All Things Food & Drink    

Choosing A Coffee Grinder

A coffee grinder, if you look at it from its utility point of view, is the machine which actually makes the coffee. You can boil the beans and you will not get even one tenth of the flavor, unless the coffee beans have gone through a coffee grinder and become that fine aromatic powder needed for the gourmet cup of coffee.


Most of the homes in the world have coffee served in the morning. This is maybe because coffee actually has a waking-up effect on people. The same cup of coffee is used when exams are approaching or when you have that emergency project that has to get finished before the boss gets to the office in the morning.

Wherever you look, there are people who would die for a fresh cup of coffee. Of course, you can get instant coffee powder and make your cup of coffee light or strong as you like it. However, you will never be able to get the right flavor and strength of this wonderful brew before you run the roasted beans through a coffee grinder.

Choosing the best coffee grinder may be a difficult choice, however, this does not need to be the case. There are many great coffee grinders on the market at very reasonable prices. We have listed some items here for you to keep in mind while making a decision.

A coffee grinder is used in the process of turning coffee beans into a useable form to create a caffeine or non-caffeine beverage. The particular steps needed vary with the type of drink desired. The process must start with the raw beans being roasted and then the roasted beans must be ground. The fineness of grind must match the brewing method selected for the best results. If the grinds will be exposed to heated water for a longer period of time, it is best to use a coarser grind. Using too finely ground beans for this type of coffee will produce a bitter, harsh taste. However, using an overly coarse grind will produce a weak coffee unless more is used. Ground beans deteriorate quickly compared to roasted beans because of being exposed to oxygen. For the best coffee it is recommended to grind them immediately before brewing.

Blade Grinding: There is the blade coffee grinder which is the most popular type, and also the most expensive. These grinders consist of a simple motorized fan-like blade that spins in a plastic casing. You have most likely seen one of these grinders or something like them before, and although they are completely simple, usually with nothing more than an on and off button in terms of features, they also work the best.

Burr Grinding: The uniform grind produces a more even extraction when brewed, without excessively fine particles which clog filters. These offer a wide range of coffee grinder settings which make them suitable for various brewing systems such as espresso, drip, French press, etc. Finding a better conical burr coffee grinder can also grind extremely fine for preparing Turkish coffee. Due to the way these are built they reduce the frictional heating of the grounds which preserves the aroma. They are much quieter and less likely to clog.


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Comments are closed.