Your Guide to Using the OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder 

How to Harness the Power of the OXO Conical Burr Grinder

By: Alicia Walters  Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: April 21, 2024

Grind size plays a pivotal role in determining the flavor extraction and strength of your coffee. The principle is simple: the finer the grind, the quicker the water can penetrate the coffee grounds, extracting flavors efficiently. Conversely, coarser grinds necessitate a slower extraction process, ideal for methods like pour-over or French press brewing, where flavors develop over time. To achieve optimal results, it's crucial to match the grind size to your brewing method. For instance, espresso demands a fine grind akin to table salt, while French press calls for a coarser grind resembling Kosher salt. Automatic drip machines typically fall somewhere in between.

Now, let's jump into the step-by-step process of using the OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder to ensure precision and consistency in your coffee brewing experience:

1. Prepare Your Beans: Begin by removing the lid from the hopper and filling it with your favorite whole, roasted coffee beans. Once filled, replace the lid securely.

2. Adjust Grind Size: Hold the hopper and rotate it slowly to adjust the grind size setting according to your brewing method. For fine espresso, aim for settings between 1-5; for medium grinds suitable for pour-over or drip coffee, opt for settings between 6-10; for coarser grinds ideal for French press or cold brew, select settings between 11-15.

3. Setup the Grinder: Plug the OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder into a power outlet and slide the grounds container onto the base, ensuring it clicks into place securely.

4. Set Grinding Time: Turn the dial to adjust the timer to your desired grinding duration, ranging from 0 to 30 seconds. When using the grinder for the first time, a good starting point is around 10 seconds. It's advisable to weigh or measure the resulting grounds to calibrate your desired quantity accurately.

5. Initiate Grinding: With everything set up, simply push the OXO button to start the grinder. Sit back, relax, and let the grinder do the rest, delivering consistently ground coffee tailored to your preferences.

By following these simple steps and understanding the significance of grind size, you can unlock the full potential of your coffee beans and enjoy a rich, flavorful cup every time with the OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder.