Fine or Coarse Ground Coffee what to use

@suspenseful (40331)
Canada
September 19, 2009 10:44am CST
I use Tim Horton's coffee for my Melitta coffee maker, not the electric kind, but the manual glass carafe with the coned filter. What happens is I boil the water, and then put the boiled water into the carafe. Now I have been using the find grind, but I found after the first two tries (it takes three fills to fill up the carafe, the water goes through ever so slowly. So I was wondering whether like in the old perculators, that perhaps I should switch to the coarse grind? Your opinion please.
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@blackbriar (9095)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Since the water is going through so slowly, then switch to the courser grind. The fine grind is clogging up the pores the flavored water passes through to the bottom.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
I will get the coarse grind the next time. The reason we used the fine was because we used to use the electric coffee maker, but my husband figured it clogged up everything. It will take a while to get through the present can though because I am the only coffee drinker in the house.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
Is it possible to buy a can of the course grind and just mix the 2 cans together? Double the coffee and just might solve your current problem of slow water/new can of fine ground coffee.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
28 Sep 09
I was wondering whether I could just grind the coarse grind until it becomes medium. That would make it just the right grind, and allow the water to go through a little faster, but not that fast.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
19 Sep 09
Hello suspensful, I wish I could offer you some positive opinion here, but I only have one cup of instant coffee first thing every morning.
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
I am a great coffee lover, that one cup of instance coffee would not do anything for me. I need at least four cups a day as I sort of think I have a slight case of narcolepsy.
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
19 Sep 09
I think the finer grinds give you more flavor, but that's just my opinion. If you're getting coffee grounds at the bottom of the carafe I guess you should get a little coarser grind. I haven't had Tim Horten's coffee, is it better tasting than the major brands? I love coffee but the swill put out by the major brands is awful and I'll do without rather than drink it.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
It is much better then Nabobs. i also like Maxwell House as well, but I think Tim Horton's is the best. At least many Canadians think so by the way that the Tim HOrton's is always full and we are building a new one near where I live. I also hate the store brands. They say that they are special, but not to me. I will try the coarse grind, but I will only get a small can to see if it works.
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• Canada
22 Sep 09
I really don't know. LOL I bring home bags of whole beans from Second Cup, and give them to my husband to grind in our own coffee grinder. My sister gave us the grinder for Christmas a few years ago. He grinds them, and makes the coffee, and does all the rest of the cooking. :)
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I have only had the brand from Second Cup once and I do not know what mixture of beans are the same as what they have as Tim Horton's. I have seen house brands that say like the coffee shop coffee but do not know whether they are referring to Second Cup, Tim Horton's, Starburst, or another kind. So in order to find out, I would have to buy a sample of each.