Is there any significant difference between the ideal grinding size for a drip coffee maker and for immersion (boiled) coffee?

When whole beans is not an alternative in a store, you often have the choice between coffee ground for a drip coffee maker, and for immersion (boiled) coffee. Is grind size then important?

  • What do you mean by boil coffee? By coffee maker, I assume you mean a "filter coffee" maker.
    – MTSan
    Jan 3 '16 at 17:33
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    coffee.stackexchange.com/questions/84/… You may find this answer related to your question, though I agree I am finding it difficult to figure out what you are asking. Jan 4 '16 at 15:56
  • I may miss some terminology here, by "boil coffee" I mean when you boil up water and then add the coffee directly into the boiled water (old style). What is the proper word? Jan 4 '16 at 16:55
  • Some refer to boiling coffee, considered the oldest way to prepare, as Cowboy coffee. Apr 16 '18 at 1:35

Yes. For a drip coffee maker, most people will want to use a medium grind that balances getting enough extraction and still allowing the water to flow through the coffee grounds. For immersion (boiled) coffee, you generally want a course grind that will slow extraction somewhat (reduce the chance of over extraction) and make the grounds less likely to end up in the final product.

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