Different Coffee Grinds - A Beginner's Guide

Hello! Not sure which type of grind to select for your Dragon Beans coffee? Here's a general guide to give you a good place to start. And check out the bottom for rough estimates of the actual yield of each bag size that we offer!


This is a fine grind, like finer salt, perfect for making espresso.


This is a medium grind, like sand, recommended for use in your average drip machine coffee maker, with a Chemex-style brew system, a Keurig-style reusable single cup pod, or when using the pour over method of brewing.


This is a coarse grind, like sea salt, just what you need for using a French Press for your brew.


This is the choose-your-own-adventure option of the mix, allowing you to choose the grind that best suits your needs and tastes. With a nice coffee grinder, you can choose anything from an extra-fine grind (like flour) for a Turkish style brew to an extra-coarse grind (like ground peppercorns) for a cold brew coffee.

Now that you've got a good idea of what brew you're going for, getback to that order page and get some Dragon Beans in your life!

Bag Sizes 101

What about sizes of the bags of coffee? How many cups of coffee is this going to make me?

Well, that depends. If you are SUPER serious about your coffee, you'll probably have to get a good scale and whole beans to experiment with different grind textures and surface areas and pressures. Or do 10 grams of ground coffee per 180 mL or 180 grams of water, if you don't want to be a mad scientist with your morning cuppa joe. BUT that's not a very convenient way for most to make coffee.

The simpler way, using the "Golden Cup Standard" or "Golden Ratio", as developed by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America, no seriously it's a thing) to ensure the best cup of coffee, it's recommended to use 10 grams or 0.36 oz. per 6-oz cup as the proper measure for brewed coffee, using the American standards of most standard drip brew coffee makers/pots. Of course, you should probably double-check with your machine's user guide before filling the water reservoir as some coffee pot manufacturers may deviate from the usual 6 oz. per cup standard. Plus as most of you are probably aware, coffee mugs aren't usually that small, so you might want to consider that for your 18 oz. travel mug.

So, to give rough estimates of how much coffee you should be able to make per bag size, I'll use the standard 6 oz. cup measure, plus the number of regular mugs of our two mug sizes we have for sale on our shop - 11 oz. and 15 oz. - assuming 10 oz. and 14 oz. portions. For convenience, I'm rounding down to the nearest whole cup/mug/large mug.


0.36 0.6 0.84
 Bag Size # of cups (6 oz.) # of mugs (10 oz.) # of large mugs (14 oz.)
12 oz. 33 cups 20 mugs 14 large mugs
1 lb. 44 cups 26 mugs 19 large mugs
2 lb. 88 cups 53 mugs 38 large mugs
5 lb. 222 cups 133 mugs 95 large mugs
12 lb. 533 cups 320 mugs 228 large mugs



*Please note that we are not affilliated with Chemex or Keurig, and only mention those brands as a point of reference. We neither recommend nor are sponsored/endorsed by or claim ownership of either Chemex or Keurig. Rights belong to their respective owners.