All you Need to Know about Coffee Grinds

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838) very aptly said this of coffee, “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” This must be true, because at Byron Beans in Australia, what started out as a simple family business 13 years ago has now grown into a nation-wide business offering great Australian coffee, in as many as 3 dozen locations across the country.

Bryon Beans offers various types of coffee grinds for Australian coffee lovers, who often have highly individual and specific preferences. One coffee grind offered is the whole bean. This simply means the beans are not yet ground into a form of coffee powder. This is ideal for coffee drinkers who enjoy getting involved in the coffee-making process from start to finish, and creating the most unique flavour possible from various types of whole bean.

Aficionados, who own their own coffee grinder, find this the ideal “grind” of coffee, as they can enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly ground coffee whenever the need arises.

Another coffee grind offered at Byron Beans is the espresso. As the name suggests, this type of grind is ideal for those who want to enjoy a quick fix of strong espresso coffee. As the name suggests, the espresso grind is ideally used in an espresso machine. These, of course, work with very little hassle, but require great precision. This grind is ideal for those who need the energy that comes with this intense shot of caffeine, who have specific requirements of the coffee they brew, and want their coffee to taste perfect all the time.

Byron Beans also offers a coffee grind called the plunger. This type of coffee grind is to be used in a plunger. Also known as a press pot, a plunger is a simple Australian coffee-making device that allows the coffee to brew longer, releasing its oils, flavours, and aromas gradually. A mesh keeps the coffee grounds out of the cup. This brewing method captures the coffee’s full flavour and is ideal for coffee lovers who don’t mind a little work and waiting a little while for a good cup of coffee.

One other coffee grind available at Byron Beans is the stovetop. Ready for use in a stovetop brewer, also known as a moka pot, this coffee grind is used in a method that produces coffee by passing hot water pressurised by steam through ground stovetop coffee. This grind of coffee is ideal for coffee lovers who may prefer a little bit of foam emulsion, or crema.

Coffee is as individual to each coffee lover as our fingerprints are. The various coffee grinds available at Byron Beans showcase the fact that they know their coffee and know how to help their customers enjoy coffee at its best!