In today’s day and age, people are always looking for a quick fix. There’s news at your fingertips, fast food on every corner, and coffee is instant. However, if you’ve mastered the art of taking life at a manageable pace and savoring small pleasures, then you should use your coffee grinder to make your morning pick-me-up even better. Here’s why you won’t regret taking a few extra minutes to grind your own beans.
1. The bean holds in all the coffee’s goodness.
Think of the coffee bean as a magical shell that protects what makes coffee so special and beneficial. When the outer shell is cracked and sitting in a pre-ground bag until brewed, all of the important oils and organic compounds disappear into the air or are diluted. When you grind a coffee bean and then immediately roast the grounds, you’re taking in the best the bean has to offer. A coffee bean’s outer shell is a much better protector than the bag at the store pre-ground beans sit in.
2. The bean loses flavor as soon as it hits the air.
When a coffee bean’s inner layer is exposed to the air, it’s said to lose 60% of its flavor in 15 minutes. Wow, that’s a lot of loss! Imagine how much flavor disappears when you buy beans that have been exposed to the air for weeks or even months. If you’re a big fan of the unique flavors coffee has to offer, then grinding your own beans is your best bet for indulgence.
3. The bean can’t control you.
When you grind your own beans, you can ensure the consistency matches the style of coffee you want to brew. The varying textures and coarseness allow you to be in total control of the finished product you’ll enjoy. Store-bought, already ground beans take away the flexibility for creation.
While it may add a few extra minutes to your morning routine, grinding your own beans lets you create more pleasure in your favorite cup of caffeinated goodness.