal sand or Kosher salt
• Cone-shaped Pour Over Brewers
• Flat Bottom Drip Coffee machines
• Siphon Coffee
• Aeropress – longer brewing time required 3 minutes or more.
Medium-fine – Granular size between Kosher and table salt.
• Aeropress – brewing time of 2-3 minutes.
Fine – Granular size should be a little finer than table salt.
• Moka Pot
• Aeropress – brewing time of 1 minute,
Extra Fine – An extra fine grind should be similar to flour.