In my last post, “How To The Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee In Seven Steps,” I shared how important it is to use freshly ground organic coffee beans for that perfect cup of coffee. But how you grind the beans is as important as the coffee brand, the method of coffee storage, the coffee grinder, and the coffee maker. In this post, I will share how to grind your coffee beans to get that perfect cup of coffee. So, stay with me coffee lovers.
As I shared with you in my previous post, coffee should be stored at room temperature in an airtight plastic or ceramic container. This is because coffee begins to lose its flavor as soon as it comes in contact with air. That is why coffee manufacturers vacuum seal their grinds, and that is also why you are better off purchasing organic whole coffee beans and grinding them yourself. That is the only way to ensure that you will get the freshest, most flavorful coffee possible. All our coffees at The Go To Chocolate Store are made with organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients. After you have taken the necessary steps to ensure the quality of your ingredients, you need to prepare (grind) your beans to get get the greatest return on your investment.
Different Coffee Makers Require Different Grinds
Just as not all coffee beans are alike, not all coffee makers are alike. Brewing your coffee with a percolator or a French Press requires a different type of grind than if you are brewing coffee from an automatic drip coffee maker. To get the best coffee from your coffee maker, you need to learn the best way to use your coffee grinder.
Grinding The Beans For Percolators or French Press Coffee Makers
To get the best coffee from your percolator or a French Press coffee maker, you will need a coarse grind. This is done by tapping the grind button on your coffee grinder a few times as if you were pulsing your food processor. You want to break the coffee beans into tiny pieces, but you do not want to pulverize them. If your beans look like brown powder, you’ve gone too far. Remove the powdered beans from your coffee grinder, take a deep breath, and start again. Remember, you are to grind the beans by tapping the grind button. Do not hold the button down.
Grinding The Beans For Automatic Drip Coffee Makers
To get the best coffee from your automatic drip coffee maker, you will need a medium grind. Again, you do not want to pulverize the beans; you do not want a powder. You are looking for a consistency like sand. This is done in the same way as when making a coarse grind. Tap the grind button on your coffee grinder, being careful that you do not hold the button down. If you overdo this, you will end up with a grinder filled with powder. Coffee is like your computer, i.e., garbage in; garbage out. If you want the best coffee, use the correct grind for your coffee maker.
Grinding The Beans For Espresso Makers
This is your chance to hold that grind button until your finger gets tired. To get the best coffee from your espresso maker, you will need a very fine, powdery grind.
In my last post, you learned “How To The Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee In Seven Steps.” Now you know how to create the perfect grind for your style coffee maker.
I have presented the three methods for grinding coffee beans to get the perfect cup of coffee from the most common coffee makers. Brewing great coffee is no accident, but with a little planning, it is not that difficult to accomplish.
Great coffee is not only an excellent fitness food for your brain, it is also a welcomed addition to almost any social or business interaction. Whether you are enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee alone or sharing a fresh brewed pot of coffee with friends, the coffee you serve reflects you expertise in one of the greatest pleasures of life – the coffee break.
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