Grinding your own coffee is the best way to have the best cup of Joe in the morning and here’s 5 reasons why I love grinding and brewing my own coffee beans at home.
5 Reasons Why Grinding Your Own Coffee Is Best
- Try higher quality coffee
- Fresher, Smoother Taste
- Amazing aroma
- You can create more varieties of drinks
- Control the grinds
Try higher quality coffee
Being able to grind my own beans opens up a whole world of coffee and flavors. I received a high quality medium roast coffee from Fire Department Coffee, a gourmet coffee company owned and operated by firefighters and veterans. Each bag is brewed to order in small batches. I wake up in the morning and brew gourmet coffee and the world is mine to conquer!
FDC Coffee Medium Roast is my favorite because the flavor is so amazing that I can drink it black with no sugar. They also provide their varieties in grounds too, but this post focuses on why grinding your own coffee is so amazing.
Fresher, Smoother Taste
Buying pre ground coffee degrades the original flavor of the beans because of something called oxidation, resulting in a weaker cup. Grinding coffee beans at home leads to a fresher, stronger cup of coffee because oxygen has not had hours, days, or even months on the shelf to evaporate the flavor.
For the freshest cup of coffee, make sure you grind your coffee beans immediately before brewing. Just letting ground coffee stand for 15 minutes results in a loss of roughly 50% of its flavor! Believe me, the faster you get those beanie babies to brewing the better.
Amazing aroma and Potency
Just the smell of freshly brewed coffee can help wake you up in the morning. Your morning cup of coffee may provide the initial jolt of energy you need just to get the day started, so it should be aromatic and potent. Grinding your own coffee ensures maximum potency and fragrance. It’s rocket fuel!
You can brew more varieties of coffee
If you’re into Spirit Infused Coffee FDC also has a line of the best and most intriguing flavors I’ve ever seem. I received a batch of Salted Caramel Bourbon from FDC Coffee and I find myself savoring every drop. People who are searching online for coffee made in the USA should look no further than a coffee that gives back by supporting sick or injured first responders. Now, my coffee is patriotic and high quality.
Control the grinds
Most coffee grinders have their own settings for coarse, medium, and fine grounds. Being able to control the size of the grounds allows you to enjoy coffee made in a French press because a French press requires more course grinds.
A fine coffee grind allows you to enjoy a fresh brew of espresso from time to time, while a medium grind is great for coffee machines.
How To Brew A Single Serving of Coffee
We love to brew our own coffee at home but I also like the ease of a single serving machine like my pink Keurig Mini. The Mini Keurig is great because I have a small kitchen and limited counter space.
Your grinding should be on the medium setting when grinding your own coffee beans at home. This is a typical requirement of single serve machines because the grinds cannot be too course or too fine for the reusable filter.
Reusable filters work great for me because there’s less waste since I’m not throwing any plastic into the trash. There’s no plastic cup or paper filter to toss into the trash and reusable filters are easily compatible with the Keurig Mini.
- Grind your beans on medium coarse setting
- Press the grinds into the reusable cup to get great potency
- Pour one cup of water in the Keurig chamber and enjoy!
Do you grind your own coffee beans or will you try it for the first time? Also if anyone has a favorite coffee grinder let me know below in the comments. Cheers!