Adjusting your grind

You’ve received your Ratio and you’re ready to brew your first coffee. But what grind setting should you use to get the best cup? Here’s a quick guide to getting your grinder dialed-in, using some of our favorite Baratza grinders.

Baratza EncoreBaratza VirtuosoBaratza Vario
Starting Setting202010A
Half-batch (20oz) Dose35 grams (7 level tablespoons of ground coffee)35 grams (7 level tablespoons of ground coffee)35 grams (7 level tablespoons of ground coffee)
Full-batch (40oz) Dose70 grams (14 level tablespoons of ground coffee)70 grams (14 level tablespoons of ground coffee)70 grams (14 level tablespoons of ground coffee)
If your coffee is tasting sourAdjust finer – try settings 18-19Adjust finer – try settings 18-19Adjust finer – try settings 9L
If your coffee is tasting bitter or astringentAdjust coarser – try settings 21-22Adjust coarser – try settings 21-22Adjust coarser – try settings 10L

If you have another grinder, your ground coffee should be about the same size as sugar-in-the-raw. This will usually fall in the middle range. Also, If your coffee is tasting very sour, try adjusting your grind finer. If it’s tasting dry or astringent, adjust your grind a little coarser. If you need help – just call us.