Coffee Grind Types

Fine…medium…coarse… Does it really matter if you use a coffee grind that’s not designed for your equipment? Yes! It’s the difference between an unpleasant, tasteless brew and a clean, flavoursome one.

A precise, consistent grind will extract the perfect amount of flavour from your coffee. Under-extracted coffee grounds produce a sour, acidic and salty coffee and over-extracted grounds, a bitter, flavourless cup.

As a rule of thumb, the longer the coffee is in contact with water, the coarser the grind should be to avoid over-extraction. Take a cafetière, this method involves fully immersing the coffee throughout the brew time, so a larger, coarse grind is needed.

We’ve made things simple with a handy guide to coffee grind types…

CAFETIÈRE GRIND

Cafetiere

A coarse grind is perfect for brewing cafetière coffee.

FILTER GRIND​

Filter Grind

A medium grind designed for pour-over coffee, such as the V60.

ESPRESSO GRIND​​

Espresso Grind

A fine grind for stovetop espresso makers and the AeroPress.

TURKISH GRIND

Turkish Grind

The finest possible grind, used for Turkish coffee.

Nose to the Grind…

Wilfa Precision Coffee Grinder

Wilfa Precision Coffee Grinder

SHOP NOW