For many people a blade coffee grinder is an affordable way to grind whole bean coffee, on demand at home. For many coffee enthusiasts, a blade grinder is not a suitable option for grinding beans. However there are few options that allow the quick grinding of beans at such an affordable price point.
Now before we get onto the tips, there is something worth mentioning. If you are looking to grind coffee for an espresso machine - especially one with a standard, single wall filter. A blade grinder will not achieve the consistency needed for a good brew. However for all your french press & drip needs read on for the tips!
Fill it up!
When grinding your coffee beans in a blade grinder I recommend adding an extra scoop or two of beans. There are two reasons for this, firstly grinding small amounts of coffee in a blade grinder tends to exacerbate the issues of inconsistency.
Secondly, by using a bigger dose of coffee in your plunger or drip it will boost the body and strength of your brew, this will help counter the inconsistent grind and give you a fuller bodied brew.
Give it a Shake
This is a fun one, when you are grinding get your bartender skills on! Pick up the little gadget and while you are buzzing your beans give it a little shake every now and then. This just helps to move the beans around and assist in evenly grinding them.
So next time you go to use a blade grinder, give these couple of tips a try to get the most out of your grinder & your beans. Plus if you have any tips or tricks you use to get great results when using your blade grinder let us know in the comments.