How to grind coffee beans?

Grinding your own beans is an essential step to having the perfect cup of coffee. We have a few tips that will help you make better coffee!

1. Never Pre-Grind 
Ground coffee gets stale much quicker than whole beans. This is why you should buy whole bean coffee and grind it yourself at home right before you brew your coffee. Keep your beans stored in an airtight container for best results.


2. Grind consistency

The consistency you need for the ground beans depends on how you choose to brew it. Certain grind consistency works best with specific brewing methods to give you the best cup of coffee.

Coarse Grind: Percolators, French Press

Medium Grind: Flat-Bottomed drip coffee makers

Fine Grind: Conical drip coffee makers or espresso 


3. Weigh Your Beans

It is important to get into the habit of accurate measuring to brew a consistently great cup of coffee. We believe a good coffee ratio for Espresso is 22g ground coffee into 44g coffee out in around 25 - 31 seconds. A small scale is a great tool to use to keep your measurements accurate. 


4. Choose Your Grinder

Two commonly used methods of grinding coffee beans are with a burr grinder (highly recommended) OR a blade grinder. A blade grinder works like a blender with blades spinning at the bottom of the container.

We don’t recommend this method, because it can result in a very inconsistent grind. Burr grinders consist of two cutting discs(burrs), and the consistency of the grind is determined by the distance between the burrs. The less distance between the burrs leads to a finer grind. 


5. Automatic vs. Manual

You can buy a Burr grinder that is manual which is great for travel or a much more expensive automatic grinder which is faster. Both work exceptionally well, so deciding which to choose is up to your personal preference.

Coffee grinding machine

Commercial Coffee Grinders

These grinders are known to be the workhorses of the commercial coffee industry.

Grind coffee machine


The Mythos grinder helps keep the bean temperature consistent throughout the day, which helps in making consistent grinds.

It also can handle high volumes of grinding without the burs getting hot during the grinding process. They are generally more expensive.

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