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.
- Coffee Roast Tip: What roast should I choose?
Light roast tends to bring out the many flavors from the green bean’s origin. For example Go Cubuloco that we have carried before is from the Cubulco region of Guatemala has (Brown sugar, caramel, raisin, & chocolate) flavor.
The darker the roast tends to bring out more of the roasting process. (The darker tends to make a good froth according to our trusted coffee friend. Thanks Jed Johnston) Our roasting process is a drum/low air/radiant roasting style.
So check out the roasts it can be a fun taste experience to try a variety of roasts to see what you like.
Coffee Brewing Tip: Grind your whole beans to your brewing method.
- Drip coffee: Medium Grind
- Expresso: Fine Grind
- Pour over: Coarse Grind
- Then adjust to your preference.