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If you’re looking for ground coffee to suit your brewing device, look no further. Here at Two Chimps Coffee we tailor your coffee orders and coffee subscriptions to exactly how you want them.

How do different coffee grind sizes make a difference?

The size of the grind can make one of the biggest differences to the taste you get when you brew. Different grind sizes will extract the coffee at different speeds which can lead to ‘over’ or ‘under’ extraction. For instance, if your grind is too fine for your brew method you will notice that your coffee can taste bitter. If you go to the other end of the scale and grind your coffee too coarsely, you coffee will be under extracted and can taste sour.

For example, if you are using a filter device this particular brewing method is gravity fed. You need to allow the water to naturally drip its way through the coffee. If the grind is too fine, the water will have to fight harder to get through the smaller, more compact ‘pieces’ of coffee and therefore the water will sit within the coffee bed for too long. This is called over extraction. On the other hand if you put a coarsely ground coffee in an espresso machine which requires pressure to extract the water, the water will ‘fall’ through the bed of coffee with ease as the gaps between the grounds are larger. This would be under extraction.

It can sound complicated, however it doesn’t have to be. If you are unsure about grinding then, fear not, we can do it for you. When you choose your freshly roasted coffee just tell us how you brew and we will grind it to suit.

Try it out first

If you are not sure, or perhaps you would like to try out our ground coffee before you subscribe, you can order a smaller, 50g, taster pack to try out in your brewing device. This means you can be 100% positive about the extraction, grinding and taste first.

Ground to order

Not only do we grind to order, but we grind it literally just before the postman comes to collect so it is always at its freshest. We would also recommend, if you ordering your coffee ground, to order little and often. With our fast and free 1st class delivery you no longer have to order in bulk. Order little and often to get the freshest ground coffee.

How to store your ground coffee

There are lots of ideas and theories about how to store your ground coffee. We would always recommend keeping it in a sealed container or bag and out of direct sunlight. Our Two Chimps Coffee bags have a one way valve which is ideal for keeping your coffee fresh. The valve lets the coffee gasses out but no oxygen in; they also have a zip seal for added freshness too. Alternatively, store it in one of our cool looking Two Chimps tins and leave it on the kitchen side to show off.

Do you want to grind your own coffee?

Even better! If you don’t already own a grinder, we recommend an adjustable hand grinder, like the Hario Skerton Grinder. This allows you to adjust the grind size to suit, grind little and often and, with its ceramic burrs, it accurately grinds your coffee at a consistent size- happy days. You also get your fill your house or office with that awesome smell of freshly ground coffee – you can’t beat it.

So go on, have a browse through our range of coffees and let us help to pick the best for you!

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