Burr Grinder Vs Blade Grinder
The burrs are the part of the grinder that crushes the coffee beans into a uniform size which is essential for creating an awesome coffee. The distance between the surfaces can be changed, which in turn will change the size of the grind. Consistency is very important to the process of making good coffee. Burr grinder will not overheat coffee like a blade grinder therefore preserves flavor.
Burr grinder gives you the flexibility to grind beans to the fineness that best suits the kind of coffee or espresso maker you are using. For instance, when using a French Press, you want a extra fine grind. But when using a drip brewer you’ll set your grinder to give you medium grind.
In the burr category, there are two different types.
Wheel Burr – The less expensive of the two burr grinders. The higher rotation speed of the wheel can make these grinders a little more messy and noisy, however.
Conical Burr -The best grinders you can get are conical burr grinders.. The burr spins slower than the wheel model, which makes them quieter and less messy. Also, conical grinders are not likely to clog when grinding oily or flavored coffee.
Blade grinders are less expensive than burr grinders. Blade grinders use a sharp metal blade to literally chop up your coffee beans and you control the fineness by how long you let the grinder run. After loading the beans into the chamber and grinding, you decide when to stop grinding the beans based on personal experience. Blade grinders don’t grind consistently for making quality coffee drinks. If you are making a fine grinding, you will need a longer grinding period and coffee tends to overheat while grinding, adversely affecting flavour.