Getting the Right Coffee Grind

Different methods of brewing  and different styles of brewing equipment demand different sizes of coffee ground. The normal categorisations are FINE, MEDIUM and COARSE. The general rule is “the finer the grind, the quicker the infusion”. So smaller grounds do not need to be in the water as long as larger grounds.


Brewing Method                                                         Recommended Grind

Ibriq (Turkish Coffee Pot)                                                         Powdered

Espresso                                                                                   Very Fine

Drip Filter                                                                                    Medium

Plunger Pot                                                                                 Medium

Cafetiere                                                                                     Medium

That is how you get the right grind for your coffee.

Source:  Excerpts from Coffee by Jane Pettigrew