The Kruve Coffee sifter is a very unique piece of equipment. On the one hand, it's been used in barista competitions by some of the most notable actors in the space. On the other hand, it's so simple and well-designed that any and every coffee lover would benefit from. It's versatility makes it as equally attractive to the home coffee user as it is to the superstar barista. Read the following Kruve review to learn more about how sifting your coffee with this device can redefine your entire coffee experience.
Kruve coffee sifter is a game changer. Let me start this Kruve review by being blunt. For me, the thought of adjusting the finer details of the end grind opens up new doors that I think your average coffee lover doesn't know of. And while I do appreciate the finer subtleties of coffee, I still consider myself a coffee drinker with ‘average' tastes and preferences. Coffee drinkers who are ever in pursuit of that perfect cup of brew will really appreciate the implications of this new level of refinement.
In order to full appreciate the Kruve coffee sifter, you'll have to be familiar with the basic principles of the coffee grind itself. In an ideal world, you want the grinds to be perfectly uniform. This ensures that the flavor extraction of each ground is balanced and consistent. The finer coffee grinds are particularly susceptible to over extraction resulting in a burnt flavor. On the other end of the spectrum, the big grinds or what are called boulders are vulnerable to under extraction which results in a sour taste. The takeaway from all of this is to see why it's so important to have a uniform and consistent grind. The more uniform the grind, the closer it is to perfection.
Kruve's coffee grinder enables the user to achieve new levels of uniformity with their grind. The Kruve is a highly innovating coffee sifter that employs two sieves that rest between 3 aluminum trays. The idea is simple. The two coffee sieves use different size meshes in order to separate the grinds to their desired sizes. Put in your coffee grounds and shake it for around 60 seconds. Some may fret at the thought of having to manually sift your coffee. However, in a world where things are getting more and more automated by the day, I would appreciate having to do that each morning. And knowing that it's going toward making a better cup of coffee is good enough motivation by itself. Anyways, after finishing the shake-fest, the boulders will be nicely caught on the top tray with the uniform grinds settling in the middle. At the bottom will be the fines. Because this process naturally involves a loss of some coffee grinds, you'll have even more incentive to conserve as much as possible. One useful coffee hack is to put your boulders back through your coffee grinder after the first sifting.
Another major reason the Kruv coffee sifter is a game changer is that it allows coffee refinements at the grind level open up new opportunities in the coffee-making process. Controlling your coffee grind size with a coffee sifter or coffee strainer will do more than just improve your cup of coffee. Refinements on the grind level allows a person to experiment with coffee layering in which you use the different grinds to produce new tasting experiences. For example, you could set a foundation of boulders and top it off with some fines. This could work very well because the under extracted boulders at the bottom would have more time to soak up the water while the fine grinds would avoid over extraction by being consumed early. It's like opening up a portal into a new coffee dimension.
The base level of the Kruve coffee sifter comes with two sieves – 400 / 800 (the larger the number the bigger the hole in the mesh). This is moderately priced at $49.99. What's nice about this base package is that it comes with the two sieves needs to basically take care of all your home brewing needs: (pour over, French press).
Kruve Coffee Sifter 2pc Sieve
If you'd like to get fancier with it, Kruve also offers an option with 6 sieves and a 15 sieve holder. I personally think that for the person who creates high-end specialty drinks at home, this the best option.
Kruve Coffee Sifter 6pc Sieve
For the individual looking for the ultimate control over their coffee grind, Kruve has a 12 sieve pack and 15 sieve holder. I would imagine this being used in commercial settings by individuals looking to fine-tune and calibrate their commercial coffee grinders.
Kruve Coffee Sifter 12pc Sieve
Fortunately, Kruve also allows you to purchase these sieves separately.
Who is the Kruve Coffee Sifter and Coffee Strainer For?
As I mentioned at the start of this Kruve review, this device has wide appeal for a number of reasons. The different sieve options make this coffee strainer useful in a countless environments from commercial usage to home usage. The sieves are made of extremely high quality and fine mesh. In the end, the Kruve coffee sifter will appeal most to those who appreciate quality above all else. It's for the folks who already know or want to know the power and impact of a good grind. From world-renown baristas to home brewers with uncompromising tastes, the Kruve has proven itself to be an invaluable tool. Yes, it does add an extra 5 or so minutes to your normal coffee prep routine. However, for coffee lovers who are also connoisseurs, this is a price they'd be happy to pay.
Who is the Kruve Coffee Sifter and Coffee Strainer NOT For?
If you're currently using a budget coffee grinder, you'll probably get minimal benefit from this coffee sifter. The big bottleneck to the perfect grind in this case would be at the coffee grinding level and not the sifting. In this scenario, you'll get more bang for your buck by just upgrading your coffee grinder. For tech geeks and gamers out there, it'd be like upgrading to the latest graphics board when your motherboard is over 10 years old.
All said and done, the Kruve is an excellent invention that raises the standard for quality coffee sifters and strainers.
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