Manual Grinders Vs. Electric Coffee Grinders, What Should I Choose?
Great question! Hand or electric coffee grinder, what is better? Well we have done some research on this topic for you and written a blog article about it. Check it out here. Each type of coffee mill has its own pros and cons. While one is more convenient, another can give you better coffee. One may offer storage for ground coffee, and the other may be easier to clean. In general whether you choose an electric or manual coffee grinder, we recommend freshly grinding your coffee beans just before brewing. A good barista will always use fresh ground coffee for your espresso or coffee. Coffee shops that open foil bags of pre-ground coffee beans are not giving you a freshly ground cup with full flavor.
When coffee beans are ground they produce off gasses from the natural oxidation of the ground coffee. When coffee is giving off these off-gasses it cannot be packed in little cups or foil pouches since the pressure of the gasses will make these containers pop. So, the manufacturers have to let the coffee finish off the oxidation, making it go stale before packing it in the little cups or pouches. So fresh grind your coffee, and stay away from stale cups and pouches. Fresher is better. Always.