How should you grind your coffee? What Coffee Equipment do you need? What is the Grind Level? Sounds hard for an amateur, and easy for the Coffee Nerd right.
The best Coffee Equipment for a perfect Coffee Grind!
When it comes to coffee equipment, you will have to replace that blade grinder you got from the shop on the corner. Trust me the amount you spend on your coffee equipment will change the taste of your coffee.
Drip Coffee isn’t too tricky, and the Coffee Essentials V60 Dripper Set isn’t too expensive. You should also get a coffee grinder; I would recommend the Coffee Essentials Ceramic Burr Adjustable Grinder. This adjustable grinder provides a more consistent grind that can easily be adjusted and set for repeated use.
I will be mentioning seven grind levels to get you ready for the perfect cup of coffee.
Extra Coarse Grind
With this grind, you will grind the beans as large as you can go on most popular conical burr grinders. A similar size to ground peppercorns.
This grind is suitable for Cold Brew methods. Here you can use the Gater Stainless Steel Cold Dripper.
If you are brewing with a French Press, you should know your grind method. In this case, your bean would look similar to the size of sea salt.
This Coffee Grind is mostly used for French Press coffee method. Here you can use the Coffee Essentials Glass Plunger.
This grinding level is not quite medium but not coarse either. It is similar looking to coarse sand.
You can use this Grinding method in speciality devices like the Chemex 3-Cup Classic Coffeemaker.
The medium grind is a great starting point for testing your grounds. This grinding level is similar to regular sand.
You can use this grinding method on a variety of coffee equipment, for example, the Coffee Essentials Heat Resistant Glass & Rubber Filter and the Coffee Essentials Coffee Royal Balance.
If you love your pour-over coffee as much as I do, you will need a medium-fine coffee grind bean. It’s more delicate than sand, but not as fine as an espresso grind.
The Medium-Fine Coffee Grind can be used for the Pour-over method, Vacuum Pots, and Siphon Brewers. I would recommend the Beng 5 Cup Coffee Siphon.
Fine Grind Coffee beans are the most common grind size you will come across. You wills ee that when you buy pre-ground coffee, it’s a fine grind size. This grinding size is a little finer than table salt.
The Fine Coffee grind method is used for espresso; therefore, we would recommend the Coffee Essentials Mocha Pot.
These grind levels are to get you started. Experiment around to get that perfect coffee flavour you want. Note that the smallest change in grind can change the entire outcome of your cup of coffee. Happy Grinding!