How to Grind Coffee at Home

Burr grinders are the answer to a more perfect union of bean and grind.

you’ll never catch a barista using a blade grinder after all, so neither should you. Below you will find various recommended grind types.

 

 

Coarse

Coarse coffee grind example. Used for French Press. 

This type of grind leaves the largest granules of coffee and is preferred for French Presses (a.k.a. plungers) or the percolator method of brewing.

 

Medium

Medium coffee grind example. Used for Drip and pour-over method. 

Medium grinds have a consistency of granulated sugar and are primarily recommended for vacuum and certain types of drip coffee makers. Because of its versatile size, it can also be used for other brewing methods, but not espresso.

 

Fine

Fine coffee grind example. Used for Espresso. 

Also known as an espresso grind, this is a grind with a powdery/mealy consistency used in espresso makers and Neapolitan flip-drips though electric drip and filter brews can use it as well.

 

Pulverized

Super Fine Coffee grind example. Used for Turkish Coffee. 

Like fine flour, this extremely fine grind is the province of Turkish coffee and usually needs to be ground in a special grinder.