How do you ensure that the single-origin Ethiopian you just picked up doesn’t taste like last week’s Sumatra? Make sure old coffee residue isn’t coating the grinder’s interior. Old coffee grounds can easily become lodged in the nooks and crannies of a grinder’s hopper and burrs, which interfere with the flavor of future brews. And clean grinder burrs and casings help extend the life of a grinder.
The barista usually chooses whether to use a grinder with flat or conical burrs, based on the premises’ workload, potential peaks, personal preferences, and the characteristics of the coffee used (origins and roasting profile). Learn More.