How do coffee grinders affect the taste of your coffee

Coffee grinders
Updated on 25 Jul 2023

Does your coffee not taste good and do you always get dirty faces when you serve your guests a nice cup of comfort? Can’t seem to get the right formula? I know from experience that it is very important which coffee grinder and coffee grind you use. This is what I would like to talk about in this blog. You can change some aspects to improve the taste of the black caffeine drink.

All about the grind of coffee grains

There are coffee grinders where you can adjust the grinding degree and there are coffee grinders that grind at one density by default. Some coffees, coffee drinks and coffee machines require a coarser grind and others require a very fine grind. It’s often good to find the golden mean because it affects how quickly water can flow or be pushed through the coffee.

Under-extraction and over-extraction

So the grind level does have an effect on the taste of your cup of pleur and that is mainly due to the concept of extraction. By this I mean that the water in the coffee machine extracts the flavor from the coffee beans, and the length of time the water is drawn through the coffee has an effect on the bitterness or, on the contrary, blandness of the coffee. If the water is drawn through the machine too short, it is called under-extraction and if the water is drawn through too long, it is called over-extraction.

The importance of coffee grinding

So the purpose of a coffee grinder is to properly grind coffee into coarse grains, fine powder or somewhere in the middle. In general, finely ground coffee imparts more flavor than coarse grains because more coffee comes into contact with the water. Of course, the same is true the other way around – with coarse grains, the water does not come into contact with the coffee grounds as much and therefore it takes longer for the water to impart flavor.

Perfecting an espresso

As you can see, it’s not an exact science. You will have to make several cups of espresso with each type of coffee and even with each type of water and taste them so that you can determine the taste. Then adjust your own grind accordingly. Not everyone is good at tasting coffee, so it’s not surprising if you do this with a friend who has good taste buds and a feel for tasting the perfect cup of coffee.

Investing in a coffee grinder

Of course, in doing so, it is convenient to have a device on which you can adjust the grind degree. Because the grind level is essential for making the perfect espresso and cup of coffee, it is useful to invest in such a coffee grinder, especially if you are someone who really loves drinking coffee. Whether at home or in the hospitality industry, a good cup of “slobber” does not brew without a good grind.

The roast date and cups

There are many aspects besides the coffee grinder that can determine the taste of an espresso, cappuccino or latte. For example, also pay attention to the roasting date – were the coffee beans roasted a long time ago or have they been there a little longer? No one likes old and stale coffee beans. Actually, a good espresso is like wine, it is essential that the cups are matched to it. Don’t use a cold cup, for example, and make sure the cup is made of good material.

Always grind your beans fresh

Yet grinding coffee beans is one of the most important aspects of making a great cup of latte. There is a huge difference between buying ground coffee from the supermarket and grinding your own beans from that same supermarket. The longer coffee powder is in contact with air, the more stale it becomes and the more it loses its flavor. Experts say you make the best coffee within 15 minutes of grinding the beans.
So invest in a coffee grinder soon and give it a try, I would say.

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