We’ve recommended a grind for each brewing method but as you brew you can experiment with different grind settings to reach your preferred taste. When adjusting the the grind make sure you are keeping the dose the same. You only want to adjust one variable at a time so you know how to recreate that great cup.
Investing in a good electric or manual burr grinder is key. Burr grinders keep your grind consistent, whereas a blade grinder grinds the coffee over and over making some of your grounds super fine-like powder and some course. The super fine particles will over extract, creating a bitter taste in your coffee.
Coffee to Water Ratio
If you’re brewing coffee by volume we recommend starting with 3 tablespoons of unground coffee to every 12 oz of water. If you’re brewing coffee by weight we recommend a 1:17 ratio of coffee to water, meaning if you have 25 grams of unground coffee you would multiply that by 17. For example: 25 x 17 = 425. You would stop pouring at 425 grams.
For best results use a thermometer when heating water. We recommend staying within a range of 197’F - 205’F.
Chemicals in your water like chlorine can greatly affect the flavor of your coffee. Use filtered or spring water for best results.