Close your eyes. Picture yourself waking up, getting out of bed, and being greeted with the delicious aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
You can practically taste it now, right?
Delicious coffee is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures and you can guarantee a more rich, flavorful cup of joe by grinding your own coffee beans.
So if you’re ready to step up your coffee game, read below for the types of coffee grinders on the market.
Types of Coffee Grinders
New to the coffee grinding lifestyle? No worries! Here’s a quick preview of the basic types of coffee grinders.
Blade Grinder (Propeller Grinder)
Blade grinders are a good intro to coffee grinders because they are easy to use and relatively inexpensive. They work like a blender where the blades grind up the beans for you quickly and with minimal effort.
The only downside to using a blade grinder is that the coffee grounds may not be entirely even and there may be residual large pieces of the beans.
Some people believe that this impacts the overall flavor of the coffee, but generally, it will still produce a delicious, fresh cup of coffee.
Burr grinders have two metal plates with sharp (burred) edges that work to evenly grind the coffee beans. The major benefit to burr grinders is that you can control have finely the beans are ground. Depending on what type of machine you use to make coffee, you may need fine or coarsely ground beans.
Burr grinders come in a flat and conical variety, and although the blades are shaped differently, the overall process and final product is the same.
Automatic Coffee Grinder
If you are absolutely not a morning person and prefer your morning routine as fast and simple as possible, you should consider an automatic coffee grinder.
Automatic coffee grinders are super easy to use. Just plug it in, pour in the beans, and press the button. You can purchase an automatic coffee grinder with blades or burrs and is a wide variety of prices, so it’s easy to find one in your price range.
Coffee Maker With A Grinder
If you’re interested in an all-in-one approach to your morning coffee, check out a coffee maker with a built-in grinder.
The best coffee maker with grinder takes care of all the work for you by grinding the beans and brewing the coffee for a consistent, low-effort pot of coffee every time.
Purchasing a coffee maker with a grinder saves money on having to buy a grinder separately and saves time and energy preparing the grounds.
If you’ve decided to ground your own coffee, you are already well on your way to a better cup of coffee!
Now that you know more about the different types of coffee grinders you can make your own purchase.
Consider your budget, the type of coffee machine you plan to use, and how much effort you are willing to put in before making your final choice.
Improve your coffee, improve your morning, improve your life!
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