September 28, 2022

Adjusting a Coffee Grind: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Freshly ground coffee beans are unmatched. The smell and taste produces an aromatic sensation that makes resorting to pre-made coffee grinds a thing of the past. But understanding that a coffee grinder, both manual and automatic, needs adjusting over the course of a day to produce high quality grounds that result in an incredible cup of coffee is key.  

Let’s take a closer look at the different types of coffee grinds, how weather impacts a good cup of coffee and how to keep your coffee grinder in great shape.  

Different Types of Grinds

Coffee grinders, hand and commercial ones, are designed to help you produce the coffee grounds that make the style of coffee you love to consume. On the grinding scale, the more coarse the beans are, the more flavour you will get out of your cup of coffee. 

When you grind the beans too finely, you may end up with a bitter cup of coffee because of the high extraction. However, if your beans are too coarse, you may have a weak cup of coffee. This is because the water used to brew said coffee needs to have a seamless flow through the coffee granules – when you don’t break up the coffee beans enough, you’re holding back from that robust flavour deep within the grounds. 

Does Weather Impact the Need for Adjusting Your Coffee Grind?

Yes! It doesn’t matter if you’re using a commercial coffee grinder or manually at home – if you try to brew coffee on a humid day, your coffee ground will absorb that extra humid liquid in the air. This can ultimately make it more difficult for the hot water in your machine to penetrate the bean extract as quickly and efficiently, which can have an adverse effect on the taste of your brew.

To avoid this frim occurring, make sure to recalibrate your grinder. Adjusting your coffee grind right before you start the coffee making process can help you manage and control the impacts that are generally out of your control. 

How Often Should You Adjust a Coffee Grinder for Espresso?

To produce a cup of coffee that everyone loves, we recommend adjusting your grinder at least once a day. This is the easiest way to ensure the freshness and stability of your coffee. Here are some general tips for utilising and caring for your coffee grinder:

  • Recalibrate your grinder to adjust and check the grind settings every morning before the day begins
  • Invest in more than one coffee grinder to streamline your process (pending your coffee making volume)
  • Ensure only trained staff adjust the grinder to avoid wrong settings

Get Your Hands on One of the Best Coffee Grinders in Australia

Searching for a commercial coffee grinder? We sell Mazzer and Anfim Milano grinders. These brands have a reputation for producing high quality coffee grounds that turn into exquisite cups of coffee.

Explore your options for the best coffee grinder in Australia today.

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