Finding the Best Coffee Grind Type
As all coffee lovers will attest, making the perfect cup of coffee can be tricky business. With so many factors that can make or break any cup of coffee, it is essential to know that you are getting it right. One of those factors is ensuring you are using suitable coffee grinds. And, with so many ways to use them, it can be challenging to filter through the options (pun intended). What separates Aeropress coffee grinds from espresso coffee grinds? Or filter coffee grinds from percolator coffee grinds? Fortunately, Bada Bean have you covered.
Aeropress Coffee Grind
Let’s start with everybody’s favourite; the Aeropress. Of all the coffee makers that have come and gone, the Aeropress has proven to be a consistent fan favourite. However, what is the point in having the right equipment if you don’t know how to get the best out of it? Don’t fear; this will break it down for you.
Fortunately, one benefit of having an Aeropress is its versatility. You can use almost any grind for your Aeropress coffee grind. Generally, you could use a coarse grind, medium grind, or fine grind to get that perfect cup of coffee. Don’t stop there though, keep experimenting!
Espresso Coffee Grind
Unlike Aeropress coffee machines, Espresso machines shoot straight down the line and require a more calculated approach. If you don’t get it right, you’ll know about it.
So, what are the right espresso coffee grinds? If you are taking it seriously, you will need to use a fine grind for your espresso. When the espresso machine forces hot water through the coffee grounds, the grind must be robust enough to withstand the pressure, but not too strong where it will block the water. To prevent either of these, we recommend a fine grind for your Espresso coffee grind.
Stovetop Coffee Grind
Selecting the correct Stovetop coffee grind also requires a thoughtful approach. As the pressure Stovetop coffee makers use is so intense, it needs a medium grind size. Stovetop coffee makers use steam pressure that forces water upwards and, even though the contact time with the grounds is short, the pressure is higher than that used by most other coffee makers.