TheNuge Senior Member Joined: 20 Dec 2012 Posts: 1 Location: NY Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:15pm Subject: What grinder for Hamilton Beach single serve?
I want to get the Hamilton Beach single serve machine because I want a single server that doesn't use k-cups or vue cups. What's a good grinder to pair up with it? Is it worth getting a burr grinder or do I just need a cheap bladed one?
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 7:26pm Subject: Re: What grinder for Hamilton Beach single serve?
What is your price range? To answer the question though, yes there will be a difference, a positive one if you buy a good grinder. It need not be able to grind for espresso but all brewing methods will benefit with consistent grinding. Small pieces will over extract very rapidly and big ones will not give much at all in the way of flavor so if they are all of a consistent size, you will get the most flavor from ANY brewing method and hold the over extraction to a minimum with a good grinder.
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