Discovering the right grind for your coffee
Different coffee grinds are suited for different types of coffee. Which one suits your favourite coffee?
The coffee-making process begins with harvesting only the ripest coffee cherries. The chosen ones are then processed by expert coffee makers through fermentation and drying - Makers apply their knowledge of biochemistry to optimise the natural flavours. The beans are then finely ground and brewed by baristas. As the world crosses the third wave of Covid, coffee makers are noticing a keen interest being taken by coffee drinkers in India. The Godrej Food Trends Report (GFTR) 2022 mentions how it is no longer instant coffee that has us hooked; but the roast profile, terroir, and origins of coffee beans that have us enthralled.
Moreover, coffee enthusiasts are also experimenting at home, stocking up their pantries with a variety of coffee blends and taking an eager interest in coffee in their spare time. Different brews are being tinkered with, brewing machines are being purchased, and the consumer is appreciating the nuances of coffee better. “Making the perfect cup of coffee depends on the drinkers’ interpretation of the ideal extraction and flavour,” says Matt Chitharanjan, Co-Founder and CEO, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters. “If the grind size is too fine and the contact time with the water is too long, the coffee will be a bit bitter. And if the grind size is too coarse, and it’s brewed for a short amount of time, the chances are it’ll taste sour. I recommend investing in a burr grinder and grinding the beans just before brewing your coffee. This lends the most vibrant flavours to the coffee,” adds Matt.
Keep reading to find out the perfect texture for your favoured coffee.
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