Well it really depends on what you want to do. Are you hoping for a really even grind and a fine coffee for your expresso then check out a high quality burr grinder. If you mainly do drip coffee through a coffee maker then a burr grinder of blade grinder should work fine. Blade grinders tend to not give as even of results. However, they do have their place if you like to mix in natural flavors such as hazelnut, cinnamon, vanilla bean, fresh mint leaves, and more. If you do use natural ingredients just make sure to treat your blade grinder with care, don’t over work it and make sure to clean it. By the way don’t try to run natural ingredients through a burr grinder that is a quick way to plug, gum it up.
- Buy Fresh Coffee. Check out the date your coffee was manufactured. The newer the coffee the better!
- Purchase your coffee as whole beans.
- Grind your whole bean coffee right before use.
- Store your coffee in a cool area. Note: Coffee can absorb surrounding smells, so be careful when you store it in a freezer or fridge, make sure it is in an air tight container. Source: https://www.consumerreports.org/coffee/best-way-store-coffee-beans/
- Store your coffee in a container with a one way valve. Such as a coffee bag or a canister with a valve (the valve lets the coffee off-gas) Here is an example of a coffee canister. Click here to see the canister in the image.
Hazelnut fresh roasted coffee is an excellent flavor addition to your coffee. However, we are not talking about creamers or extracts (They have their place). We are talking about hazelnuts from the baking aisle or from the tree. Required tools & ingredients for this excellent cup of coffee.
- French Press
- Blade grinder (bur grinders can get plugged up with hazelnuts)
- Hazelnuts (crushed or whole cooked)
- Whole coffee beans (ground will work but may get a bit fine)
Put some coffee beans and hazelnuts (adjust to your strength perhaps start with 5 hazelnuts to 1/2 cup of beans) in your blade grinder. Chop them together. Note the hazel nut may need scraped off the side from time to time as you go (it can get a bit like peanut butter). Dump your coffee grounds pre-mixed with hazelnuts in your French press and let them steep. Now enjoy a cup of hazel nut coffee to your strength preferences!
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Percolated coffee forces the water up and over the grains not unlike a coffee pot. The difference is that the coffee continues to mix and strengthen with the coffee grounds over and over.
Italian Expresso is an excellent method to bring the kick of expresso to many friends at once.
French press is an excellent all around style. It brings out the deeper flavor profiles. It is also excellent if you want to add your own flavors such as ground hazel nuts or coconut flakes.
Vietnamese Coffee style this produces an excellent iced coffee and with a coarse enough grind an excellent hot coffee. It uniquely extracts the flavors.
Turkish coffee is a deep strong kicking style of brewing. Very fine grind coffee (consistency of flour) is best with this style.
Pour over best with a light roast coffee since it brings out the bright flavor profile. Coffee grind medium-coarse.