Grind Your Own Coffee Beans

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Aside from being delicious, it increases your energy, enhances health, and can lower your risk for various diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes). Most people don’t realize, however, that they can up their coffee game by grinding the beans themselves.

Can You Grind Coffee Beans in a Blender?

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Grinding your whole-bean coffee correctly before brewing it makes sure it remains fresh. It also helps reduce its exposure to oxygen that is known to destroy its flavor and prevents the coffee from turning stale and bland. That said, not every machine comes with a …

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How to Sharpen Coffee Grinder Blades: Tips and Tricks

grinding whole coffee beans

When it comes to coffee grinders, there are two types that you can choose: blade grinder and burr grinder. While blade grinders have rotating blades like a propeller, they are not created mainly for coffee beans; however, it’s widely used for grinding coffee beans. On the other hand, burr grinders are similar to those manual, vintage coffee grinders, but with an electric motor inside. They have two abrasive surfaces, known as burrs, that grind the coffee into a very fine powder.

How to Clean a Coffee Grinder the Right Way

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If you are a coffee lover, you surely know that when it comes to the taste of coffee, several factors play an essential role. Besides having a good coffee machine, it is maybe even more important to have a coffee grinder. If the coffee grinder is not well-maintained, oils and small particles will cling to every nook and cranny of the grinder. Over time, it will affect the grinder’s performance. Also, many people use grinders, not only for coffee but for spices, too. If you don’t clean it the right way and often, your coffee will develop a poor taste over time.