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 grinders.

 

Baratza Encore Baratza Virtuoso Baratza Vario Fellow Ode
Starting Setting 20 20 10A 5.5
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) 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) 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 Adjust finer - try settings 5
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 Adjust coarser - try settings 7

 

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.


17 comments


  • Ratio Team

    @Jim, we recommend 18:1 for the Eight although it definitely comes down to personal preference.


  • Jim

    I have ratio 8 and wondering why the ratio of coffee to water is 18.57 (35 grams / 650 water) when doing pour over V-60 or Kalita sometimes I do 15-1.


  • Ratio Team

    Kathy, it sounds like your filter might be folding over during your brew. If that's the case, pushing the edges of the filter to the basket walls should help. Always feel free to send us an email at helloratiocoffee.com for more assistance!


  • Kathy

    I’ve had my Ratio 6 for a few weeks and really love it. My only complaint/question I have
    is every time I make coffee there are grounds on the bottom of the pot. So you really
    can’t drink the last cup. I would appreciate any suggestions.


  • Ratio Team

    @Aaron and @Ari, we haven’t tested those machines here at HQ but let us know what you find out!


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