Coffee Extraction Time Calculator

Welcome to our Coffee Extraction Time Calculator! Whether you’re a seasoned barista or a coffee enthusiast looking to improve your home brewing skills, finding the right extraction time is key to achieving a perfectly balanced cup of coffee.

Our calculator makes it easy to determine the ideal brewing time based on your chosen brewing method and coffee grind size. Say goodbye to under-extracted or over-extracted coffee—get ready to enjoy a flavorful and aromatic cup every time.

How to Use the Calculator

  1. Select your preferred coffee brewing method from the dropdown menu (e.g., French Press, Pour Over, Espresso).
  2. Choose the coffee grind size that matches your brewing method (e.g., Coarse, Medium, Fine).
  3. Click the “Calculate” button to view the ideal extraction time for your coffee.
Coffee Extraction Time Calculator

Coffee Extraction Time Calculator

Coffee Brewing Guide

Different brewing methods require different extraction times to bring out the best flavors in your coffee. Here’s a quick guide to some popular brewing methods:

French Press

Check our full French Press guide

Pour Over

Check our Pour over guide


Check our espresso brewing guide

Cold Brew

Check our cold brew using French Press guide


Check our Aeropress guide

Siphon (Vacuum) Coffee Maker

Drip Coffee Maker

Moka Pot (Stovetop Espresso)

Check our how to use a moka pot


Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup

  1. Use Fresh Coffee Beans: Freshly roasted coffee beans provide the best flavor and aroma. Aim to use beans that were roasted within the past two weeks for optimal results.
  2. Use the Right Water Temperature: The ideal water temperature for most brewing methods is between 195°F to 205°F (90°C to 96°C). Water that’s too hot or too cold can affect the extraction process.
  3. Grind Size Matters: Use the appropriate grind size for your brewing method. A grind that’s too fine can lead to over-extraction, while a grind that’s too coarse can lead to under-extraction.
  4. Measure Accurately: Use a digital scale to measure your coffee and water accurately. A general guideline is to use a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:15 to 1:17 (grams) for most brewing methods.
  5. Experiment and Adjust: Feel free to experiment with different brewing times, grind sizes, and coffee-to-water ratios to find the taste that suits your preferences.


Brewing a delicious cup of coffee is both an art and a science. With our Coffee Extraction Time Calculator, you’re one step closer to achieving coffee perfection. Explore different brewing methods, experiment with grind sizes, and adjust brewing times to find your ideal cup. Enjoy the journey, and happy brewing!