Grinding your own coffee beans has a lot of advantages, but do you know how to do it? If you don’t know how to grind coffee beans, you might decide not to buy Whole Bean Coffee. That would be too bad, because you’d miss out on amazing freshness and wonderful products such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee Whole Bean Variety Pack.
Why Grind Your Own Coffee Beans?
Coffee does come in ground bean versions, but there are some reasons to consider grinding your own. Here are a few possible benefits.
Freshness. They say that coffee beans start to age as soon as they are ground. When you purchase whole bean coffee, you can grind just a small amount at a time to maximize freshness in every cup.
Lower cost. Everyone has been hit hard with inflation and other recent economic factors. Saving a bit of money is top priority for many of us. Grinding your own coffee beans lets you have a cafe-quality experience because you get to smell the delicious aroma of the beans while you grind them and brew your coffee. When you choose top-quality beans, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee Whole Bean Variety Pack, the experience is even better and for a fraction of the price as going to a coffee shop.
Size.Different sizes of coffee grinds are best for different coffee beverages. When you grind your own, you can choose which size coffee grinds to make for each time you brew coffee. When you purchase pre-ground coffee beans, the grinds are all the same size.
Best Grinder for Grinding Your Favorite Coffee Beans
First, you need a grinder for making perfectly ground coffee beans. You can choose whether to purchase a blade or a burr grinder, but you should know the difference so you can make an informed decision.
A blade grinder is similar to a blender. It has blades that cut the coffee beans. The coffee beans that are initially on the bottom, or the ones that are resting on the blades, get chopped first. A drawback is that there can be an uneven grind with blade grinders. When you brew unevenly-sized coffee grinds, their flavor can be extracted to different degrees. Smaller grinds can lead to over-extraction, with a bitter taste, while larger grinds may be under-extracted, leading to less flavor.
Burr grinders have circular blades, called burrs, which cut the beans. They tend to yield more evenly-sized coffee grinds. Plus, they do not generate as much heat, which avoids a burned taste in your coffee. Burrs that are closer together create smaller grinds, while burrs that are further apart create larger ones.
How to Know Which Size Grinds Are Best When Grinding Coffee Beans: Effects of Type of Beverage and Degree of Roast
The best grind size varies depends on the type of coffee and the degree of roast. In general, darker roasts are better with finer grinds. This might be the case with Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee French Roast in Decaf, Half Caff, and Regular. Medium roast coffee beans, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Whole Bean Rise and Shine, lend themselves to medium roasts.
If you want to get more specific with types of coffee beverages and the best roast for them, here are some guidelines.
Cold brew coffee is best with a coarser grind. That is because the coffee beans brew for a long time, so having coarser grinds helps prevent over brewing.
Espresso usually has a finer grind. Espresso has a rapid, very hot brew, and finer grinds can have their flavor extracted more quickly.
Turkish coffee, with a hot brew and a lot of coffee beans, is best with a very fine grind.
Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee Whole Bean Variety Pack includes Half Caff, Regular, and Decaf French Roast coffee beans, as well as Rise and Shine. There is a 5-lb bag of each type of beans, giving you plenty of scope for perfecting your coffee grinding skills and making all kinds of delightful beverages.
More Tips for the Perfect Grind
As you practice becoming an expert coffee grinder, these tips may help.
You probably will not be grinding huge batches of coffee beans at once, but you will likely have some extras. You can store these in airtight containers.
Pulsing the coffee beans, if your grinder has a setting for pulsing, can give a more consistent product.
Try not to overgrind the coffee beans.
It’s okay to experiment. You can try different settings on your grinder and your coffee brewing machine to see which combinations work the best. Hint: you can even take notes so that you remember which ones turned out the best!
No matter how good you are at grinding whole coffee beans, the result will not be perfect unless you start with the best beans. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee Whole Bean Variety Pack includes Regular, Half Caff, and Decaf French Roast coffee beans, along with Rise and Shine Medium Roast coffee beans. They are all top-notch and delicious.
Gentler on the stomach due to lower acid content.
Low in acidity, leading to less of a bitter or sour flavor.
Organic and free from hundreds of synthetic herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides.
Free from mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals.
Grinding your own coffee beans can open a whole new world of possibilities. When you start with the best coffee beans, you have the chance to take your coffee to the next level. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee Whole Bean Variety Pack lets you grind your own coffee beans fresh and get the exact amount of caffeine you want every time, while being sure that your coffee is gentle on the stomach.