The way coffee beans are ground is an important factor in ensuring that you maximise the potential flavour of the final cup of coffee. Too coarse a grind can result in under extraction meaning you haven't taken enough flavour out of the beans, this can often result in weak, sour, weirdly salty tastes and a quick finish. Too fine a grind can lead to over extraction which can manifest as bitter, astringent, hollow, empty tastes.
A well extracted cup of coffee is a wonderful thing, a lot of work has gone into balancing the many variables to create that micro moment of joy. Think of those times when you have had the pleasure of drinking a wonderful cup of coffee, it is likely that this would have been a harmonious balance of sweetness, acidity, complexity with a lingering finish.
Getting coffee as whole beans is the best way to keep the coffee fresh for longest but if you do not have access to a grinder, we are happy to grind your beans for you. Below are the 3 main grinds that can be selected when ordering our coffees online and what they are best used in: -
Fine grind - Espresso, Moka Pot (Stovetop espresso maker), Aeropress (with around 1 minute brew time)
Medium grind - Cone-shaped pour-over brewers, Flat bottom drip coffee machines, Siphon coffee, Aeropress (with 3+ minute brew time)
Coarse grind - Cold brew coffee, French Press (Cafetiere), Percolator, Coffee cupping
If you have any more specific grind requirements, then please leave a note with your online order or come visit us at our roastery and we can grind any of our coffees however you like.