If you want to enjoy good coffee, grinding your own coffee beans is something you have to try. Not even the best ready ground coffee can beat freshly ground coffee beans because coffee grounds can lose their flavor easily once they are exposed to air.
Therefore, freshly ground coffee contains a high percentage of the original coffee flavor which is then transferred to the coffee through the brewing process. The result? A cup of rich and clean coffee awaits.
Grinding coffee beans is not a complicated process like many others imagine. One of the most important machine for grinding coffee beans is a coffee grinder. The coffee grinder can affect the flavor of the coffee with the size and consistency of the grounds.
If the grounds are of different sizes, the coffee will taste dull because the water is unable to extract the flavor evenly. For consistent grounds, you have to invest in a burr coffee grinder.
Burr coffee grinders are more expensive then the blade grinders because they have burrs which are able to grind the coffee beans into even sizes. If you have extra cash to spare, I would advise you to buy the Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder.
Unlike the standard burr grinders, the Breville Smart Grinder comes with commercial burrs which can grind exceptionally well, with the grounds consistent and even in size. This will help to produce a rich and strong cup of coffee.
In addition, the smart grinder has different grind settings to produce grounds which are suitable for french press, drip coffee and espresso.
If you want the best coffee, an extra tip is to use fresh coffee beans. You can also store the coffee beans in airtight canisters for the coffee beans to remain fresh for a longer period of time. The airtight canister seals the coffee flavor and stops the air from entering.
This helps to reduce the loss of coffee flavor as the air carries other odors that could be absorbed by the beans which then affect the existing coffee flavor in the coffee beans.