I love coffee. Most people only drink coffee in the morning. I drink from the time I get up until right before bed. I can’t get enough of it. Plus, coffee is good for you!
When you use whole bean coffee, you can be sure of retaining the freshness for a long time and releasing it by grinding the coffee as you need it. If you don’t drink a lot of coffee, or if you like to have a specialty coffee on hand to use occasionally, using whole bean coffee is a very good idea – even better than using coffee pods. Many people wonder whether it is necessary to have a special coffee grinder to use whole bean coffee. In this article we will discuss a couple of different types of grinders and some alternatives. Read on to learn more or check out the resources at Think Coffee Now.
Old-fashioned grinders are quaint, expensive and hard to find (and loud!). They are also not very effective! An old-fashioned grinder makes a great kitchen ornament, but generally speaking these vintage items produce only very coarsely ground coffee that doesn’t work well with modern coffee makers. These grinders hail from a time when coffee was made by boiling or perking on the stove-top or over a campfire. It takes that kind of high heat and intensive process to release full coffee flavor from a very coarse grind.
There are a number of different kinds of specialized grinders for coffee, and they range in price from very cheap to very expensive indeed. If you need to grind coffee every day, or if you simply like having a special gadget for each thing you do in your kitchen investing in one of these grinders is a great idea. This is especially true if you like to make specialty coffees such as espresso. A very powerful electric grinder can ensure that you get the extremely fine grind you need for this type of specialty coffee. Of course, if you are the first person up in your household, then you’ll definitely want to get a quiet coffee grinder so everyone else can sleep.
If you only grind coffee occasionally, or if you simply like to save space in your kitchen by having multipurpose gadgets, you are better off investing in a really good blender than in buying a coffee grinder. A good quality, high powered blender can grind coffee beans very satisfactorily in a wide range of grinds. Use the “purée” or “ice crush” setting for a very fine grind and the “grate” setting for a very coarse grind. Choose appropriate settings in between for various and sundry other textures.
One thing you should keep in mind is that when you have a designated grinder, you don’t run the risk of getting coffee flavor in other foods and beverages. If you do decide to use your blender for grinding coffee, be sure to clean it and dry it thoroughly before using it for any other purpose.