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Jun 26, 2013 02:43 PM

Will coffee ground for automatic drip be terrible as French press?

A co-worker who knows I enjoy coffee just bought me some freshly ground Salvadoran coffee as a gift, but it was ground for automatic drip, and I don't have one of those machines. I only use French press, which I know requires a coarser grind for optimal results. Has anyone tried making French press with a finer grind? Is it worth trying?? Thanks!

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  1. It will likely be fine, just a little more sediment in the cup.

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      1. re: tim irvine

        This ^^^ plus a little bit of extra scrubbing of the filter/screen. I find more sediment gets trapped there with finer grinds. Just make sure you have a good stiff brush for cleaning.