What is a Coffee Grinder?
Some people like brewing coffee in the Turk while others prefer using coffee brewers or espresso machines. But everybody knows that, first of all, you need well-ground coffee. Nowadays, there are two kinds of coffee grinders: manual and electric grinders. But electric grinders are surely leaders! Don't forget that the procedure of grinding the beans with the help of manual grinders can take about 20 minutes! And it requires a lot of effort! Electric coffee grinders can do it within a couple of minutes. Electric coffee grinders can be divided into 2 major types: blade and burr grinders. Therefore, before choosing a coffee grinder, consider all pros and cons to make the right decision.
Once you've ground coffee beans, you can either brew coffee in a special pot or use one of the coffee machines available on our shortlist.
If you are a real lover of coffee, you surely adore all kinds of this fragrant drink, including latte, macchiato, cappuccino and that's why you need to use a milk frother.
What Features to Compare
When choosing the grinder, you need to decide what Grinder Type you need. As we have previously mentioned, there are 2 types of coffee grinders: blade and burr grinders. As for the blade grinders - coffee beans are ground with the help of sharp knives, which are rotating at a high speed. Moreover, if you want to make a fine grind, please extend the operation of the grinder. In addition, blade grinders are cheap, easy to use and provide high-grade grinding of coffee beans. But be careful when using it - a sharp knife is easily accessible so that a potential risk of injury can be possible. A burr type is made especially for gourmets. As for the burr coffee grinder - coffee beans don’t break into pieces, as in the blade grinders - they fray smoothly. A more important characteristic of all types is the equability of the grinding, which is best provided by using a burr grinder.
Power and Capacity of the coffee grinder are valuable features. Power affects quality and speed of grinding. Also, a low-power coffee grinder will be grinding a lot of beans for too long. So, pay attention to the capacity of the coffee grinder and compare it with the power. The mid-power grinders yield from 80 to 270 Watts. Of course, don't forget that burr grinders may have less power but produce more coffee thanks to a great design. In addition, you have to be aware that very high-power grinders aren't always good because the fast grinding of beans can add some bitter taste to a drink.
The Design of a coffee grinder must ensure that an appliance is comfortable and easy-to-use. If you like the small coffee grinders, you surely need to take a closer look to the blade grinders. In general, they are smaller than burr grinders. The burr type of coffee grinders is usually equipped with larger motors than blade ones. Also, the blade grinder has only one container for coffee beans while the burr one is equipped with containers for coffee beans and ground coffee. Also, grinders can be made from metal or plastic. Surely, metal grinders will serve you longer than the plastic ones. But in case of proper use, each of them may work properly. You should decide what design of a grinder will satisfy your requests and, of course, fit your kitchen decor.
Some coffee grinders have Additional Options. The most important feature is the control of grinding coarseness (from coarse to fine) that allows you to select what coffee you will drink today. In addition, the dosing option will be useful, so you can grind coffee beans only for 1 cup. This is a great option because all coffee addicts know that real coffee loses its taste in 60 minutes after grinding. In addition, some models are equipped with twin blades, which greatly increases the speed of the grinding. We can also point such great features as a built-in timer and hidden cord storage. So, look what will be the most suitable for you and make a right choice!