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