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

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Did I mess up the grinder settings when adjusting the grind size when the grinder was not in use?

I bought Phillips LatteGo 3200 machine. When it came, I put it together and during that I noticed there is a grinder coarseness knob. Out of stupidity, I tried to move it up and down. Then I read in ...
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Why does fresh-ground coffee taste worse than pre-ground?

My Baratza Encore grinder has been the worst purchase I've ever made. Don't get me wrong, the machine does its job perfectly - it transforms big pieces of coffee into little ones with consistency and ...
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French Press: why do grounds sit at the bottom of the pressor before I press it?

I'm not sure how to explain this, but my question is that before I press it the grounds are already at the bottom of the pressor and the coffee seems "light". The taste is also quite sour (...
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Does which grind setting you use also depend on the beans used?

So - I use an automatic bean-to-cup espresso machine. The grinder within the machine has 5 grind levels - 5 being the most coarse, 1 being the most fine. Out of the box, it was pre-set to 3, which did ...
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What mechanism in premium manual coffee grinders allows coffee grounds to come out uniform?

I'm researching the difference between premium manual grinders and cheap manual grinders. In simple language, what is the 'technology' that allows for consistent grounds on premium grinders that the ...
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Is coffee grinder adjustability worth the higher price?

There are a number of bean grinders out there and some include a feature to set grinding grain (steps between coarse and fine) while others have no such setting and make a finer grind bb grinding ...
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What manual grinders are good

I already have an old rok grinder and I want to upgrade it, but I am not sure what manual grinders are good. The characteristics that I am looking for are mainly: Consistency of grains and general ...
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Do Hand Ground Beans Work for a Moka Pot?

I'm thinking of buying a hand grinder but can't seem to find enough information to ensure that I'll be able to make good coffee in my Moka pot, i.e., that the size of the grind will be adequate. Can I ...
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Issues with grinding my own beans

I currently use a Delinghi Espresso machine and have always bought ready ground coffee because the cost of a decent grinder is quite high. However for Christmas this year, quite a few people bought me ...
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My coffee isn't acidic enough?

This question is difficult to google because of the overwhelming amount of people looking for less acidic coffee, but... My (very cheap) 4-cup Cuisinart drip-style coffee maker (like the kind you'd ...
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Baratza Encore is grinding too coarse

Listing out details as I best know. I'm stuck on what might be wrong or if there is anything I can do. Purchased used Baratza Encore off Facebook Marketplace 2.5 months ago Been using grinder every ...
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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Dialing

I recently got Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine. I am using fresh coffee beans. For some reason, I am not getting into the espresso range. Here is my setup: Grinding level 5 17 to ...
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How often must I clean my Wilfa grinder

I have a Wilfa electric coffee grinder. How often should I clean it?
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Is the Baratza Virtuozo+ worth it compared to the Encore?

So I am kinda looking around for an upgraded coffee grinder. I am currently using a Braun KG7070. Super cheap, so not exceptionally good and doesn't really provide consistent grinds. So I was looking ...
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Eureka Mignon grinders and dosing cups?

Do the Eureka Mignon grinders (Silenzio, Specialita) work well with a dosing cup such as the Rhinowares?
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How should I clean my Wilfa grinder?

I have owned a Wilfa coffee grinder for about 2 years now and use it daily. I was wondering how I should clean it? I noticed you can buy grinder cleaning aids but wanted to check with everyone here ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

Is it possible to grind green coffee beans, then roast the grinds, and make a good cup of coffee with the result? Are there reasons why doing so would be impossible or impractical or would necessarily ...
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What’s the best all purpose zero retention grinder for single dosing?

What is the best grinder that: is considered all-purpose (grinds coarse enough for cold brew, French press, through to pour overs & Chemex, and fine and consistent enough for espresso using non-...
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Manual grinder that fits inside the Aeropress

What is a good manual grinder that will fit inside of the Aeropress for travel purposes? I'm looking for something as good as my Commandante grinder. I'm happy with the Commandante, but if I'm ever ...
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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender? [duplicate]

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender?
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Chemex Setting for Bay Area Costco Grinder Machines

I recently bought Peet’s ground coffee at Costco for the first time. It's too fine for Chemex (although usable) so next time I plan to buy whole beans and grind them at the store (sorry, coffee ...
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How many scoops of non-espresso coffee beans should I grind for 1 AeroPress cup?

I buy strength "3" coffee beans and measure out 1 scoop into my hand grinder. I then fill the chamber to the top (inverted) and let it brew for up to about a minute. However, I've always wondered if I'...
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Best Grinder for DeLonghi Dedica EC685

What is the best grinder to use with a DeLonghi Dedica EC685? I’m aware that the portafilter uses pressurized baskets, so tamping and grind size is not as critical as on more professional espresso ...
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Can the Breville / Sage Oracle grind and brew simultaneously?

