June 18, 2004, Newsletter Issue #7: How Fine Should You Grind Your Coffee?

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Choosing the right grind for your beans depends on how you are going to brew your coffee. Different methods call for a different coarseness or fineness of grind.

Here`s a guide to give you an idea of how to grind your coffee:

For a coffee press: coarse
Commercial drip brewer: medium
Cone filter drip vacuum pot: fine
Home espresso machine: very fine

If you use a blade grinder, adjust the fineness of the grind by grinding for a longer or shorter period of time.

For how long?

Coarse: approx 10 seconds
Medium: approx 15 seconds
Fine: approx 20-25 seconds
Very fine: approx 25-30 seconds

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That`s it for this week.

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