No matter what method you choose to brew you coffee, it’s best to buy whole bean coffee and grind the beans yourself, just before brewing your coffee. This is much fresher than buying and storing ground coffee for a long time.
The best type of grinder to use is a burr grinder. There are many options for you on our website's Grinders category.
Tips for grinding your own coffee
- Use a burr grinder to grind your coffee beans. Don’t use a blade grinder, this will result in an inconsistent grind, resulting in different rates of extraction. You can find the best burr grinders here.
- Be sure to grind you coffee for the appropriate brewing method. For example, drip coffee will need a medium grind, while French press will use a course grind. See notes in each section of this guide for more details.
- Experiment with the proper grind and coffee type for your preferred brewing method. This takes some practice.