Grind Size Reference

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

Coarse

French press, percolator, coffee cupping

Medium-coarse

Chemex, clever dripper, cafe solo brewer

Medium

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

Medium-fine

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

Fine

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

Extra Fine

Turkish coffee

 


2 comments

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

    Judy Czubati
  • 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.

    Judy Czubati

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