Posted by on 12/04/2016

HOW TO GRIND COFFEE BEANS

The basic idea is to reduce coffee beans to smaller grinds by crushing them. There are several methods of grinding coffee beans depending on the available time and resources. Manual grinding of coffee beans is time-consuming and requires some patience. If you don’t have the patience or desire to manually grind them then you could check out some of the automatic espresso machines at www.mycoffeecupisempty.com

 

METHOD 1

Use a hammer

Essentials

  1. Hammer
  2. A cutting board
  3. Parchment paper
  4. Coffee beans of your desired amount
  5. Towel

 

How to grind the coffee beans using the hammer

  1. Put a small amount of coffee beans between sheets of parchment paper then put the parchment paper between towels or a thin piece of cloth so that the parchment paper does not get torn by the hammer.
  2. Put the parchment paper with the coffee beans on the cutting board. Ensure that the cutting board is smooth so that it does not tear your piece of cloth or towel.
  3. Hold the hammer with one hand and crush the coffee beans with short and quick successive even strokes to crush the beans until your desired grind is achieved.

Be very careful when stroking the coffee beans. The hammer can hit your fingers. Ensure your other hand is away from the cutting board.

  1. Turn over the package and crush again with the hammer so as to attain consistency

 

METHOD 2

Use a rolling pin

Essentials

  1. Rolling Pin
  2. Cutting board
  3. Parchment paper
  4. Coffee beans of your desired amount
  5. Towels

 

How to grind the coffee beans using a rolling pin

  1. Place a considerable amount of coffee beans between two sheets of parchment paper.
  2. Place the parchment paper with the coffee beans between towels then put them on the cutting board.
  3. Crush the beans using the rolling pin by exerting force while stroking them in quick successions.
  4. Crush the coffee beans until you attain your desired grind
  5. Turn over the parchment paper and grind again in even successive strokes so as to achieve consistency of the grinds

 

METHOD 3

Use a mortar and pestle

Essentials

  1. A mortar
  2. A pestle
  3. Coffee beans of your desired amount

 

How to grind the coffee beans

  1. Fill the mortar with a few coffee beans. This is so that the beans do not fly around giving you a hard time to clean up.
  2. Hold the pestle with one hand and the mortar place with the other hand; so as to ensure that your fingers are not hit by the pestle.
  3. Use the pestle to crush down the coffee beans by stroking them in quick successions
  4. Continue adding small amounts of the beans while crushing them until you reach your desired amount
  5. Continue crushing them until your desired grind is achieved.

 

 

 

METHOD 4

Use a blender

Essentials

  1. Blender
  2. Coffee beans of your desired amount

 

How to grind the coffee beans using a blender

  1. Put a few coffee beans in the blender and turn on the blender
  2. Let the coffee beans get crushed for 10-15 minutes
  3. If they have not attained your desired consistency, leave for another 5 minutes.

 

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