Grind Size Reference

Grind Size Reference

October 18, 2017 2 Comments

Knowing which grind size to pick is important in order to get the best result for the coffee you are brewing.

Below we have listed out seven grind sizes which coordinate with specific brew methods.

Not every grind size is best for different extraction methods.  Example: You wouldn't want to use the same grind size for both a French press and for putting in your auto-drip machine.  The grind sizes listed below work best with certain brew methods.

(Note: Some grind sizes can be used for more than one brew method. You just have to adjust the brew time for the best flavor extraction.)

Grind Size

Recommended Brew Method

Extra coarse

Cold brew


French press, percolator, coffee cupping


Chemex, clever dripper, cafe solo brewer


Cone shaped pour over brewers, flat bottom drip machines, siphon coffee, Aeropress (with 3+ minute brew time)


Cone shaped pour over brewers, Aeropress (with 2-3 minute brew time)


Espresso, Mokapot, Aeropress (with 1 minute brew time)

Extra Fine

Turkish coffee


2 Responses

Judy Czubati
Judy Czubati

February 22, 2018

How do I order the right grind? The sample I bought is just right.

Judy Czubati
Judy Czubati

February 17, 2018

Picked up sample package of Nicaragua Matagalpa at Nocatee Farmers market. Tried a cup and love it. Not sure which grind this is? So I can order the correct one.

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