Grinding level How finely or coarsely ground the coffee grounds are. It also plays a decisive role for the optimum development of flavors. It also depends on the method of preparation. Espresso, or rather coffee grounds for espresso machines, should be ground very finely (due to the more intensive, but very short period of water contact). For filter coffee medium fine – depending on the type of filtering.
- Stovetop coffee pot: finely ground
- AeroPress: medium fine
- Single cup brewing cone: fine as sand
- French Press: fine as grit