Coffee Grinding

Coffee Grinding

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All we know that coffee can be instant, ground and whole roasted beans to be milled at home. Each type is drinkable, of course; however the first two are ready for consumption and need nothing than brewing whereas the roasted coffee beans require grinding. True coffee lovers prefer to mill coffee beans in order to brew an aromatic beverage, to preserve all its natural fragrances and simply enjoy genuine coffee drink.

Types of coffee grindings

There are various types of milling that depend on your personal sense of coffee taste and the kind of grinding device you chose.

Let’s analyze which kind of grinding you prefer:

Coarse – granulated corpuscles that differ much from the instant or ground coffee grain. It’s almost like brewing the whole beans that have been a little smashed into pieces. This kind of milling is better to be brewed in French press or a Percolator.

Medium – this grind doesn’t differ a lot from the previous one. However the coffee particles are smaller and look like coarse-grained sand or sugar. This grind should be brewed in Drip Filtration coffee machine.

Fine – the third grade of the coffee grind, more delicate by touch, still not the powder that we get in Turkish milling. Fine grind can be used in almost each drip coffee maker, however not all filters work the same and it (the grind) will probably need a delicate one, such as Neapolitan flip-drip.

Extra Fine – almost ideal coffee grind with a gentle texture and very close to the fifth and the last Turkish grind. This milling is used while brewing espresso in an espresso coffee making machine, naturally.

Turkish – the perfect powder comparable with the high-grade flour. The interesting thing about this kind of coffee grind is that it is milled with the help of mortar and pestle in order to get the finest consistence that is inappropriate for the other four types. Namely this antiquated method brings the beans to the stage they turn into powder or dust, with other words. The coffee brewed from this grind is extremely heavy with thick consistence that will not be appreciated at its true value by those who prefer more weak drink.

Coffee grinders

There are two principal coffee grinding devices – Blade and Burr grinder. The difference between them is their prices – the blade coffee grinder is cheaper than the blade one; their devices – the blade works in such a way that the roasted beans are chopped, thus you’ll never get an extra fine coffee grind in such an appliance. The granules are of an uneven form that turns out in a different taste that may not be appreciated by the drinker. One more aspect while milling coffee beans in a blade grinder is that the type of the grind depends on the period of time the beans are grinded – the longer they stay in the blade device, the more burned taste you’ll get in your coffee.

The burr grinder is way much better and is highly appreciated throughout the coffee world. Let’s begin with the fact that there are two types of it - wheel and conical burr:

Wheel burr is the cheapest device from these two. This type of burr can be very noisy because of its wheel that is rotating way too fast. And as a result of this fast rotation, the final mass is messy.

Conical burr is the best grinding device ever. If you chose such type of milling, the high-quality coffee is guaranteed. The wheel in such a mechanism spins slower, thus resulting in less noise and better quality grind. No matter what kind of roasted bean you chose to be grinded, it will be carefully blended and will result in a fine aromatic coffee substance that will please even the most exacting drinker. The only lack of such a device is its expense, thus not everyone can afford it.

However, no matter what coffee milling or grinder you choose, the taste of the final drink is the only thing that matters the most. Some like burnt coffee drink, the others prefer coffee from coarse grind, and so on. Thus, everything leads to the personal preference and taste.

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