HOW TO GRIND YOUR COFFEE BEANS
No matter what type of coffee you want to prepare - espresso, French press, pour-over and so on - the process remains pretty much the same. Yet, each coffee will have a different flavour and strength. And it all comes down to the way you grind your beans. Accordingly, purchasing whole beans and grinding them yourself will offer you such a freshness you won’t find in pre-ground. Therefore, we will highlight the reasons that make the grinder your most crucial piece of equipment to help you make delicious coffee at home.
THE BASIC GRIND CHART YOU WILL NEED
Coarse: very thick and chunky pieces of coffee beans (for Cold brew coffee)
Medium coase: Not quite medium but not quite coarse, looks like rough sand (for French Press)
Medium: relatively crumbly, looks like soil (for regular drip or Aeropress)
Fine: it feels very soft and sticks together when pressed. In terms of size, it looks like table salt (for Expresso)
Extra fine: powdery and very light (for Turkish coffee)
Note: If the grounds are too coarse, they will taste sour. If the grounds are fine, you will get a bitter coffee. But to make the most of your coffee beans depends on how you like your coffee.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GRIND YOUR VASCOBELO COFFEE BEANS
Before we start, we must emphasise that the size is more important than the length of time of grind. Once grounded, the size of the ground should be consistent and precise; otherwise, the extraction of coffee will be inconsistent. But to get there isn’t that hard. We will show you how:
1- Make sure you’ve got yourself some freshly roasted Vascobelo coffee beans
2- Measure out your beans: consider about two tablespoons of coffee beans per cup as a general rule of thumb.
3- Turn the top clockwise to unlock it from the chamber
3- Load your beans in the chamber
4- Place the grinder into a plane surface
5- Turn the grind adjustment ring to set the preferred grind size
6- Gently start turning the handle to grind - but be careful with the speed. Clockwise, you will get a fine ground. Anti-clockwise and you will get a coarser ground.
7- Collect your ground coffee et voilà
Now that you have all the necessary information at your fingertips, we want to assure you that the only way you can go wrong with your grinder is grinding too much or too little coffee or adding the wrong coffee to water ratio. Pay attention to the little things, practice until you’re satisfied and reward yourself with a great cup!
Still hesitant whether to get yourself a grinder? Think of the benefits!
- it is inexpensive
- it is good for the environment as it only requires your hand force
- it is easily transportable can be used anywhere
So, what are you waiting to make the perfect coffee?