The Breville / Sage Oracle has a grinder, steam wand and espresso maker (not sure if there is a more technical term for the part where you click the portafilter into) in one machine. Online ...
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How to verify grinder switch works

I just read today in my Jura A7 manual: CAUTION If you adjust the consistency of grind when the grinder is not operating, the grinder adjustment switch could be damaged. Only adjust the ...
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Does the coarseness of the ground coffee affect taste

I've just taken the plunge, and purchased an Espresso machine. (Sage Express) I'm now officially an amateur barrista in the making. :) From what I can gather, there are two important parameters in ...
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What are the good industrial roasters and grinders ?

I would like to know the recommended brands/models for industrial roasters and grinders (targeting 6 Ton per month) I already know Toper roaster 10 K (it has an economic price about 15k $) and Toper ...
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Fine-grind French Press - Sacrilege? Better method?

I'm a longtime French press user but I've been grinding my beans finely for a few years. Espresso-fine I guess. Ground to a powder really. I much prefer the richer, more buttery, oily cup to the ...
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What ensures a better cup of coffee, a spotless grinder or freshly ground coffee?

I want to understand how I can make a better cup of coffee, so I recently purchased a Wilfa Grinder. However after reading the instruction manual it says that the 'blades' and bean cup cannot be ...
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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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Can the MahlKoenig EK43 be calibrated coarser?

We just got in our new EK43; When we dial in to highest grind size (11 on our dial), it is much finer than what I would normally use for French Press, or even for Chemex or automatic drip. Here are ...
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Grinder reassembly: should I grease the gearbox?

I have a Bodum Bistro grinder that I bought used a couple of months ago, and have been fairly impressed with. It started making a horrible gear-grinding noise today, after getting a very small, very ...
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How to prepare beans for grinding

A friend brought me home some coffee beans from his back garden in Sri Lanka (I live in Ireland :) ), and I am unsure on what to do next. He said that they dried them, but I will need to toast them on ...
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Running an empty grinder

To always have fresh coffee I put in the grinder only the amount I want to drink at that moment. Then I just grind until no more coffee comes out - but that causes the grinder to run empty for a few ...
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Why do some coffee beans produce more dust than others when ground?

I've noticed that at the same grind setting (medium grind), some coffee beans produce a ton of dust when ground, while others barely have any dust. I'm thinking it has to do with the roast level, but ...
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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....
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Amount of money I should spend on a Grinder

I currently have a Chemex, a Aeropress and a bialetti espresso Machine(electric espresso machine, bad quality). I use mostly the aeropress and the Chemex. My grinder is a Hario manual grinder. I want ...
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How to clean an Iberital MC2/Challenge grinder that is stuck?

I have an Iberital MC2/Challenge grinder which got stuck today while grinding. Not sure what happened. In the manual, I can't see how I can clean the inside of the grinding mechanism. Does anyone ...
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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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How should I clean my burr grinder?

I have a hand-powered Hario burr grinder. I occasionally rinse out the lower chamber with hot water and a sponge as it gets quite dirty over time. Should I clean the rest of it, and if so, how? I'm ...
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EK43 settings for shop grinding

I was wondering if anyone has a list of EK43 grind settings for different brew methods that they use for pre grinding coffee bags for customers. I know that pre grinding can be complicated for all ...
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Is a blade grinder or burr grinder best for grinding coffee? [duplicate]

I have recently received some vouchers and have gotten into coffee recently. I what to start buying my own beans and grinding them rather than just buying instant coffee or even already ground coffee, ...
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What are some strategies for handling the transition between different-aged beans in a coffee shop Espresso grinder?

Suppose my grinder's hopper contains beans roasted 14 days ago, and the hopper is almost empty; suppose further that I have a full bag of 5-day-old beans, ready to go. If the new beans are added to ...
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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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Does this look like a decent coffee grinder?

I found it at a yard sale. It's cheap. Does it look worth purchasing? I usually brew my coffee in a percolator (or is it called a mocha brewer?), so I'd like to use it for that.
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Are ghost-burr grinders better than conical burrs?

I would like to know if ghost/crushing burrs produce better particle uniformity than conical burr grinders. Ghost burrs are particularly not so popular in the US, but some notable brands are from ...
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How can I calibrate my Hario grinder?

I have a hand-held Hario grinder, like this: The grind is adjusted by twisting a little knob underneath the black upper part. It's very hard to know when you're twisting it how far between the two ...
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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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Coffee Grinder vs. Spice Grinder - What's the difference?

What is the difference between a typical spice grinder and a specialized coffee grinder? Is there something that specifically affects the quality of the coffee? To clarify further, I am talking ...
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Capresso Static Effects on Grounds

Is there any way to reduce the effects of static electricity on the grounds in a Capresso conical burr stainless steel grinder? The grounds appear to be charged and tend to stick to the plastic when ...