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What Grinder for Pour Over??


walt_in_hawaii wrote:

I have not yet tried it with coarser ground size as for pour over... speaking of which, what ground size do you guys like best for pour over with a paper cone filter? I'm approximating, of course; but I guess I try to shoot for something fairly coarse, perhaps .5mm in size? What say you?

Its probably a tad finer than that, you invariably get some powder, but I usually set the size for pour over as 'fine as possible' until I get a little bitterness in the cup, then go one coarser... is that what you guys do? but its tough to quantify the size...

I grind to a size that gives a 4-5 minute brew time (including a 30-45 second steep period). I steep until the bloom starts to collapse which is different with each origin, then 3.5 to 4.5 minutes of brew time.

I've found that each pour over filter requires a bit of a tweak to the grinder settings to stay within this time frame.

Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: 2 kilo Chinese drum
Grinders: Mazzer Major - Forte BG (x3)
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