COFFEE GRINDERS: BURR VS BLADE
The main difference between coffee bean burr grinders and blade grinders is the way they transform whole beans into grounds. A burr coffee grinder features two burrs that crush coffee beans between them, helping to release flavorful oils and aromas from your beans. An electric coffee grinder featuring a blade is a kind of coffee chopper that finely chops beans rather than crushing them. Additional uses for electric coffee grinders include grinding spices and herbs. If you’re looking for a large coffee grinder, select burr mill coffee grinders can grind continuously so you can prepare larger amounts than in a typical blade grinder. Learn how to use a coffee grinder to make the right type of grounds for different brewing methods.
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Ready to get brewing? Learn how to make the best cup of coffee at home, or learn about different types of coffee beans and how to grind coffee beans for espresso and other brewing methods.