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How to Grind The Perfect Coffee Bean.

Air is the enemy of all coffee drinkers. As soon as air reaches the coffee grinds it immediately starts to lose their flavor. Ground coffee when bought is vacuum sealed by the manufacturer but once opened the coffee immediately begins to lose its freshness. Buying whole coffee beans and grinding them yourself is a great way to ensure that your coffee remains as flavorful as possible.


Grinding your own coffee beans right before you brew your coffee is a great way to make sure that you’re getting the freshest cup of coffee possible. Which is the best way to grind your coffee beans? Learning how to grind your coffee beans is an important part of making great coffee.


Different types of ground coffee are needed for different types of coffee. 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 goal is to break the beans up so that they look like tiny pieces of coffee bean. If the ground coffee looks like powder then you have overdone it, get a new batch and start 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. In your mind picture the grinds that you would buy at a store. Medium grinds are best in this situation. The ground coffee should have the texture and look of brown sand. Try and grind the coffee beans until it looks like brown sand. Once again your coffee beans should not be over ground. For best results in an automatic coffee machine 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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