I’ve had a Gaggia MDF coffee grinder for a while. It’s a great “pro-sumer” burr grinder, with 34 distinct grind settings. Over my history using it, I’ve really only used steps 5-6 (for espresso) and 30-34 (for French press). Recently, I got into manual pour drip coffee (Hario/Clever). Most people recommend a “medium-fine” grind, but there isn’t a chart for my 34 settings that tells you where that is. To help anyone out who has one of these, I decided to explore all 34 settings and figure out what brewing methods went with which grind.
Most of this won’t come as a surprise to home baristas, but I figured a handy chart couldn’t hurt — I found nothing like it out there when I went looking, so hopefully this helps others in my situation.
Just a reminder: the numbers/suggestions are just a starting point. You will still have to test inside and outside the recommended ranges to find the sweet spot for your coffee & brewing method. One click makes a difference, especially when it comes to finer grinds.