Are you Looking for a Coffee Grinder this Black Friday?
If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll know how addictive morning coffee can become. If you’re interested in improving that lovely morning coffee taste, you might consider buying your own coffee grinder. Although grinding your own beans may sound like a bit of a chore, the process can actually be quite enjoyable. It also means that you’ll be taking advantage of that additional flavor that can be difficult to get from pre-ground beans.
Coffee grinders can range in price significantly, so if you’re looking to get a good price on a quality coffee grinder, we recommend waiting to see if there are any coffee grinder Black Friday deals released in November. Before that though, let’s take a look at some key things to consider when buying a coffee grinder.
Blade Grinders VS Burr grinders?
Firstly, there are two types of coffee grinder; blade grinders and burr grinders.
- Burr coffee grinders:
These work by using two pieces of rough ceramic or metal surfaces, called burrs, which are positioned a distance apart depending on how fine you wish to grind your coffee. They then rotate to grind the beans to the size you want. They are usually a higher quality and the recommended option if you can afford it.
- Blade coffee grinders:
These grind in a more similar way to a blender, with a propeller in the middle. They are usually much cheaper, but it’s harder to get the grind to a consistent size.
How Fine Should Your Coffee Be?
Different brews of coffee will require different grind levels. Ultimately, the brew is down to your personal preference, but this should give you some indication of what to look for.
- Coarse / Extra Coarse – a coarse grind will have visible, distinct grains. Almost like rock salt. It’s great for cold brew, French press, cupping, and percolators.
- Medium Coarse / Medium Fine – a medium coarse grind is gritty, kind of like sand. It’s used for cafe solo, drip brewers, Chemex, pour-over cones, vacuum pots or siphon brewers.
- Fine / Extra Fine – nice and smooth to the touch. It’s difficult to see individual grinds, but you can feel them with your fingers. It’s slightly finer than sugar granules and meant for Espresso and some cone coffee makers.
- Turkish (Ibrik) – This is the finest grind of coffee. It’s just like powder and no grains should be visible. It’s kind of like flour and is for use with a Turkish coffee pot.
Will There be Coffee Grinder Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals?
We think it’s likely that there will be discounts on at least some of the popular coffee grinders for Black Friday 2017. We’ll be searching the web and will list any coffee grinder Black Friday deals we find on this page. Check back later for up to date information.