Use Coffee Burr Grinders For Uniform Grind and Better Quality

The burr coffee grinder makes better and more consistent coffee ground.

If you grind the coffee beans by yourself, it's helpful to understand the difference between various types of coffee grinders.

Why grind the coffee yourself? Because this way you know you have freshly ground coffee and not something that spent much time after grinding an thus likely lost its flavors and freshness.

To grind your coffee beans, you'll need whole roasted coffee beans (unless you you do home coffee roasting too and roast your own coffee beans.

You'll also need a coffee bean grinder to grind your coffee beans.

There are essentially two kinds of coffee grinders, blade grinders and the coffee burr grinders.

Blade Coffee Bean Grinder

The metal blade coffee mill chops of the beans instead of crushing and grinding them. It is a basic and inexpensive coffee grinder.

It makes uneven grounds, which translates to an uneven extraction of the coffee flavors. This influences the quality and causes a bitter taste of the coffee.

The blade grinder has another disadvantage. If you attempt to do a finer grind and the grinder works longer, it overheats the coffee and it will have a burned taste.

This is especially important when you need a finer grind, like Turkish ground. Also, for the Pour Over coffee method, a fine grind is needed.

(Coffee makers like the French Press coffee maker, percolators and a vaccum coffee maker use coarse ground.)

What Is a Burr Coffee Grinder?

The burr grinder, on the other hand, produces a more uniform and higher-quality grind. The grinder works through a spinning wheal that crushes the beans instead of chopping them up, grinding evenly sized particles. This also ensures an even ground from pot to pot.

There are two types of burr grinders, the wheel grinder and the conical burr coffee grinder.

The wheel grinder is the least expensive of the two. It works faster, but makes louder noise.

The conical coffee bur grinder works more slowly and is less noisy. The conical mill is considered the best of all 3. It also has a higher price tag.

So, which coffee grinder should you buy?

You'll need to decide between quality and price. The blade grinder is the cheapest. The Burr Connical grinder is the best in terms of quality and the priciest.

Read burr coffee grinders reviews here.

Also check out:

coffee maker with grinder units, which are a coffee maker and coffee grinder machine in one single unit.

Coffee Bean Grinder - general information about coffee mill grinders.

Coffee grinder review - review of a cheap home blade coffee grinder.

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