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September 01, 2023 4 min read

Welcome to the fascinating world of coffee grinding! If you're a coffee aficionado, you already know that the way you grind your coffee beans can greatly impact the flavor and aroma of your brew.

Choosing the right grind size is an art that allows you to extract the best possible flavors from your coffee beans. In this blog post, we'll delve into the importance of coffee grind size selection, explore the different grind sizes, and provide tips for achieving the perfect grind. Get ready to unlock the secrets that will take your coffee brewing experience to a whole new level!


Understanding Grind Size

Grind size refers to the coarseness or fineness of the coffee particles after you grind your coffee beans. It plays a crucial role in determining how much of the flavor is extracted from your coffee during the brewing process and can have a big impact on the overall taste of your coffee. Different brewing methods require specific grind sizes to achieve optimal results. Let's explore the main categories of coffee grind size:

1. Coarse Grind

A coarse grind is characterized by larger coffee particles that resemble coarse sea salt. This grind size is typically used for brewing methods with longer steeping or brewing times, such as French press or cold brew. The larger particles allow for a slower extraction process, resulting in a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee with lower acidity. 

2. Medium Grind

A medium grind falls between the coarseness of a coarse grind and the fine texture of an espresso grind. It is commonly used for popular brewing methods like drip brewing or pour-over. The medium grind strikes a balance between flavor extraction and brewing time, producing a well-rounded cup of coffee with balanced acidity and body. 

3. Fine Grind

A fine grind consists of smaller particles, similar to granulated sugar. It is primarily used for espresso machines or brewing methods that involve short extraction times, such as Moka pot or AeroPress. The finer grind allows for quicker and more efficient extraction, resulting in a concentrated and intense flavor profile. 

4. Extra Fine Grind

An extra fine grind is even finer than a fine grind, almost resembling powdered sugar. It is commonly used for Turkish coffee, where the coffee grounds are boiled directly in water. The ultra-fine grind ensures maximum extraction and flavor concentration in the short brewing time. 

Choosing the Right Grind Size

Now that you understand the different grind sizes, how do you choose the right one for your brewing method? Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of coffee grind size selection with Milwaukee Coffee Co.:

1. Know Your Brewing Method

Different brewing methods have specific requirements for grind size to achieve the desired flavor profile. Research the recommended grind size for your preferred brewing method and adjust accordingly to bring out the best in your beans.

If you need a little help with this, we've got you covered with our free brew guide!  Download your copy today and get started!


2. Experiment and Refine

Finding the perfect grind size is a journey of experimentation and refinement. Start with the recommended grind size for your brewing method and then make slight adjustments based on your personal taste preferences. Take note of the flavors and nuances that each adjustment brings to your cup, and let your palate guide you to the ideal grind size for your brewing style.

3. Invest in a Quality Grinder

Consistency is key when it comes to coffee grinding. Invest in a high-quality burr grinder that allows you to adjust the grind size with precision. This will ensure consistent particle size and optimal extraction, resulting in a more flavorful and balanced cup of coffee.

4. Consider Brew Time

Brew time is directly influenced by grind size. Finer grinds require shorter brew times, while coarser grinds require longer steeping periods. Adjust your brew time accordingly to match the grind size for optimal results.

5. Freshness is Key

Remember, freshness matters when it comes to coffee. For the best results, grind your coffee beans just before brewing to preserve the flavors and aromas. We take pride in delivering freshly roasted beans, allowing you to experience the true essence of each coffee variety.

Unlock the Flavors of Milwaukee Coffee Co.

At Milwaukee Coffee Co., we're passionate about coffee and dedicated to providing you with an exceptional coffee experience. Our premium craft coffee beans are carefully sourced and expertly roasted to bring out their unique flavors and characteristics. By choosing the right grind size and brewing method, you can fully immerse yourself in the delightful nuances of our coffees.

Explore our wide selection of single-origin and blend coffee beans today, each carefully crafted to satisfy the most discerning coffee lovers. From the rich and chocolatey notes of our Colombian blend to the vibrant and floral flavors of our Ethiopian single-origin, there's a coffee waiting to tantalize your taste buds. Elevate your coffee brewing game with Milwaukee Coffee Co. and experience the true artistry of coffee grinding.


Coffee grind size selection is a fundamental aspect of brewing exceptional coffee. By understanding the impact of grind size on flavor extraction and applying the art of coffee grinding, you can unlock the full potential of Milwaukee Coffee Co.'s exquisite beans. Experiment with different grind sizes, be mindful of your brewing method, and savor the rich flavors and aromas that our thoughtfully crafted coffee beans offer.

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