Voo: What Type of Coffee Grind Should I Use?

Doo: Whether you choose to grind your own coffee beans or purchase ground coffee, you should be familiar with the type of coffee grinds. 

Standard grind levels are (from most coarse to most fine):  French Press Grind, Auto Drip Grind, Espresso Grind, Turkish Grind.

For most people, the "auto drip" grind is the proper choice.  This is for modern coffee makers that use a drip water system.  These are standard coffee makers that most people purchase.

AUTO DRIP GRIND - for standard, modern drip coffee makers.  This is the most common grind type.  The grind consistency should be similar to standard granulated sugar.

FRENCH PRESS GRIND - this is a coarse grind for use in a French press or press pot.  The coarser grind prevents the coffee grounds from seeping through the mesh screen of the press.

ESPRESSO GRIND - this grind is a very fine grind intended for use with commercial espresso machines.  Generally, it is too fine for use with most home espresso machines.

TURKISH GRIND - this is an extremely fine grind (rarely used in the U.S.) that grinds the bean into a very fine powder.  Some European and Asian countries make their coffee in this style.