Having a good coffee in a cup requires several steps (see our 5 golden rules). And one of the most important is to have the right grind for your machine to get the best extraction possible, and therefore the best result in a cup.
At Ma Caféine, we always advise you to buy your coffee beans and grind them as you go along. This way you keep the freshness of the coffee.
Indeed, ground coffee loses its freshness and its aromas in barely a week, while with a well preserved coffee bean you can go up to three weeks.
You can get a grinder for a few hundred dollars (see our grinders), or we can grind your coffee for you.
But how do you know what grind you need for your coffee machine?
Here's a little summary that might help you figure it out, from the finest to the coarsest:
Extra-fine grind: Extra fine powder with a floury texture used for Turkish coffee preparation.
Fine grind: Very fine powder, used for the preparation of espresso coffee in manual espresso machines.
Medium-fine grind: For Italian coffee makers, also called "stovetop". It is a grind halfway between espresso and filter, resembling table salt.
Medium grind: Medium fine grind, used for coffee preparation with a paper filter in a basket. It is also suitable for reusable capsules.
Medium-coarse grind: Used for manual brewing (pour-over) type Chemex.
- Coarse grind: Coarse grind resembling sea salt, used for the preparation of coffee in a French press/bodum type coffee maker, but also for percolator type coffee makers.
How do you know if you have the right grind?
In summary, here are some solutions if your coffee
|flows too slowly||=||your grind is too fine, or you have to decrease the quantity of coffee.|
|flows too quickly||=||your grind is too coarse, or you need to increase the amount of coffee.|
|is too bitter||=||use a coarser grind.|
|is too acidic||=||use a finer grind.|
|is too strong||=||reduce the amount of coffee|
|is too mild||=||increase the amount of coffee|
Our coffee grinders
Comandante C40, $375
Commandante's C40 Nitro Blade is designed for true coffee lovers and specialty coffee connoisseurs.All our manual grinders