DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that your grinder is the most important piece of coffee gear? Casual coffee drinkers may be focused on just brewing a cup of coffee. Perhaps they put more money on the coffee maker than the grinder. But without a good grinder, the flavor notes and other intricacies of their brew could get lost. The result could be an average, run-of-the-mill cup or worse, a bitter one. Now you wouldn’t want that first thing in the morning, right? Authors of The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee informs their readers that any barista considers the coffee grinder as one of the most important electric appliances a kitchen should have.
For starters, freshly ground coffee features more flavor notes than pre-ground coffee. All coffee grounds have aromatic oils. It is responsible for the notes such as fruit, floral and nut. Pre-ground coffee is at risk of oxidation hence losing all the good fresh, tasty flavors and textures of your brew. Whole coffee beans, on the other hand, can maintain all of its flavor profiles two weeks after its roasted. Second, having a grinder, specifically a burr coffee grinder, lets you explore different brewing options. The French press, for example, requires a coarse ground whereas a Pour Over can brew coarse to fine grounds. If you’re looking to invest in an espresso machine, it requires super fine grounds. Lastly, it may be cheaper and tastier in the long run. Coffee grinders can cost between fifteen dollars to upwards of three hundred dollars. Whereas regularly buying a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop could cost you upwards of seven hundred dollars. Not only could investing in a grinder help you save several hundred bucks, you are able to customize your own tasty brew