How to Grind Coffee Beans
Select the Grind Settings for Your Coffee Maker
Before you start grinding your coffee beans, it is important to know what type of grind your coffee maker requires. Generally, there are four different levels of grinds to choose from: Coarse, medium-coarse, medium, and fine.
- Coarse – Ideal for French Press coffee makers
- Medium-Coarse – Ideal for pour-over coffee makers
- Medium – Ideal for auto-drip coffee makers
- Fine – Ideal for espresso coffee makers
Measure the Amount of Beans You Need
Once you have selected the right grind for your coffee maker, you need to measure the amount of beans you need. If you’re using pre-ground coffee, you will need to measure out 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water. If you’re making coffee for a group of people, be sure to double or triple the amount of coffee and water.
Grind the Beans
Place your measured amount of beans into the coffee grinder and select the right grind setting. Hold the grinder lightly and start grinding. You should be able to hear the sound of the beans being ground. The grinder should vibrate due to the friction of the beans, but if it is too loud, you may need to adjust the grind settings. When the beans are ground to the desired texture, you’re ready to start brewing your coffee.
Enjoy Your Coffee
Your freshly ground coffee is now ready for brewing. Whether you’re using a French press, automatic drip, or pour-over, be sure to follow the instructions for your coffee maker and enjoy your freshly brewed cup of coffee.