All Things Food & Drink    

Using A Coffee Grinder Will Improve The Taste Of Your Coffee

There is nothing better than waking up to a cup of freshly ground coffee in the morning. It’s a fact that coffee tastes better when produced with a coffee grinder to crush the coffee beans.  This is because the grounds are not exposed to air for very long and don’t have time to oxidize and lose their fresh flavor.

With coffee grinders, you can create enough coffee for what you are going to drink right away. In that way you can ensure you will always have the freshest coffee available.

When you buy ground coffee at the grocery store, it goes stale the longer you store it. It may even be stale by the time you buy it. You don’t have to worry about that when you buy whole coffee beans because the shell of the bean protects the freshness inside. So when you crush the beans with your coffee grinder, the freshness is released directly to your coffee.

There are just three kinds of coffee grinder, the crusher, the blade, and the burr grinder.  Of which our personal favorite at the minute is the Kitchenaid coffee grinder. Obviously, there are advantages to each type of grinder as well as disadvantages that you should know before purchasing one. The type of grinder you use can influence the taste of your coffee.

The Blade Grinder

Blade coffee grinders are the most common and the least expensive coffee grinder. The advantages to owning a blade grinder are: they are affordable, they are an improvement over buying coffee already ground, they are durable and they are easy to clean.

Blade coffee grinders do have disadvantages. Because of their inexpensive construction, they do not chop coffee beans into a uniform consistency. For this reason, a coffee grinder cannot be used to make espresso. In addition, the friction created while grinding produces heat that may affect the beans and give a bitter taste to your coffee.

The Burr Grinder

There are two kinds of burr grinders, a flat coffee grinders and conical burr grinders. The flat wheel grinder spins at a high rate of speed and passes heat onto the coffee grounds and for this reason, it is not preferred.

Coffee lovers choose conical burr coffee grinders over other styles for a couple of reasons. For one, they spin very slowly and do not heat the grounds. And secondly, they create coffee grounds that have a uniform consistency which translates into better tasting coffee.  One such example is the Capresso Infinity conical burr coffee grinder which is getting a lot of praise throughtout the coffee world at the minute.  In addition, a conical burr grinder can produce an extremely fine ground coffee that is a must if your tipple is Turkish coffee.

There are not many drawbacks to owning a conical grinder aside from their relatively expensive price tag. They can be noisy and are more difficult to clean than blade grinders.

The Crusher Grinder

The crusher type coffee grinders are not very popular because they create grounds that are not uniform in size. They work by crushing the beans in the same manner you would crush spices. The varying size of the grounds creates coffee that is inferior when compared to other types of coffee grinders.

Conclusion

When you are shopping for a particular type of coffee grinder, think about how easy it is to use and clean. Consider the amount of beans that can be processed and the consistency of the coffee grounds produced. Compare the price tags. almost all coffee grinders will produce coffee that is superior to coffee that is made from buying store bought grounds.


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.