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Bitter or Sour Taste in Your Cup? A Guide to Grind Size

 Coffee Grounds Too Fine for Brewing Method

Each brewing method has a proper grind size. An Espresso would taste very weak if you used a large grind and a French Press would taste sour if you used espresso grounds.

Here is a rough guide to grind size:

Turkish - very fine grind

Espresso - fine grind

Pour Over - medium-fine grind

Drip - medium grind

French press - medium-large grind

Cold Brew - large grind

If you are brewing drip and you find the coffee is somewhat bitter you can try a little larger grind size and see how the taste changes.

If this doesn't change the bitterness check out these other reasons for a sour cup:

Brewed or Sat Too Long

Coffee to Water Ratio

Water Temperature

Quality of the Beans

 

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