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Create the perfect grind

Get the best from your beans. Find out how to get the perfect grind every time. Busy, busy but got a few seconds to spare? Take a look at the quick and instant version. Want to take it slower? Check out the step by step scenes and we'll take you through it one expert move at a time. Watch, skip, repeat, go grind!

The Essentials


  • Coffee


  • Espresso machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Tamper & Tampingmat
  • Knockbox
  • Brush
  • 3 Cloths

The method: in 3 simple steps

Step 1

  • Place a clean portafilter on the scale and set it to zero.

  • Grind the desired amount of coffee.

  • Check the dosed coffee weight on scale.

Step 2

  • Brew an espresso and stop the extraction at desired amount of espresso.

  • Check the extraction time.

Step 3

  • Change the grind if necessary:

    • Did the espresso run too fast? (less than 20 seconds) → grind finer.

    • Did the espresso run too slow? (over 30 seconds) → grind coarser.

  • Grind and discard a full filter basket of coffee (at the original grind setting).

  • Repeat from step one until you’ve reached the right grind setting/extraction time.


"The perfect grind depends on the bean, the roast, the grind settings; sometimes even the time of day and how warm your machine is."

Merijn Gijsbers

Merijn Gijsbers

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Barista Notes

Only move the grind setting in small steps to ensure you don't block the grinder or go past the desired setting.


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