The right bean for pour-over coffee makers

by Johnathan Meyers

What type of coffee bean and grind should you use when making pour-over coffee? Does it make a difference? The short answer: yes, yes it does. Read more about what kinds of beans to select and how to grind them.


For pour over coffee, the best grind to use is a medium-coarse grind.

A medium-coarse grind will be similar in size to a French press grind but less chunky and will feel slightly smoother. If you are using a cone-shaped pour over, then use a medium-fine coffee grind instead.

Since there are many different pour over brewers, each one will need a slightly different grind. You may need to experiment a bit more with this method until you find what tastes best for you.

Keep in mind: the less time the water is in contact with the coffee grind, the finer the grind should be.

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