So, you've made the switch to reusable pods (we're so glad you've joined the reusable coffee capsule movement!) and now you're ready to head to your local cafe to source some great quality, freshly ground coffee to brew in your capsules. You know that the taste of your brew is only going to be as good as the coffee you put in your pod, however you're not quite sure where to start when it comes to purchasing for reusables, right? Not to worry, we've got your back - we've compiled some simple tips on getting your hands on some glorious grinds for brewing at home.
1. GRIND SIZE
Selecting the correct grind size for your capsule will ensure that you extract the perfect amount of flavour from your coffee. Grind size also affects how reusable capsules perform - too fine, and the hot water won't get through (essentially blocking up the capsule), too coarse, and it will gush through (resulting in a watery coffee).
For the majority of our reusable pods, we recommend using coffee ground to Stovetop / Moka Pot for optimal results. Grinder settings do tend to differ from cafe to cafe, so it might take a little time and experimentation to determine the ideal grind size for your capsules.
3. OIL/MOISTURE CONTENT
Now, you're all set to get out there and start trying different blends! And remember to always store your beautiful fresh coffee grounds in a sealed bag or airtight container to keep them from being exposed to oxygen and becoming stale. Happy coffee shopping!
Looking for a more comprehensive guide on grind size and coffee pods? Head here.