I do not know how it had become mine, except through my reading, and I think it was through the devotion I then had for a certain author that I came to a knowledge not of good and evil so much as of common and superfine
He ruined himself in miraculous waistcoats, in trousers that were tight, half-tight, pleated, or embroidered; in superfine
boots, well-made coats which outlined his elegant figure; in bewitching collars, spotless gloves, and immaculate hats.
Where was this superfine
, extraordinary sort of gallantry of yours then?"
Pickwick placed four closely-written sides of extra superfine
wire-wove penitence in the hands of the astounded Mr.
you mustn't take hold of my superfine
black coat-sleeve in that unceremonious manner."
"Then your feelings are less superfine
than I took them to be; you must be a coarse, callous character, to bear such a thwack without staggering under it."
The superfines provide the intense extraction that we love with espresso coffee due to their increased exposed surface area as a function of their particle size.
Through attrition friction and heat are generated during grinding, with the first resulting in the natural generation of our superfines and the second being the enemy of all coffee grinding (heat), since aromas and volatiles evaporate at very low temperatures (100 degrees F).
Monomodal grinds are ideal for all brewing methods above an espresso grind size; consequently, MPE's proprietary-type technology, for example, achieves both the "fine grinding" of espresso as well as the superfines, as shown in the graph above (Figure 9).