We will happily grind your coffee to order if you can't access a grinder. To truly appreciate the best of your coffee however, you really need to start with whole beans. Pre-ground coffee loses its flavor quickly. If you don't have a coffee grinder, we think it's the best investment you could make for your coffee game.
Coffee grinders come in two basic forms: blade grinders, which use propeller-type blades that work like a blender, literally chopping the beans as they spin; and burr grinders, which use grooved discs that grind the beans like the interior workings of a pepper grinder.
Even though blade grinders are normally cheaper than the burr grinders, the ground results are uneven and poorer quality. We recommend you invest a little more in a burr grinder. You will lift your coffee game to the next level and never look back!
|Grind contains large particles, but beans are still thoroughly broken up. Slightly larger than kosher salt.
|Grind contains distinct particles. Similar to kosher salt used for canning and pickling.
|Plunger (French Press)
|Gritty, but no slivers of grinds. Similar to coarse sand.
|Flat-bottomed automatic coffee makers
|Feels slightly smooth when rubbed between thumb and finger. Slightly smaller particles than table salt.
|Filter (Pour Over)
|Smooth, but can still feel individual grains. Finer than sugar but not quite a powder.
|Espresso, AeroPress, Stovetop (Moka Pot)
|Cannot feel individual grains. Powdered sugar or flour consistency.