First, Use the Right Hardware
To get the best cup of coffee you need to use a burr grinder preferably a conical burr grinder.
Heres an example of a good one:
- A burr grinder provides the best, most consistent grind for your beans.
- It does this by using two gears that grind against each other.
- This grinding method gives the most consistent grind possible.
But, what if you dont have a burr grinder?
Then, you most likely have a blade grinder.
Blade grinders dont grind the beans evenly, and they also have a tendency to scorch them due to the friction.
But using a blade grinder is better than grinding your coffee and leaving it for 2 months!
So, if you do have a blade grinder, heres the important rule to keep in mind:
Make sure to keep the grinder upright on the counter. A common mistake is made in twisting and tilting the grinder to assist in the grinding process. This actually produces an uneven grind, and may damage your grinder.
Second, Pick the Right Grind
For a Burr Grinder Use These Settings:
#1 (Finest) Turkish
#2 Fine Espresso
#3 Standard Espresso
#4 Cone Filter Drip
#5 (Middle Grind) Universal Drip
#6 Flat/Basket Filter Drip
#8 Stovetop Percolator
#9 (Coarsest) French Press
For a Blade Grinder Use These Settings:
20 Seconds (Finest) Turkish
16 Seconds Fine Espresso
14 Seconds Standard Espresso
12 Seconds Cone Filter Drip
11 Seconds (Middle Grind) Universal Drip
10 Seconds Flat/Basket Filter Drip
9 Seconds Percolator
8 Seconds Stovetop Percolator
6 Seconds (Coarsest) French Press
What About K-Cups and Keurig?
Just like any other coffee brewing method, grinding just before brewing gives you the very best cup.
Thats why you should only use a reusable K-Cup filter. We recommend the Solofill.
Coming this April Solofill will be launching their SoloGrind grinder.
This bad boy gives you fresh single serve coffee with NO grinder mess
Click the photo below to learn more! http://www.solofill.com
And just or fun!
What about hand grinders?
We love this cool hand grinder by Red Rooster Trading Company.
Its called the Camano Coffee Mill, and we think it looks awesome!
Its a conical burr hand grinder. And this bad boy will help you lose weight. Its no small task to grind your beans manually.
It takes some real elbow grease!
One, Last Thing…
As mentioned before its best to grind your coffee right before your brew.
But how do you store your beans so they will be fresh for grinding?
Weve got you covered!