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Improving your home brew: Grind Size

Improving your home brew: Grind Size

Grind size is crucial for successfully extracting coffee, and mastering the right grind size can be difficult. To start, we recommend using a Burr Grinder versus a Blade grinder for better, more uniform grinds. 

What's the difference? 

Blade grinders operate much like a blender or a spice grinder. Two small blades at the bottom of the grinder slice beans multiple times creating uneven pieces that can range from a fine powder to coarse grit that are all mixed together. This difference in particle size will lead to the coffee beans extracting at different rates. 

Burr grinds actually "grind" your coffee between two burrs which are either flat or conical in shape. One burr remains stationary while the other burr rotates. As you adjust your grind size the burrs move either closer or further apart to create a finer or coarser consistency. As the pieces are ground to the right size, they'll drop into a lower chamber.

We recommend grinding your coffee right before brewing. However, if you do not have access to a quality grinder at home, we'll be more than happy to grind your coffee to your preferred brewing method. Always use pre-ground coffee as soon as possible. Cold brew is a great brewing method to use a lot of ground coffee at once and it’s easy to store the cold brewed coffee in the fridge.

We're currently working on at-home grinder recommendations. Be on the lookout for a blog post coming soon! 

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