How do I know which grind to use for my preferred brewing method?
For the freshest tasting Starbucks Coffee, we recommend starting with whole beans and grinding them fresh for each pot. Or, if you prefer, you can take your whole bean Starbucks coffee to your local retail store and ask them for a custom grind that will work best with your preferred brewing method.
Drip makers perform best with either universal grind that is available in pre-ground coffees or with a grind specifically for a flat bottom or cone type filter.
Espresso machines are grind-sensitive and require a very fine grind, 30-35 seconds in a blade grinder. Slow and fast shots are often caused by a grind that is too fine or too coarse, frozen or refrigerated beans and tamping coffee too hard or not firmly enough.