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 Encore Baratza Virtuoso Baratza Vario
Starting Setting 20 20 10A
Half-batch (20oz) Dose 35 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) Dose 70 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 sour Adjust finer - try settings 18-19 Adjust finer - try settings 18-19 Adjust finer - try settings 9L
If your coffee is tasting bitter or astringent Adjust coarser - try settings 21-22 Adjust coarser - try settings 21-22 Adjust 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.

10 comments

  • Dave D. on

    I have the Ratio8 and for the half batch I weigh the water at 650g (this brings it to the halfway marked line). I find that the coffee is the best around 45g. I have been having difficulty dialing in my Ode grinder and have been playing around with the 5-1 and 5-2 but after reading one of the posts I will try the 6-range. Thanks. Also note, I use the carafe and Chemex paper filters. Love this Ratio!

  • Jeff on

    further note: I typically brew half carafe (800g water to 47g ground coffee)

  • Jeff on

    been playing around with the Ratio Six and Ode grinder – for “everyday” medium roast beans, I have found a 6-1 or 6-2 setting brings out best flavor

  • Melanie on

    Recently bought the six and an ode grinder to replace my well loved moccamaster and breville. I can’t seem to get the same intensity level. Could it be the paper filters? Any metal flat basket options? Or do I need to adjust the grind?

  • Ratio Team on

    @Anthony Rousselot We use 10/Z on our Forte! Will depend on calibration and type of bean of course…

    @Russ We’re typically between 3 and 4 on the Filtro

    @Paul P We haven’t tested this grinder recently, sorry! How’s the coffee tasting and is the filter bed draining ok?

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