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Burr Grinder

December 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

I got a burr coffee grinder for Christmas this year. I’m really impressed by the difference it makes in the taste of the coffee.

The theory is that a blade grinder just whacks the beans into smaller pieces, with lots of variation in size from powder to big chunks. The burr grinder yields a much more uniform size piece.

The result is that I can make coffee that tastes stronger without the bitter taste that can result from lots of powder. It’s very noticeably better.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mom // Dec 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I haven’t used my “new” grinder yet, still have ground coffee to use first.

  • 2 Richard // Dec 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Agreed. I just purchased a new one a few months ago after wearing one out. Big difference.

  • 3 Don // Jan 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I bought one quite a while ago when I bought my first Espresso machine because Alton Brown said it was the only way to get really good ground coffee.

    I think the coffee in the Keurig K-cups must be done in a burr grinder too.

  • 4 Mom // Jan 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    How are the solar panels doing? We have had some sunny days.