The Moccamaster is a popular drip coffee maker known for its consistency and quality. But even the best drip coffee maker can't make great coffee if you're using subpar...
Why a whole blog about what setting to use on a coffee grinder? You see I often refer to myself as a 'reluctant coffee snob'. I spent 16 years of my life in Australia which over that time established itself as one of the mecca's of third wave coffee. Or simply put, Australia roasts and makes great coffee. So whether I wanted it or not I was constantly provided with a great cup. This has made my taste buds definitely turn a bit snobby. Once I moved back to America I had to adjust a bit and decided to step up my at home coffee game.
To be clear this post is specifically referring to grinding coffee using a Baratza Encore grinder in order to brew using a Technivorm Moccamaster. This really is the best coffee grinder for this machine. And if you are reading this that means you probably own these two great machines. Though like me you had no idea what grind setting to start with. So here it is, the whole point of this blog.
I usually have it set somewhere between 17-19 on the Baratza grind setting. This changes slightly based on your beans and preferred flavor. So start at 18 and adjust.
It's important to note that on the Baratza, the grind becomes coarser as the number increases. If the water flows through too quickly, it can lead to under extraction and a watery, sour taste. If this is the case, simply adjust to a lower number setting. Keep in mind that the grind setting may need to be adjusted for each new bag of coffee, as the type and roast can affect the extraction process.
But what beans should you use WITH THE BARATZA ENCORE GRINDER?
When it comes to quality coffee, the beans are the foundation. It's best to buy from a local roaster to ensure freshness, but regardless of where you buy from, make sure the beans are freshly roasted. Avoid purchasing coffee from grocery stores that have an expiry date as it will likely be stale by the time it reaches your cup. Instead, opt for smaller 12 oz bags from quality roasters. These will ensure that the coffee is fresh and hasn't been sitting on a shelf for months. To maximize the flavor, finish the coffee within two weeks. As a digital marketer, I've tried various coffee subscriptions, and I highly recommend Trade Coffee. They source coffee from different roasters around the country, ensuring a variety of options for you to try. I recently received a bag of Rwandan Single Origin coffee, roasted in Massachusetts, and it was shipped for free to Hawaii. It arrived only a few days after roasting, truly fresh and delicious. For a limited time, you can get a free bag of coffee from Trade by clicking here.
Anyways thanks again for reading this blog you never knew you needed until this day. For more info on my home setup check out my in depth
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