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Article: Why Grind Coffee Fresh?

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Why Grind Coffee Fresh?

When it comes to getting the best flavor out of your morning cup of coffee, grinding your own beans fresh is key. While pre-ground coffee may be convenient, the flavor and quality of the coffee you get from grinding your own beans is incomparable. 


Burr Grinders vs. Blade Grinders

Burr grinders are the preferred choice for all coffee methods. They provide a uniform grind size, which is essential for achieving optimal extraction. Blade grinders may lead to uneven grounds, impacting the overall quality of your brew.

First, fresh ground beans maintain their flavor longer than pre-ground beans. When coffee beans are ground, the oils and aromas of the beans are released, and those flavors are best experienced when the beans are freshly ground. Over time, those oils and aromas dissipate, leaving you with a much less flavorful cup of coffee. 

Second, grinding your own beans allows you to customize the coarseness of the grind. Different brewing methods require different grind sizes, and grinding your own beans allows you to adjust the grind size to your specific needs. A finer grind can be used for espresso, while a coarser grind is better suited for French press.

So, if you’re looking for the best flavor from your morning cup of coffee, grinding your own beans fresh is a must. With the right grind size and delicious coffee varieties, you’ll be sure to have a cup of coffee that’s fresh, flavorful, and just the way you like it.

If you aren’t sure where to start in purchasing a grinder, take a look at our article about which grinder might be best for you