How To Grind Coffee ? – Burr vs Blade Grinders

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your espresso coffee maker is equipped with a built in pump that ensures that the hot water is passed through the coffee powder under pressure to give you that perfect shot of espresso. The coffee powder however also plays a part in the process of creating pressure depending on how tightly It’s packed into the portafiilter and how uniform the grind size of the powder is. A uniform grind size of the coffee powder will ensure a compact ‘puck’ due to the disc shape the coffee takes once it’s placed and pressed into the portafilter. You might have noticed Barista’s in coffee shops using a metal ‘tamper’ to press down the coffee into the portafilter. What they’re doing is ‘Tamping’ and creating a ‘Puck’ of coffee. The coffee if ground with a burr grinder will have uniform sized coffee particles giving the puck a well packed consistency and therefore a uniform pressure when the water is forced through it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=””]Tecnora’s Recommendation –

The Importance Of Coffee Tamping For A Perfect Espresso[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A burr grinder unlike a blade grinder (like you have in your blenders) is made of two discs with ridges that rotate against each other. Its in the predetermined gaps between these ridges that the coffee beans get crushed into even sized particles. The grind size can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the gaps between the ridges.To give you an analogy, massive burr grinders are used in the construction industry to crush stone to smooth even sized particles for brick making or to make concrete slabs, for the same reason which is to have uniformly sized blocks. There are two kinds of burr grinders available, conical burr grinders and flat burr grinders depending upon the shape of the burr grinding tools used in the machine. Both types do the same thing – give you uniform sized particles of coffee.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”157″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You may not be able to plant or roast your own coffee, but you can certainly grind it. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to get one. The grinder is quite possibly your most important coffee-related buy. Consider spending as much on a grinder as you would spend on an espresso machine in India. It will be well worth the money. Using a domestic blender or a regular blade grinder is a clear no-no. Because, for the perfect espresso you want even-sized coffee particles. Blade grinders can’t do that. Also, the high speeds and the turbulence created inside these grinders generate a lot of heat and that might burn the coffee and spoil the flavor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”158″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The other reason you should get a grinder is to be able to grind your coffee beans just before brewing it or grinding in small batches for daily use. Freshly ground coffee is ideal for espresso because the gases (CO2) that help with the crema (that thin layer of foam on the top of an espresso) are just breaking free and the flavors are fresh and the aroma heady…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So what is the ideal grind size for an espresso ? – Think Sand. It’s more or less the consistency of sand you’re looking for. With an investment in a burr grinder, you will be able to adjust the settings so you get the same grind size each time you grind your coffee beans. This in turn will help in creating an even pressure in the portafilter basket for the hot water pumped into it for that perfect espresso.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”” h4=”Get The Café Home With Tecnora Espresso Coffee Makers” h4_font_container=”color:{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2338385e” h4_google_fonts=”font_family:Lato{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}3A100{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C100italic{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C300{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C300italic{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2Cregular{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2Citalic{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C700{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C700italic{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C900{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}2C900italic|font_style:400{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}20regular{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}3A400{de94edd26131aa442062517f5b0f9073feec7a6f3fe51e0cb40f90abe03b7f36}3Anormal” txt_align=”center” use_custom_fonts_h4=”true”][/vc_cta][vc_single_image image=”256″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_grid post_type=”post” max_items=”2″ element_width=”6″ orderby=”rand” grid_id=”vc_gid:1468911788854-85968abf-f433-6″ taxonomies=”1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]