Category: Grinders

Sustainability

Sustainable. We see that word thrown around everywhere – if something is made of bamboo or can be repurposed as a wind chime someday, companies call it a “sustainable” option. If a café switches to compostable straws, that café can call that a “sustain…

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When Should I Replace My Burrs?

Let’s say you own a Baratza grinder. You’ve had it for a few years now and you’ve been enjoying fresh ground coffee on demand. When you boil it all down, a coffee grinder is just a machine that turns burrs. Machines need work overtime, right? A car nee…

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How to Make Espresso for a Group

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means gatherings of family and friends who may or may not be looking for some coffee to perk them up after a big meal.  Anybody can throw on a pot of brew, sure, but in order to really impress your…

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Grind By Weight

It’s important to know how to control the amount of coffee you grind – by volume, time or weight. We cover these three big methods here, but long-story-short the very best of those is to grind coffee by weight. “Grind-by-weight” is the term we use to d…

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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee Part 2

After finally getting the taste notes in your last bag of beans, you’re deep down your flavor discovery. You’ve become familiar with the Guatemala you’ve been drinking and you decide to change it up a bit. You pick up a Kenya – citrus sweetness with co…

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Encore and GB2.0

Encore Upgrade – GB2.0

It’s an open secret that the Encore can hold the advanced cone burr from the Virtuoso+, called the M2 burr. We aren’t afraid to let folks know about this compatibility because there are plenty of folks who want a straightforward machine like the Encore…

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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee

You’re at your favorite local coffee roaster, looking for a bag of beans to take home. The array of labels can be confusing enough, with names of people and places from across the world. But in smaller print, you notice a peculiar list of words. Nectar…

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Fines: An open-ended discussion.

One of the reasons a burr grinder is a better tool for coffee drinkers than a blade grinder is that burrs provide a consistency and uniformity of grind that you just can’t get from whirring blades. There’s no denying how easy and repeatable it is to gr…

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How to Dose Coffee. Grind by Volume, Time, or Weight.

Grind size is essential when making coffee, but it’s not the only variable. Another factor to consider is dose, which is to say – how much coffee are you grinding? There are three main ways to dose coffee for a grind – by volume, by time, and by weight…

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