I love this photo of an antique coffee grinder. But I’m happy that the electric versions are much faster and more efficient!
Why Is Fresh Ground Coffee so Important?
There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Every professional barista will tell you that preparing a cup of coffee or espresso is a real art and a precise science. It can take years to perfect every step of the process. And this process begins with freshly ground beans.
.Coffee beans lose 40% of their aroma in the minutes following the grinding process. In other words, the best cup of coffee or espresso anyone can get comes from freshly ground beans.
Did you know there is a Gold Cup Standard for brewing coffee?
The “Golden Cup Standard” … One tried and true process that has been around since the 1950s and upheld by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is the Golden Cup Standard. This standard provides specific guidelines based on scientific research conducted to develop a baseline for quality. – Specialty Coffee Association of America
.Over the years I have tested and purchased numerous coffee grinders and spice mills. My favorite brand for ease of use and versatility is Krups.
Though it is advertised as a coffee and “dry” spice grinder, I regularly chopped fresh herbs without any problems. I was careful NOT to grind to a liquid or semi-liquid state.
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Pros of the Krups Coffee and Spice Grinders
- Requires very little counter space.
- Versatile: grinds coffee, spices, nuts, flax and other seeds; minces fresh herbs, garlic and ginger.
- Fast and easy to clean … just wipe out with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel or brush out with a clean, dry pastry brush
Cons of the Krups Coffee and Spice Grinders
- Coffee grinding purists will say that this type of grinder might heat up the coffee beans as they are being ground, thus degrading the taste.
- You can’t make “liquid” spice pastes with these grinders. The liquid may get into the grinding unit and short the motor.
Here are my top two favorites, plus a few more grinders for comparison:
|KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades||Prime||Buy Now|
|KRUPS GX4100 Electric Spice Herbs and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades and Housing||Prime||Buy Now|
|Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill||Prime||Buy Now|
|Veken Coffee Grinder Electric Spice & Nut Grinder with Stainless Steel Blade||Prime||Buy Now|
|Mueller Austria HyperGrind Precision Electric Coffee Grinder Mill with Large Grinding Capacity. Spices, Herbs, Nuts, Grains.||Prime||Buy Now|
|SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinders Electric, 2 Removable Stainless Steel Bowls for dry or wet grinding, Black....||Prime||Buy Now|