To Grind or not to Grind...
Why grind the beans? Because it tastes better – it’s as simple as that. Here’s some suggestions for making it the best!
Buy the best quality beans – Cat Fight – of course. Choose the roast – Light for more mellow and less bitter flavor. Dark for a strong rich coffee.
Buy a coffee grinder. Do not, I repeat, do not use a food processor or blender for grinding coffee beans. Get the highest quality grinder that you can afford. The less expensive grinders are not able to grind beans finely and will not produce consistently sized particles. These are usually 'blade' grinders which are basically food processors disguised as coffee grinders. You want what's called a Burr grinder like the one we have on the website, here.
Grind the beans to the correct particle size for the type of coffee you like. Coarse for percolators. Finely ground for filter coffee machines. Medium size for plunger pots. Grind as much as you need for that serving. The best ratio is one to two level teaspoons for every 6 ounces of water, or more specifically-17g of water for each gram of coffee.
Bottled water will give you a much better tasting cup of coffee then tap water. And speaking of water – thoroughly clean your grinder and coffee maker regularly!
While all this does take a little time, It could become a lovely ritual to start a great day!