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Electric vs Manual Coffee Grinders

Finding the Right Grinder

Ok, so you have found a coffee with an amazing smell and a good quality bean. Does that mean you’re done? not quite, you see finding the correct bean is only half the battle before you start smashing it with a hammer or trying to cheese grate it down to the perfect filter coffee you may need to find the right tool for the job. We offer a couple of solutions for getting the best brew possible from your beans.

Firstly, this isn’t rocket science, you are just wanting to take the bean from where it is now to where it can be strained and filtered down for your morning cup, correct?

Good, now I can’t help you with the grind amounts or how coarse you need your grind to be, at the end of the day it comes down to the individual and their taste.

Electric Coffee Grinders

When looking to buy an electric coffee grinder it is important that you consider not only the wattage of your current machine but also whether you plan to make espresso and large filter coffee, as this will affect the number of grinds and pressures needed to achieve the best results. Some of the big manufacturers have released their version of a powerful electric coffee grinder, however, the cheaper brands are starting to out-compete them all.

You will need to consider which function you need. Do you plan on using your machine to make espresso, or do you just want to make a good grind of standard grounds for your morning coffee?

Some of the grinder brands have the ability to have both functions. Having both functions means you will need to buy a much more powerful machine.

Manual Coffee Grinders

Manual Coffee Grinders are what is commonly known as a grinder. With a manual coffee grinder, the process is pretty much the same, it’s still basically the same when you grind your beans down with your fingers if you are like me and don’t like using coffee pods, but the problem is that it takes a lot of practice and skill to become an expert at it.

While manual coffee grinders will usually be found in grocery stores, you don’t need to go too much to find a very good one, here’s just a few that I personally use all the time and recommend.

Price – Good quality coffee grinder is generally around the £30-£50 mark, but a good quality that will have a good quality, finely ground coffee won’t be too much more.

Which is better

Lately a lot of use of the term ‘distilled’ has been around. It is used to describe a specific type of grind, designed to remove the bitterness from the coffee.

That’s a bit different to what I mean.

So, when it comes down to the world of coffee grinders, would a manual grind be the best way to grind the beans or would an electric grind be the best choice.

Do you need an electric?

In short, no.

But then why not?

The answer is the heat, you need a bit of heat to get the right grinding.

Now, what this means for you will be different, the main issue is you may not like your local place grinding the beans for you.

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