If you start your day with a nice cup of coffee, you probably know how different freshly-ground beans taste. Coffee made from freshly ground beans is more robust and has more depth. If you grind your coffee, you can even create custom blends from various beans.
However, not everyone has a grinder at home. Some people are also not fond of the environmental and economic waste brought by spending a couple of dollars every day at a local coffeehouse chain. If this is true for you, perhaps you could grind your beans another way—with a blender!
Using a classic blender with a grinding option is a fine alternative to getting a separate coffee grinder. With this setting, you can quickly get a medium grind. Also, you don't have to prepare your blender for it; all you need to do is pour some coffee beans into the blender, select the grinding setting, and use short and quick bursts to get to your preferred texture.
Take note, however, that you shouldn't take too long grinding the coffee. Blades generate heat when they move at high speeds, causing the beans' natural oils to overheat. As a result, the coffee tastes harsh. Also, you should grind only for one cup of coffee. If you are making more than one cup, it will make the process longer but prevent the blender from getting stuck and the beans from burning up.
Classic or commercial blenders can both accommodate all kinds of roasted beans. If you use green coffee beans, you might not get the same results. These are raw and contain more moisture, which makes them more challenging to grind.
Some grinders especially made for coffee aren't even capable of processing raw beans, so try not to do it for your blender. If you use your machine carefully, it is unlikely to get damaged when you grind coffee.
Though it seems practical to grind a lot of coffee and store it for weeks, it is not the best way to consume your beans. One of the reasons why people grind beans at home is to get that fresh coffee taste. If you make large batches of ground coffee, it will lose its flavor eventually, and result in a cup weaker than what you'll get from pre-ground variants.
Furthermore, grinding a large batch of beans all at once can harm the taste of the blend. If you continuously run the blender, it makes the blades warm, which can overheat the beans' natural oils and produce a bitter beverage. Though you can save time when you grind more beans at once, the resulting flavor is not worth the time you would take making a blend from scratch.
Many things contribute to the taste of coffee, and the freshness of the beans is a large factor. If you do not have a dedicated grinder at home, you can still enjoy an artisanal drink if you use a high-quality blender.
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