The Grinder Paper: Explained

The Grinder Paper: Explained

The act of grinding coffee is full of mystery and myth. A group of likeminded people recently embarked on a project to shed some light on coffee grinding, and found some interesting results. So interesting, that we decided to turn it all into a paper; subjecting our...

A wide thought distribution about grinding

There’s a number of various grinding-related thoughts rolling around my head at the moment. They’re not fully formed (and possibly red-herrings, so look out!) but I thought I should put them out there. I don’t have any data to back them up, and I’m even sure they’re...

The Holdswhirl EK43 Distribution Method

Many of you have asked about how to distribute coffee grinds when using an EK43 for espresso service. This is the week! Back in 2013 when we were wracking our brains about how to make espresso with that grinder, we also had to come up with a method for getting grinds...
Coffee Extraction – The 80:20 Method

Coffee Extraction – The 80:20 Method

So we’ve been through how to get more or less extraction from a coffee and what that might taste like. But how do we make the most of this? The following is my super simple 80:20 method for getting the best out of a coffee with minimal effort. The 80:20 rule or...
The EK43 Part Three

The EK43 Part Three

Here is where I explain why these graphs illustrate the EK43’s superiority (when coffee burrs are used). – 1 – As I mentioned before, the grinder with the smallest median and mode is the EK43 with coffee burrs. As you would expect, the extraction yield in...