Grinding coffee beans to the right grind is possibly the most important part if you want to experience the best coffee made all by yourself. There are some tiny details that you must think before you start grinding your beans. Whether you are new to coffee making or work as a true coffee expert, this article will guide you step by step on how to grind coffee beans to make drip coffee.
So, the basic question arises here that what equipment is necessary for this purpose? The first thing that you need to do is to get rid of that blade grinder because it’s no good. The grounds from this grinder will be a mixture of fine and course grounds. Hence, you will get a coffee that doesn’t provide you with the taste that you desire.
You have the beans and it only takes a few minutes to grind them all up into a nice, aromatic powder. But by the time flavor in the cup will begin to fade.
The logical explanation is oxidation, a natural process that begins as soon as you open up each bag of roasted beans and depiction it to the air. To increases the flavor in the cup refrains from grinding until the last moment. A few coffee makers have built-in grinders so that, as soon as the bean is ground, the brewing begins. Organize everything else in front of time and then, at the last moment, grind your beans and start brewing.
Tips for Grinding Coffee at Home
- Keep the grinder clean.
- Never grind pre-flavored beans.
- Grind just prior to brewing.
- To achieve a more consistent grind gently shake the apparatus while grinding.
- Use the correct size for your equipment.
With blade grinders timing is critical. Follow the below guidelines for best results. Each blade grinder is different, so adjust consequently.
- Coarse Grind for French Press for 5-10 seconds.
- Medium Grind for electric drip or most Pour-Over methods is 10-15 seconds.
- Well grind for espresso machines grind about 30 seconds.
Of course in matters of taste, there is no recipe for accomplishment. Experiment with your equipment, timing, and ingredients to achieve results that please you.
Why grind size matters:
There are various factors when it comes to grind size that makes the major difference: 1. Contact time 2. Extraction rate3. Flow rate. To put it simply:
- The extraction rate of coffee grounds increases with a larger surface area.
- Grind the coffee finer, to increase surface area.
- The higher the extraction rate, a smaller amount contact time is needed.
- A finer grind can decrease the flow rate of water, increasing the contact time.
Of course, all the above recommendations are just suggestions. They are subject to change based on preferences and minor differences in brewers. Getting the grind size exactly right requires some testing and alteration.