To all the particle distribution wizards out there,
I’ve got a few question about sifting coffee, so I’ve heard of people sifting out the fines for filter coffee to help with blockages and was curious what were the experiences everyone has had with sifting.
Currently I’m having issues with our batch brewer (Moccamaster) constantly blocking up and forcing me to switch off the brewer before it overflows and turning it back on when the water levels lower. We are grinding our coffee through the EK43 around 8 o’clock with the blades being zeroed at 3 o’clock. Would sifting out all the fines help solve this issue?
Also has anyone noticed a dramatic difference in brew times and overall flavour after sifting?
Finally is there a specific size that should be used or would a plain flour sieve do the job?