Methods and grinding

One of the most frequently asked questions is: what is the correct grind for each method? The answer is somewhat complex so we are going to try to make it as simple as possible.

The most used methods are those categorized as drip or gravity filtering, for example the jetter. The principle of these methods is to add water that passes through a coffee bed that has a filter, it can be made of fabric or mainly paper. For this type of methods, it is recommended to use a medium grind to optimize uniform extraction and a good balance of flavor. However; There is an exception to this type of method that requires a coarser grind and that is the Chemex, where we need a medium-coarse grind.

There are also other types of methods such as the French press, which is from the immersion family. In general, when we talk about immersion it means that all the water and all the coffee we use are in contact at the same moment and the preparation time is longer (4 to 5 minutes) and that is why a coarse grind is required.

On the contrary, methods that have shorter preparation times require finer grinds. An example of this type of method is Italian mocha where we want to obtain an intense drink and to achieve this a sufficiently fine grind is necessary, but not like that of espresso.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to experiment and find the method and grind that suits our tastes, along with the presentation of Don Lucas that you like the most.

If you have any other questions about any other method, do not hesitate to leave us comments on the blog or on the Instagram post and we will be happy to help you.

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