For all of you who love great coffee house coffee. I’m going to let you in on a secret. There are two major components to a great cup of coffee.
Of course, it always helps to buy quality coffee beans, fresh ground bad beans makes really fresh bad coffee. But, if you have good beans and they are pre-ground they can turn bad, or at least not as good, fast.
The reason is oil. A great deal of the flavor in that coffee bean comes from the oils, and oils have a tendency to go rancid, light and oxygen speeds the process. So, if you grind your coffee (or buy it from a can all ground up) then those oils get a lot more exposure to oxygen and the time bomb starts a tickin’.
So, if you don’t have one buy a grinder. I know it takes an extra 30 seconds to brew that pot of coffee, but I think you are worth it.
Most people will tell you that a Burr style grinder is the best, but even a blade grinder is a ton better than the pre-ground.
I’ll spend more time talking about grinders some other time but you can go to Amazon or any department store to find a decent grinder.
Here’s some Grinders I found on Amazon: Coffee Grinder List