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Old 06-05-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Mass
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I wonder if I'll have to figure out a way to grind up the bean............

Oh well, still a really fun freebie. Thanks Bob.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:58 AM
 
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Wow, Bob -- you've been posting some great freebies. I need to get back into the groove of ordering them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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And, Glory, when I bought my new coffeepot five years ago, I thought I'd be real smart and get a coffee bean grinder too. Would you believe I've never used it? I still buy my coffee already-ground.

Is there really a difference in taste when you grind your own beans? I've been tempted to try it. I dont drink enough coffee to really warrant a coffeemaker anymore -- not like I used to when I was working.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I drink a lot of coffee and could warrant grinding beans, but I've always wondered why bother when
you can get great coffee already ground up?? Maybe someone who actually uses a grinder would
have more of an opinion.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Mass
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I drink a lot of coffee and could warrant grinding beans, but I've always wondered why bother when
you can get great coffee already ground up?? Maybe someone who actually uses a grinder would
have more of an opinion.
Usually if you grind your own beans the coffee is fresher!
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Usually if you grind your own beans the coffee is fresher!
What he said.

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Originally Posted by texasfirewheel View Post
And, Glory, when I bought my new coffeepot five years ago, I thought I'd be real smart and get a coffee bean grinder too. Would you believe I've never used it? I still buy my coffee already-ground.

Is there really a difference in taste when you grind your own beans? I've been tempted to try it. I dont drink enough coffee to really warrant a coffeemaker anymore -- not like I used to when I was working.
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Originally Posted by GloryB View Post
I drink a lot of coffee and could warrant grinding beans, but I've always wondered why bother when
you can get great coffee already ground up?? Maybe someone who actually uses a grinder would
have more of an opinion.
I've been grinding my beans (hee hee) for 15+ years. Several advantages:

1. Fresher-whole bean coffee stays fresher longer. I don't drink coffee every day. Sometimes I go for a week without, then I'll drink every day. Storing the coffee in bean form means it lasts longer.

2. The grind makes a difference-There is a specific grind for each type of coffee maker used. Drip makers use a finer grind than a French Press, for instance. At home I can control the grind. If I buy ground coffee off the shelf, it doesn't work well in my French Press. I could have it ground but that's more of a hassle. And I use a drip maker for when I need more coffee for guests, so I need a different grind for it.

3. Price-since beans last longer, I can buy more coffee at a deal, without it going stale. I'm talking small quantities, not pounds, BTW!

4. Like many foods and drinks, coffee can be a complex and enjoyable experience. But it must be done well. I know people that will drink any coffee and be fine with it. I want to appreciate the subtleties of each cup. I do not consider myself to be a foodie or coffee expert though. A fresh grind releases the most flavor.

French Press-I use this:

Coffee & Tea Essentials - Frieling Fresh Solutions

but I bought it as much for the engineering as for the coffee making ability, which is excellent! It's a simple, effective method of making small amounts of excellent coffee, which is what I need most of the time.

Hope that helps. Lemme know if you want more info!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Thanks for all the info vmaxnc!! I drink a lot of coffee and am a great coffee lover, but I never
even considered grinding my own. Maybe I should go to a coffee shop and try some fresh ground
to see if I can tell a big enough difference to warrant a coffee grinder.

The IDEA of grinding my own sounds appealing, I just don't want more work if it isn't worth it.
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