At Rural Coffee, we take pride in using sophisticated grinders to ensure a uniform consistency of the grind for each of our coffees. This is important because a consistent grind ensures that the coffee is brewed evenly and results in a better-tasting cup. If you prefer to order whole bean coffee, we recommend using a burr grinder at home to achieve a consistent grind. To help you get the best possible coffee experience, we've provided a guide to the recommended grind and preparation methods for our three main coffee types: Espresso, Drip, and French Press/Percolator.
Grind: Super fine
Preparation: Use with espresso machines or Moka Pot
Machine for this grind: Espresso Machine or Moka Pot
Espresso is a concentrated coffee drink made by forcing pressurized hot water through finely ground coffee. It's a popular drink in many coffee shops and is often used as the base for other coffee drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. In addition to using an espresso machine, you can also use a Moka Pot to make espresso-like coffee at home. A Moka Pot is a stovetop coffee maker that uses steam pressure to extract coffee.
Preparation: Use with paper filters in coffee makers
Machine for this grind: Coffee Maker with Paper Filters / Chemex
Drip coffee is a simple and popular coffee preparation method. It involves pouring hot water over medium ground coffee beans that are contained in a paper filter. The coffee then drips down into a carafe or pot, resulting in a smooth and balanced coffee.
French Press / Percolator
Preparation: Steep in hot water and press down the plunger
Machine for this grind: French Press / Percolator
A French press, also known as a press pot or plunger pot, is a coffee brewing device that produces a rich and flavorful coffee. It works by steeping coarse ground coffee in hot water, and then pressing down a plunger to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. French press coffee has a full body and robust flavor, and is a popular choice among coffee lovers. Another similar method is the percolator, which boils water and filters it through the coffee grounds several times for a stronger and bolder taste.