Questions tagged [grinder]

A grinding machine, often shortened to grinder, is any of various tools or machines used for grinding coffee beans.

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What are the 4M's of espresso?

"4M" is something that I have been heard of as a requirement set for tasty espresso. What are these four important quality factors that affect the flavor of final espresso cup?
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Blade grinders: any advantage over burr grinders besides cost?

There are many blade grinders in the market, and they are usually cheaper than burr grinders. I've almost always heard and read that burr grinders are the best choice for most of coffee preparations. ...
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How does coffee grind size affect coffee taste

I have a grinding machine with a lot of different settings. Even between the categories of Fine and Medium there are sub levels of grinding. I'm not sure how they relate to the flavor of the coffee. ...
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Why would anyone want to hand grind their coffee?

I often buy pre-roasted beans so that they last longer in storage. This means I have to grind the beans. I have a cheap spice grinder that does a great job at preparing the beans into ground coffee. ...
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How should I manage settings for single shot / double shot

I just bought a Nuova Simonelli Musica + Eureka Mignon, so I'm practicing extracting a shot. I usually use single shot portfilter, as I am at home, and I live alone, so I don't want to waste too much ...
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What are the heath risks associated with grinding coffee beans a year after their sell by date?

I have had some coffee beans for over a year now and the date on them is July 2015. I have been drinking them for the past year because I have a big supply. The coffee still tastes great and I can ...
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Why does my Moka pot sometimes produce GREAT coffee and sometimes awful coffee?

So I try to grind about the same each time but for some reason if I don't hit the jackpot on adjusting my hand grinder I get sour or bitter coffee. Why is my Moka Express so finicky?
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Should I grind my coffee beans at home, or en masse in the coffee shop?

I bought a pack of New Orleans' PJ's whole bean coffee. It is a bit old, about a year. I am flexible type though, I'll drink it. The problem is my indecision about whether to grind it piecemeal or ...
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What's a good small hand / electric grinder available on the market?

Just transitioned from a coffee shop to an office job, and got a bag of wonderful Counter Culture coffee beans. New workplace only buys pre-ground coffee and runs it through a Mr. Coffee drip machine....