Let’s face it, coffee grinders and makers ain’t cheap! By understanding your needs, you can SAVE BIG BUCKS by discarding functions that you don’t need, and still be able to enjoy your coffee!
Are you fussy about the taste of your coffee?
Ask yourself this question and you may finally realize how high you have set what we called the “Coffee Standard”. You see, we often hear people whinging about not going to that particular cafe because their coffee doesn’t taste good…or that the other coffee shop makes better coffee and so on.
While this may sound strange to some people….but definitely not for TRUE COFFEE LOVERS!
Seriously, if you are not all that worry about taste consistency, you can stick to the cheaper options like the blade…because at the end of the day, you only need the caffeine. But if you’re really fussy about how well your coffees are made or prepared, then expect to pay higher dollars for your enjoyment.
By understanding your own standards, you should have a clearer picture as to what path to take when purchasing a burr grinder or an espresso coffee machine.
Are you using the burr grinder for your Home or Office?
The quantity being consumed can be a major influence as to what grinder models you get. You see, every model comes with different settings and most importantly grind quantity. Now, since coffee beans are best prepared fresh, you wouldn’t want to grind 10 cups of coffee grounds if you’re the only person drinking coffee in the house.
You will be wasting at least 7 cups of fresh grounds if say…you drink 3 cups a day.
But if you’re buying one for your office or work place, then that’s a completely different story because the consumption rate will be alot higher, hence you’ll want to buy one that can grind enough for everyone.
Are you willing to look after your coffee beans?
They said that the type of coffee beans you use and how you store them makes a huge difference to the final taste of your cup of coffee.
So, remember the last pack of potato chips you opened, but did not finish?
How did you store it?
How did you look after it?
Did your chips go stale after you reopened it?
Ok…let’s get to the point here…
What we mean is….are you going to do the same with your coffee beans?
Understanding this will help you decide if you are indeed suitable of owning a burr grinder.
Let’s face it, if you’re not going to take care of your beans, (oh, did that sound a little funny, oh well, you should know what we mean.) but yes….there is no point if you don’t know how to take care of them. It still won’t taste as good, regardless how expensive or advance your grinder and coffee maker is.
Ok….this will lead to our last and final question!
Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A Grinder – Silver
Are you a lazy person who want things done at a push of a button?
Let’s be realistic here for a second and really think about this one. The reason you need a coffee in the morning is because you want to wake yourself up….and usually fast….as fast as possible, because you may have little time left to prepare yourself for work.
Now, the above statement may be true for most people, but there are people who are at the time of enjoying their life (e.g retirees) and have all day long doing the things that they love….including manually grinding their own coffee beans.
That’s why you may notice a variety of burr grinders on the market that comes in:
The truth is manual coffee grinders are always going to be better than automatic ones as the user tends to have more control over the outcome of grinding their coffee beans. The only downside is that you need to put in time and effort, and in our current society, not many people can afford this kind of time, hence making the automatic and semi-automatic a better, if not a wiser choice.
By the way, if you’re really lazy (Come on…be honest), perhaps one of those automatic 3-in-1 coffee makers would be your ideal choice, as it does everything from grinding to pouring the coffee into the cup, all at a push of a button.
Ok….now that you had a look at your true needs, you can ask yourself…are you ready to buy a burr coffee grinder?
If yes, then check out the coffee grinder reviews!
You will find many different brands and models that are tailored for your specific needs and always remember that one time layout can dramatically save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars for many years to come.