Coffee grinder and coffee for Christmas present?
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:08 AM
Does anyone have a favorite grinder, inexpensive? My husband uses a cheapo one and it seems to do fine.
Any recommendations for coffee sources, not Starbucks?
Thanks for the help!
"Did you see what Julia Child did to that chicken?" ... Howard Borden on "Bob Newhart"
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:45 AM
If a beginner then look for coffee that might be roasted in your community. Some higher end supermarkets carry whole beans. be very careful with the roast date on those bags. A blade grinder will be OK as a 'starter'
If intermediate, a burr grinder. About $50 at Bed and Bath. Peets if there is one in your area will sell you 1/4 lbs bags which increase the selection. Mind you, peet's way over roasts their beans. but as an introductory gift, you get a wider selection with 1/4 lbs bags.
Edited by rotuts, 06 December 2012 - 08:46 AM.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:53 AM
If you like the cheapo one, then there's no reason to upgrade it necessarily. You might want to consider a manual grinder since they generally have better burrs than a similar priced electric.
Edited by Junkbot, 06 December 2012 - 08:53 AM.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:50 AM
You're a good sister.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
Bouillie: eating in south Louisiana