You bought coffee beans but you don't have a coffee grinder to grind them?
Grinding your own coffee is beneficial for the coffee lover, freshly ground coffee develops more aromas, so it is recommended to grind your coffee just before preparing it.
Several tricks can be used to grind coffee without a specific coffee grinder. However, these manual methods will not allow you to effectively control the grinding of your coffee.
Grind coffee without a grinder with a mixer
It is generally possible to grind coffee with a blender, depending on the model it will potentially require a fairly large amount of beans to effectively grind the coffee. The advantage of this method is its speed and ease. However, it will be difficult to get a consistent grind. It is also important to ensure that the coffee does not get too hot during the operation.
Grind coffee without a grinder with a pestle and mortar
Our second tip for grinding coffee without a grinder is to grind the beans by hand using a mortar and pestle. This method is more time consuming and tiring than the previous one and it will be necessary to grind small portions of beans.
Pour your coffee beans into the mortar, cover with your hand and press with a rotary motion to crush the beans. Continue until you get the desired grind.
Grinding coffee with a hammer
For the more radical among you, it is also possible to grind coffee without a specific grinder with a hammer.
Place your grains between two sheets of plastic film, or a freezer bag (zip lock bag). Place on a cutting board. Gently pound until you get the desired grind.
What is the best way to grind coffee?
The best way to grind your coffee is to use the right equipment. There are nowadays accessible equipment that can do this task very well.
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Want to know more about the different types of mills? Visit the dedicated page to learn all about the coffee grinder.
Remember, freshly ground coffee develops surprising aromas and if you're not convinced, here are 4 good reasons to buy a coffee grinder.
Previously a tester of household appliances, I discovered a passion for coffee and the Barista world 6 years ago. I now spend my spare time sharing my experiences with my community. I hope you will find some nuggets on my blog 😃
Last updated on 2022-06-26 / Affiliated links