Everyone who loves coffee naturally looks for the way to get the best cup of coffee. There are many ways to do this. Some people buy a special coffee maker so that they can get the best flavor possible from coffee beans. While a special coffee maker is a great idea, those who’ve invested in a coffee maker should understand how different ways of grinding coffee effects how the coffee tastes. Also, certain types of coffee makers perform best when a certain type of coffee ground is used with it. For example, a coarse grind works best for french press coffee makers and percolators. A medium grind works well for an auto drip coffee maker. Thus, a really fine grind works the best with an espresso maker.
It is important that when brewing coffee that the freshest roast of coffee is used and that the correct grind is used based on the kind of cup of coffee that is desired. Those who wish to brew espresso should use a very fine grind of coffee beans. This grind is so fine it is often the same consistency of dust.
Those who wish to brew a regular drip cup of coffee should use a medium grind so the coffee isn’t too bitter as it would be with a fine grind, but isn’t watered down tasting as it would be with a coarse grind like the grounds used for a french press coffee maker. This, by no means, means that coffee brewed from a french press tastes watered down, it just shows how different grounds work with different coffee makers.
There are three grind categories when it comes to coffee and these are fine, medium, and coarse. The differences between them are simple. For example, the finer grinds don’t need to be in contact with water as long as the coarser grinds, this is why this type is perfect for espresso. Medium grinds are used for regular drip coffee makers and coarse grinds are used for french press. Each grind works with a certain type of coffee maker in order to allow the coffee maker to brew the perfect cup of coffee.