If you've found that you need to grind outside the 1-2 grind range with your Opus to pull a good shot of espresso, there's no need to worry!
Even though the grind settings on the bottom side of the Opus lid might seem like rules, the grind recommendations are just suggested starting places. Espresso machines can vary, and it's not uncommon for different machines to require different grind settings. The recommended grind setting can be influenced by factors such as the type of beans used, their freshness, and the ambient humidity. It's normal to make adjustments and fine-tune the grind based on personal preferences and the characteristics of the coffee beans being used.
Here are some general pointers to assist you in the process:
We encourage you to experiment with different grind settings to find the sweet spot. Dialing in an espresso machine is a process that requires patience and experimentation! However, if you do find yourself needing to consistently grind coarser than halfway past 5, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Support team at the link below.