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Q: Non-china, coffee question.

Recently, I have been trying different methods of grinding coffee. I finally bought a little machine that does the job.

 

My question is: what difference does the coursness of the ground coffee make to the cup you drink?

 

Possibly I am thinking too much about this. [Inner voice: duh!]

I'm wondering whether fine grounds give a  more robust (?) cup because the coffee particles are smaller and make it easier for the water to do the job.

Or does a courser ground work better because the particles have a larger surface area?

 

P.S. I found a very nice coffee on Taobao called GUOKOFF - Mandheling is good and Blue Mountain, not bad. 454g for about 20rmb. Bargain price and good beans.

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I'd say fine ground coffee beans would give stronger coffee. Generally, most of the electrical coffee grinders make fine powder coffee. 

If you get hand coffee grinder (which is no different than black pepper grinder, except coffee one is larger ..), you can adjust finesse of the grinder, and .. once coffee isn't ground into the fine powder and you make Turkish style coffee without filter, bigger pieces of coffee will float and finer pieces sit on the bottom of the cup.

Sometimes, I just chew whole, raw coffee beans. Some better coffee shops have beans of the different sorts of coffee in a bowl on display, and I always grab some while am ordering espresso. In London, UK ...

If I am buying coffee beans, I always go for the expensive ones ... Some African coffee brands are excellent ..

Since, I was in China, I became specialist in 'cai' ... Pu'er & Lapsang .. are my fav.

 

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I'd say fine ground coffee beans would give stronger coffee. Generally, most of the electrical coffee grinders make fine powder coffee. 

If you get hand coffee grinder (which is no different than black pepper grinder, except coffee one is larger ..), you can adjust finesse of the grinder, and .. once coffee isn't ground into the fine powder and you make Turkish style coffee without filter, bigger pieces of coffee will float and finer pieces sit on the bottom of the cup.

Sometimes, I just chew whole, raw coffee beans. Some better coffee shops have beans of the different sorts of coffee in a bowl on display, and I always grab some while am ordering espresso. In London, UK ...

If I am buying coffee beans, I always go for the expensive ones ... Some African coffee brands are excellent ..

Since, I was in China, I became specialist in 'cai' ... Pu'er & Lapsang .. are my fav.

 

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I figure it out LTA, any Q on this website is China related since (few, he he) posters are asking and replying from China ...

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I accidentally bought beans instead of ground coffee during lockdown and I don't have a grinder so I cracked some with a garlic press. Big chunks - thought it would do the job but my coffee was like water so I put some beans in a bowl and spent about 10 minutes crushing them up with a spoon. That worked a lot better but was still weaker than normal so the next day I spent about 20 minutes crushing them with the spoon.

 

My takeaway from this is that the finer the chunks (or particles), the better the coffee was.

 

 

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Just go to Starbuck and have a cup of grinded coffee. Sit back and relax!!

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yeah, like 77 said just get yourself on taobao,,,,,   'coffee mill',,, there ya go,,, then 'French press',,, there ya go,,,  'coffee bean/s',,,  there ya go,,,,,  I bet u won't be in for much more than ¥160, and I'm talking the good stuff,,,,,    now hi-$ fancy brands will set u back 3x that,, but mostly then u are paying for brand name.   I know ¥180 sounds like a bunch of money, but it's not,,,,  no telling how many cups that'll brew.   I betcha 40-50,,, and if u buy decent mill and press,,, they'll last yrs!    haha,,, like most things I compromise,,, I don't grind fine powder,, but not too coarse chunk either....   but like 77 said,,, nice to just pop a whole roasted coffee bean in ur mouth sometimes!

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