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You Can Use These Home Tools to Grind Coffee Beans

Even without a fancy grinder, you can still make yourself a smooth and delicious cup of coffee

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For most of us, coffee is the best way to feel energized and ready for a new day ahead. The good news? You no longer have to settle for instant coffee as you can make your own brew from scratch even without having to spend money on a fancy grinder. Using tools you already have at home is the trick!


Blender

If you’re running late for work but still need a dose of caffeine, the simple blender can crush your coffee beans. You can put any desired amount of coffee beans into the blender, but make sure to crush them in sporadic spurts instead of leaving the blender running continuously to avoid cooking the beans’ natural oils, which will produce a bitter brew.

Mortar and Pestle

Using the mortar and pestle is an easy way to crush coffee beans manually. Put an amount of beans into the mortar, then start pounding on them using the pestle. Once the beans are crushed, you can roll the grinds around while pressing them continually, to get a finer texture.

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Rolling Pin

Even the humble rolling pin can be helpful in grinding coffee beans! Put the beans inside a resealable plastic bag, wrap the bag in towels, then roll the pin over the beans continuously until the beans are crushed in your desired texture. This technique will require a lot of arm strength and may take some time.


Hammer

Just like how you would crush coffee beans with a rolling pin, enclose the beans in a plastic bag, wrap it in towels, then use the hammer to pound on the beans. Remember to start on one side of the bag then move it around every now and then, to ensure that the texture of the beans is uniform.

Knife

Put the coffee beans on a cutting board, then press downward on the beans using the flat side of the knife. To get a finer texture, press the blade then pull it towards you slightly. A butcher’s knife is the most ideal kind of knife to use when grinding coffee beans.

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If you have the budget, you can still invest in a quality coffee grinder that you can use for a long time. Here are some good options you can consider:

Gorenje SMK150B



This stylish grinder can hold up to 40 grams of coffee beans and features a timer to allow you to set the time needed to get the texture you desire.

Php 3,999, Abenson

Breville BCG820


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This easy-to-use grinder can produce a variety of grind textures, depending on the kind you want. It also adjusts the dose depending on the grind you choose, and features an LCD screen.

Php 14,998, Abenson

Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinder


Both stylish and convenient, this grinder can also be used to grind herbs and spices, as well as nuts and grains.

Price available upon request, Crate and Barrel

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder


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The Encore promises great consistency of grinds, due to its precision-cut steel burrs. It also boasts of high torque power that allows it to operate quietly.

Price available upon request, Crate and Barrel

Where to Shop:

Abenson

  • 28th St. and 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

 

Crate and Barrel

  • SM Makati, Courtyard Dr, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City

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