Have you ever thinking what equipment to use to grind my own coffee? Which grind level is most suitable for my favorite brewing method?
There is no precise quantifiable way to measure, it is all depends on what kind of coffee you are going to make.
We will only discuss 7 popular grind level which are basic and important for for elementary level. For sure, there are more grind levels than 7 we had here. 7 levels can discuss here for sure will give you visual clue to explain what these terms means.
Extra Coarse Grind
Type Brewing Method: Cold Brewing, like the Toddy Brewer.
Description: Extra Coarse Coffee Grind used for Cold Brewing methods.
Type Brewing Method: French Press Pot, Cupping, Plunger Pot, Percolator, Vacuum coffee pot
Description: Distinct, chunky, pieces of coffee beans. Like heavy kosher salt.. Coarse Coffee Grind most commonly used for French Press coffee. French Press requires a consistently coarse grind, but shouldn’t cost you more than about $100 or so for something that will work nicely for both French Press and Drip.
Type Brewing Method: Cafe Solo Brewer, Chemex Brewer
Description: Medium-Coarse Coffee Grind used in speciality devices like the Cafe Solo and Chemex Brewers.
Type Brewing Method: Drip coffee makers with flat bottom filters (like Bunn, Newco, Fetco)
Description: Gritty texture with visible flakes. Like very coarse sand.. Medium Coffee Grind used in Drip brewing methods. Drip Coffee is not too demanding, you can easily find a good grinder at cost around RM200.
Type Brewing Method: Pourover Cones (like The Clever Coffee Dripper, The Bonavita Immersion Coffee Dripper), Vacuum Pots, Siphon Brewers
Description: Medium-Fine Coffee Grind used for Pourover Cones, Vacuum Pots, and Siphon Brewers.
Type Brewing Method: Espresso, Stovetop Espresso / Moka Pot
Description: Much smoother texture. Like table salt, maybe a little finer.. Fine Coffee grind used for espresso. For Espresso, and want to do it right, you will be looking at something in the $250-$400 range. Most of these grinders will also work nicely for Turkish Coffee or Greek Coffee, the finest grind of all.
Extra Fine Grind
Type Brewing Method: Turkish Coffee (Ibrik)
Description: Powdered with no grains. Blade grinders cannot grind this fine. Like flour. Extra Fine Coffee Grind used for Turkish coffee.