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Old 04-29-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I recently discovered the French Press which Iím loving the coffee that it produces.

Now Iím thinking I need a grinder so that I will have more coffee brand options for coarse ground coffee if I grind my own.

My question is, if I own a grinder, is it better to grind what Iím going to drink daily or just grind a full package of coffee beans?
As everyone has said, fresh is best! Grind only what you need. Storing beans in a vacuum sealed container helps a lot too!
I use a Capresso burr grinder, got it from Amazon.
Beans....the best place I've found balancing price/quality is...
www.coffeebeandirect.com great selection, very fair prices, fresh, great quality.
I used to use a French press and loved it. Then I had cold-brewed coffee and I've never looked back. It's so good, we hate having coffee anywhere but home. Actually, in cold-brewed coffee, you grind one lb. of beans place into the filter and add 64 oz filtered water, in 12 hours you get a syrup that is stored in 'fridge. One batch lasts us one week. I use 2oz syrup per cup of coffee, so when making coffee, if syrup is made you just have to boil your water. It is sooo good, acidity is lower, never harsh and couldn't be easier.
Cold brewed coffee systems, www.filtron.com
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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One of the best I've ever found are 8 O'Clock Columbian beans. "Best", of course, is a matter of personal taste but there's no doubt that grinding your own beans right before making coffee results in better flavor.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:37 PM
 
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Iíve done this for years. But DH likes to buy cheaper beans at WINCO, and I think the quality has declined.

We splurged on Sleepy Monk Beans when we last visited Cannon Beach, OR. I love their coffee. I wish I could have it every day, all year long.

The Hawaiian beans we brought back were not that good.

Locally roasted beans are a good souvenir to bring back from your travels. And you can get locally roasted beans almost everywhere.

Winco's bulk coffee has a strange taste to me. There is some in bulk at Albertson's for only $6.99 that is pretty good. I buy Italian roast and brew in a french press.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Winco's bulk coffee has a strange taste to me. There is some in bulk at Albertson's for only $6.99 that is pretty good. I buy Italian roast and brew in a french press.
They closed our local Albertsonís.

The Colombian grinds at WINCO have been OK. But I think the decaf version has changed. Iíd really like to upgrade our everyday coffee, but DH likes a bargain. He surprised me today though. We are out of regular beans, and he was willing to pick up Starbucks beans today.

That will be nice to drink tomorrow morning.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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I second the daily grinding in a burr grinder. It's the only way to go. Enjoy some delicious brew! There are some places you can order beans from for great prices per pound and they are roasted to order, then mailed to you.


Coffee, Tea and Equipment | Kobos Coffee Kobos Coffee (my favorite)
https://www.coffeebeandirect.com/
https://www.coffeeam.com/
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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One of the best I've ever found are 8 O'Clock Columbian beans. "Best", of course, is a matter of personal taste but there's no doubt that grinding your own beans right before making coffee results in better flavor.
8 O'Clock whole bean is actually extremely good for the price point.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Fresh ground is best! French press!
Yes!
Knowing that the countries where coffee is grown use so many chemicals...
I would never drink any if not Organic....I could
not do that to my kidneys and liver....I save all their work for alcohol!
They don't need cancer causing chemicals in the mix!!

Sorry, but...you may thank me later. Also, watch your little joint problems go away...
and arthritis decrease.

Online:
"Coffee contains a tremendous number of chemicals..." ("42 pesticides", gang!)
..."many coffee-growing countries still use pesticides banned in the US and Europe." (See?)
Ok, my good deed for today is done. Passing on what was passed onto me 25 yrs ago.

https://puritycoffee.com/importance-...e-free-coffee/
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Though I don't do it often, once in a while I buy whole beans and grind them in my Blendtec high speed blender. I love that machine.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I must confess, it didn't take long for me to become a 'bean grinder' snob. I still have already-ground coffee that I'm trying to finish off (I feel guilty for wasting it), but I can tell the difference--what I grind seems smoother and less bitter, and needs less creamer. The flavor is definitely better. The already-ground is just....okay.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I’ve been grinding beans for over 20 years. But I’m not a snob. I buy store brand beans. Occasionally I buy more expensive beans for a treat.

And I use a Cuisinart drip coffeemaker.
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