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Do you know how to Grind Coffee Beans properly?

The worst thing for coffee, either ground or beans, is air. Once air comes in contact with your coffee grinds, they begin to lose their flavor. Coffee makers vacuum pack the coffee grinds to keep it fresh but as soon as it is opened immediately starts to go downhill. The best manner to ensure that your coffee is as tasty as possible is to buy whole coffee beans and grind then yourself as you need them.


The freshest cup of coffee always grind your coffee bean just before you brew up your coffee. Fresh ground coffee equals a fresh great tasting cup. Which is the best way to grind your coffee beans? Knowing how to grind your coffee is an important step in making fantastic coffee.


Different types of coffee calls for different types of grinds. So for the freshest tasting coffee the coffee beans need to be freshly ground.


Of course for the real coffee fanatics and connesieurs you may want to invest in a complete bean to cup coffee machine such as the delonghi ESAM5400


Percolator/ French Press Coffee


If you plan on brewing your coffee with a percolator or a French Press coffee maker then you’ll need a coarser grind. Simply tap the grind button a couple of times,.


The coffee beans should now have been broken up into smal pieces. If the grinds look like a powder then you have over indulged in the grinding, time to statt again. Just give the button a short tap do not keep it pressed down.


Automatic drip coffee makers


Automatic drip coffee makers work best with medium grinds. Picture the grinds that you’d find in a can of supermarket coffee. Medium grinds are best in this situation. The ground coffee looks like the brown sand from a beach made of coffee. So remember the last time you went to the beach but instead of seeing the sand in between your toes, imagine seeing sand in your coffee maker. Once again your coffee beans should not be over ground. For an automatic coffee maker the coffee must not be ground to fine.


Espresso maker


Finally if your using an espresso maker, you want those fine powdery grinds that you’ve been trying to avoid when making coarse and medium grinds. Grind away until you are happy, the finer the ground coffee the better. One of the best espresso coffee makers that we recommend is the Delonghi EC710

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