WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE A GOOD COFFEE GRINDER?
Choosing a coffee grinder is something that needs to be considered very carefully in both the domestic and especially the professional sphere. The coffee grinder is a fundamental tool that has a major influence on the quality of extraction. Almost always a low-quality grinder does not allow for high quality coffee even if the coffee machine turns out to be of a good standard.
For a professional operator or a true coffee lover, it is crucial that every part of the coffee brewing process is perfect. The look of a coffee shop may be cool, the blend of beans may be perfect, the coffee machine may be the best on the market, the barista may have decades of experience, but if the ground coffee does not taste fresh the quality of the coffee in the cup will not be excellent at all.
There are many configurations of coffee grinders on the market, but most can be distinguished into on-demand and metered grinders. But which one is the best?
WHAT ARE ON-DEMAND COFFEE GRINDERS?
On-demand coffee grinders allow a fresh dose of coffee to be ground each time it is used, preventing loss of freshness of the final grind and also reducing waste. Coffee beans are ground efficiently and then dispensed immediately to avoid any loss of freshness. On average, using an on-demand grinder adds only between eight and fourteen seconds to the overall preparation of a coffee. Good quality on-demand grinders are also capable of producing ground coffee in seconds to help serve customers much faster.
An excellent on-demand coffee grinder solution is the CEADO E7P, which is extremely compact yet lightweight and features an asynchronous motor with thermal protection and a polycarbonate bell. The standard on-demand portafilter attachment allows you to get a dose of coffee in the portafilter without occupying your hands while grinding.
WHAT ARE COFFEE GRINDERS WITH DOSER?
Coffee grinders with dispenser are the ideal solution within busy environments. This type of grinder is capable of producing large quantities of ground coffee in advance by filling a container. The barista then simply dispenses his coffee from the container when he requests it.
The main problem with this type of grinders concerns the ground amount of coffee that is left for long periods of time inside the container with negative consequences on the degree of freshness. Some experts claim how ground coffee has a shelf life of only 15-45 minutes before it loses all its flavor. As a result, more waste is likely to occur and the final product is not optimal.
A good example of a coffee grinder with a doser is the Mazzer Robur S, a conical grinder that can handle large volumes while delivering quality performance with a good level of quality and reliability. The included doser of the Mazzer Robur S is designed to keep the ground coffee as fresh as possible.
WHICH COFFEE GRINDER IS BEST FOR YOUR NEEDS?
All the coffee grinders available at Caffè Italia’s online stores have been selected for their consistency and reliability and for their ability to match the quality of our coffee machines. The decision on which grinder to choose depends on your budget and your serving style. Caffè Italia provides excellent options for both types of coffee grinders. Contact us for more information, and we will help you choose the grinder that best suits your needs.