How to Grind Coffee

Know Your Grind

Your coffee grind has a big impact on the quality of your brew. What's the right grind size? It depends on how you brew your coffee! And since there are a lot of different ways to brew a delicious cup, we decided to make you this handy guide so you could explore them all.

For the images below, we used a burr grinder, which is great because it gives a nice consistent grind. But if you only have a blade grinder, don't despair - just get as close as possible. We've heard that giving a blade grinder a good shake while grinding can help even things out.

Did You Know?

The oils that give a coffee its most beautiful notes evaporate very quickly after you grind the beans. So, for the most delicious cup, try grinding just enough for what you're about to brew.

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Coarse
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Best for Brewing With
Medium-Coarse
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Best for Brewing With
Medium
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Best for Brewing With
Medium Fine
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Best for Brewing With
Fine

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