We’ve been using our Wilfa Svart coffee grinder for over a year in our office now and it’s still going strong. We love it.
However, as anyone who owns a Wilfa grinder will tell you, the grind size guides on the outside of the hopper are, well, a little off the mark. Thus, we thought it’d be useful to share the grind settings we use day-to-day with our in-house Wilfa. These are of course only a starting point – everyone has their own preferences, so we do encourage you to experiment!
We go relatively fine with our Aeropress brews, which means aiming for around the ‘R’ of AEROPRESS on the grind setting. Interestingly, this is the only brew method where the actual wording on the grind setting makes sense.
V60s come in three main sizes – 01, 02 and 03, which roughly equate to 250ml, 500ml and 750ml brews. To achieve a balanced extraction across the three size brewers, it’s necessary to change your grind size, depending on the size of the brew you’re planning.
For a 250ml (one person) brew, we aim for the ‘P’ of AEROPRESS, for a two-person 500ml brew, go for the first ‘E’ of AEROPRESS. Lastly, for a jumbo 750ml brew, which will serve three or four people, we suggest setting the grinder to the dot between FILTER and AEROPRESS.
When using a Clever Dripper we set our grind setting to between the ‘O’ and ‘P’ of AEROPRESS. We find this spot gives a good, balanced cup when making a standard 400ml brew.
The temptation when making a french press is to go super coarse, but we’ve found that a spot around the ‘O’ of AEROPRESS works best using our standard brew method.
For automatic brewers like the Wilfa Classic+, Mocca Master or similar, we dial the grinder all the way up to the ‘T’ of FILTER. This is by far the most coarse grind we use, as we’re usually using the auto brewer to do a large brew, and these machines tend to drip their water more slowly than if we were pouring by hand.