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All About Grind Size

Adjusting grind size is part of the joy home brewing brings. Coffee can be under-extracted (weak), and less flavorful if your coffee is ground too coarse, or coffee can be over-extracted and bitter. Small changes in grind size can drastically affect the taste of your final brew.


Temperature: What is the best temperature for brewing coffee

Is your water brewing temperature important? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yes and here's why...

Brewing Best Practices Coffee-to-Water Ratio: To achieve the Golden Cup Standard, the recommended coffee-to-water ratio is 55 g/L ± 10%. 

Coffee Preparation Temperature: Water temperature, at the point of contact with coffee, is recommended to fall between 200°F ± 5° (93.0°C ± 3°). 

Keep in mind, brewing temperature may differ per brewing device. Consistency in temperature is key, the best way to retain temperature is with an electric kettle.

Need more tips? Our suggestion is to experiment & document. 

SCA Protocols Best Practices


It's in the Grind: Now to pick the perfect grinder

The right balance of coffee grind to water will give you a great brew. The size of the grind will influence the flow of the water because adjusting the flow of the water will allow you to customize any of the parameters like bloom time and brew temperature. If it's flow grind finer, if it flows slower, make the grinder coarse
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