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Hand Coffee Grinder
Espresso and Coffee Grinders
Many people buy fresh and premium coffee beans and have an expensive coffee machinery to brew it, but they don't think of the humble grinder that sits between them. It's a shame—a good grinder can make a world of difference. Because every dynamite cup of espresso or coffee starts with a dynamite grind. Consistency, texture, size - it all matters. A manual coffee grinder is prefered by thousands of coffee enthusiasts around the world. The perfect grind for any brew method. Handground Precision Coffee Grinder -> Better Grind, More Flavor!
A good coffee requires that the coffee beans be freshly ground with a coffee grinder. Chemically, coffee is incredibly complex. To date, over 800 volatile compounds have been discovered in coffee, and coffee is thought to be made up of over 10,000 chemical compounds. There is not one compound in coffee that smells like coffee, but the interaction of these compounds is responsible for the typical smell. It is too time-consuming and therefore too expensive to produce the scent of coffee synthetically.
However, since these are volatile substances, they also escape as soon as the bean is ground. Connoisseurs never use ground coffee, but prefer to use a coffee grinder. Because only in this way the coffee achieves an optimal taste.
What influence does the grind have on the coffee?
The grind directly affects the taste, because the grind of the coffee grinder determines the residence time of the water in the coffee powder. The finer the coffee is ground, the greater its surface area. The water has more contact surface and interacts longer with the powder. The longer the water stays in contact with the powder, the more substances are dissolved. This is another reason why you should reach for the coffee grinder yourself. This is the only way to find out which grind tastes best.
The espresso grinder tends to get a little neglected. This is perhaps because people buy a grinder and may use it for 20 years, while possibly changing the coffee bean every week. Yet, many people would certainly be amazed at how different espressos taste when ground differently or with different espresso grinders. After all, you use the espresso grinder to influence which flavorings are released from the powder.
But where do the differences between espresso grinders come from?
For one thing, there are different grinding methods. Some grinders grind the beans, others have such a sharp and precise grinder that the process is more like cutting than grinding. There are manual grinders and electric grinders. While manual coffee grinders are good for filter coffee or coffee for the French Press because they grind coarser, electric espresso grinders are used for espresso because they grind with constant force and can be adjusted finer.
If you invest more money in an espresso grinder, you pay for more precise grinders and higher quality. This investment is worth it, and you can taste it in the espresso.