What is Coffee Distribution?
Coffee distribution is the act of uniformly distributing the ground coffee throughout the portafilter. If the grounded coffee is not properly dispersed, water will flow either more quickly or more slowly than other areas of your brew basket.
How Do You Use A Coffee Distribution Tool?
Instead of utilising your finger or other equipment to level your coffee grind, the coffee distributor lowers the degree of difficulty in making the coffee. Simply place the coffee distributor on top of your portafilter and twist. The serrated metal teeth will help to level and evenly distribute the coffee within the portafilter. Try a coffee distribution tool from brands such as Nucleus Coffee Tools and see the difference.
When it comes to tamping, you might want to invest in a good quality coffee tamper as well. A good coffee tamper should fit snugly in the portafilter and have a flat surface so that it can push the coffee evenly into the basket.
What Does A Coffee Distribution Tool Do?
Coffee distribution is an important part of brewing a good cup of coffee because it gives the following advantages:
- It offers an excellent and uniform extraction if paired with a good coffee distribution technique. The distribution methods will not significantly improve the grind uniformity, roast, or coffee quality. However, it still has an impact on extraction quality and avoids channelling.
- With the amount of consistency it provides, it allows you to produce many cups of coffee without worrying about uniformity of coffee taste. It enables you to speed up the brewing process while also improving your service and coffee quality.
- It enhances sanitary conditions and cleanliness. It minimizes the need to touch coffee grounds with your hands and thus lowers the risk of contamination.