Whole bean coffee
“To grind freshly at home”
Grinding your own coffee beans provides the very best possible coffee experience – with the sounds and enticing aromas of freshly ground coffee - and are therefore highly recommended. These coffees have been roasted and packed by us for you to grind at your own leisure.
It is highly recommended that you use a burr grinder, or better still, conical burr grinder for the best results, as these grind the coffee consistently to ensure that the extraction of the coffee is even and the flavour of the brew as good as it can be. You can use blade and hand grinders if you have them, or use the beans directly in an automatic “bean to cup” espresso machine. The main problem with blade grinders is that they simply chop the coffee until the desired grind is reached, but this will lead to a wide variety of particle sizes (including powdery bits) and will also heat up the coffee which will affect the flavours.
When grinding your beans, simply adjust the grind to best suit your coffee maker equipment and make adjustments according to the taste of your brew. However, as a rough guide:
|Coffee maker||Grind |
|Cafetiere (French press)||use a coarse grind|
|Percolator||use a relatively coarse grind|
|Drip filter||use a relatively fine grind|
|Vacuum pot||use a relatively fine grind|
|Mokka pot||use a fine grind, but certainly coarser than for espresso|
|Espresso||use a very fine grind|
|Turkish||use a very, very fine grind – almost like powder|