How to ground coffee beans?
Grinding your coffee is an important step to achieving the perfect cup. Some essential grinding tips you need to know.Grinding your own beans is an essential step to having the perfect cup of coffee. Here are a few tips that will put you well on your way to grinding beans like a champ!
1. Never Pre-GrindGround coffee gets stale much quicker than whole beans. This is why you should buy whole bean coffee and grind it yourself at home right before you brew your coffee. Keep your beans stored in an airtight container for best results.
2. Grind consistency
Coarse: Percolators, French Press
Medium: Flat-Bottomed drip coffee makersFine: Conical drip coffee makers or espresso
3. Measure Your BeansIt is important to get into the habit of accurate measuring to brew a consistently great cup of coffee. We believe a good coffee ratio to work with is 16 (water) to 1 (coffee). A small kitchen scale is a great tool to use to keep your measurements accurate. In addition to brewing a delicious cup of coffee, measuring will make sure you never grind up more than you need.
4. Choose Your GrinderTwo common methods of grinding coffee beans are with a burr grinder (highly recommended) OR a blade grinder. A blade grinder works like a blender with blades spinning at the bottom of the container. We don’t recommend this method, because it can result in a very inconsistent grind. Burr grinders consist of two cutting discs, aptly named burrs, and the consistency of the grind is determined by the distance between the burrs. The less distance between the burrs leads to a finer grind.
5. Automatic vs. ManualBurr grinders are either manual or automatic. Both work exceptionally well, so deciding which to choose is up to your personal reference. The manual grinders are considerably cheaper than some of the automatic grinders and are compact, which makes them great for travel.