Brewing the Perfect Cup: A Guide to Coffee Grinds

That perfect cup of coffee starts with two essential elements – high-quality coffee beans and the correct grind size. Direct from our farm Hog Heaven Coffee is the ideal starting point. But, even the best beans need the right grind to unlock their full potential. So, here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right grind for your coffee maker.

image of different coffee makers with grind of coffee

Espresso: Grind fine (like powdered sugar) which enable a rapid extraction process creating bold, strong, concentrated brew rich in flavor.

Drip Coffee Machine: Grind medium (like coarse sand) which provides a balanced extraction that produces a well-rounded flavor profile that suits most palates.

Pour-Over: Grind medium-fine to medium-coarse (like table salt) as it provides a good balance between extraction and water flow resulting in nuanced and complex flavors.

French Press/Cold Brew: Grind course (like sea salt) allowing the water to steep properly and prevent over-extraction which can lead to bitterness. The result is full-bodied and flavorful French press coffee and smooth and mellow cold brew coffee.

AeroPress: Varity of grinds! A brewing method so versatile that you can be use variety of grind sizes. For a more traditional coffee flavor, use a medium-fine grind. For a stronger, more espresso-like brew, use a fine grind.

Bonus tip:

  • If you're unsure which grind size to use, start with a medium grind and adjust it coarser or finer based on your taste.
  • Freshly ground coffee always yields the best results. Invest in a good quality burr grinder for optimal grind consistency.
  • Store your ground coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Remember, the perfect grind size is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Experiment with different grind sizes and brewing methods to find what you like best!

Aloha to that perfect cup of coffee.

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