How to: Grind Coffee blog

How-to: Grinding Coffee At Home

Become a master of your coffee art. If your homebrew base has plenty of counter space, look no further than adding an electric coffee grinder to your arsenal. Why an electric grinder over a manual one? Consistency. Waking up to a perfect cup every morning is possible once you find the optimal grind for your brew method, whether it’s pulling a high-pressure espresso or patiently waiting for your French press to do its thing.

Among all the Virtuoso+ features, the most impressive is the European-made conical burrs that produce 40 exceptionally uniform grinds. That consistent grind is the key that allows the coffee and water to become best friends.

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Recommended Grind Settings

The unit of measurement used to talk about the size of the coffee particles when ground is called “microns”. 1 micron equals one-thousandth of a millimeter. To have a reference, in a ruler 1000 microns can be accommodated in the distance between one and another millimeter.

Baratza Grinder Settings


Measure out the coffee based on your desired brewing recipe and pour it into the grinder.

Pro-Tip Start the grinder before pouring in the coffee. Doing this will ensure that your grinder's internal components will last longer.

Coffee in a grinder


Set the timer based on your brew method and coffee amount.

Baratza Virtuoso+ Coffee Grinder

Baratza Virtuoso+ Grinder

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder

Baratza Encore Grinder



Select your grind setting and let it rip! Once the timer runs down, take the grounds bin out and give it a tap to settle your coffee and allow for a level pour.

Single Origin coffees from Verve Coffee Roasters

Single Origin Coffees

Blend coffees from Verve Coffee Roasters

Blend Coffees



Get ready to brew and enjoy! Please leave us any comments and your coffee grind suggestions below and check out our recent brew guides:

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