How does a coffee machine with grinder work?
A coffee machine with an integrated grinder is a quick and sure-fire way of getting fresh coffee delivered to your cup. A coffee machine with a grinder is usually bigger than the average instant coffee machine, but for good reason. It is the ideal appliance to have in your workspace or cafe due to its ability to produce really high-quality, delicious-tasting coffee on demand.
The hopper for the coffee machine is usually located at the top of the appliance, making for easy access. Simply load it up with your favourite beans and you are ready to grind. A coffee machine with a grinder will allow you to create barista-style drinks throughout the day, replacing the need to visit the local coffee shop before work or for that afternoon pick-me-up.
Different types of coffee grinders
There are many different types of coffee grinders out there. The way a grinder works can impact the grain size and, ultimately, the cup of coffee produced at the end.
A burr grinder is a type of coffee grinder that uses two rotating abrasive surfaces called burrs to crush coffee beans into consistent, uniform grounds. The burrs are typically made of ceramic or stainless steel and are adjustable, allowing you to control the size of the coffee grounds produced.
A blade grinder uses a spinning blade to essentially chop the coffee beans. Burr grinders are generally considered superior to blade grinders as they produce more consistent grounds, which is important for brewing high-quality coffee. Inconsistent grounds can lead to under or over-extraction which can result in a sour or bitter taste.
A manual coffee grinder is a type of coffee grinder that requires manual labour to grind coffee beans. It typically consists of a small, hand-cranked device with a grinding mechanism inside that turns the beans into coffee grounds as you use it.
Although a manual coffee grinder is small and easy to use, the quality of the grounds produced by a manual coffee grinder can vary depending on the quality of the grinder itself and the user’s technique. This means that your coffee might not be as high-quality as if you were using an automatic grinder.
An automatic coffee grinder is an electric-powered device that grinds coffee beans into grounds with minimal manual effort. These grinders come in a variety of sizes and styles, from compact models to those that are integrated with a professional coffee machine.
Automatic coffee grinders generally use a set of burrs to grind the coffee beans. Many automatic grinders have adjustable grind settings, allowing you to control the size of the grounds produced.
One of the main advantages of an automatic coffee grinder is its convenience. Most quality, automatic grinders are capable of producing consistent grounds that are suitable for a variety of brewing methods.
Does grain size matter?
Grain size does matter when it comes to coffee and the evidence is all in the taste! The size of the coffee grounds can have a significant impact on the overall flavour and quality of the coffee.
If the coffee grounds are too fine, for example, they can over-extract during brewing, resulting in a bitter or burnt taste. On the other hand, if the grounds are too coarse, they may under-extract, resulting in a weak and sour-tasting coffee.
The ideal grind size for coffee depends on the brewing method you are using. For example, espresso requires a fine grind size, while french press requires a coarse grind size. Different brewing methods have different requirements for how the coffee should be ground in order to achieve the best possible flavour!
Using a coffee machine with a quality grinder built-in will make all the difference in your brewing. It will make for fresher-tasting coffee and you will be able to produce a greater range of delicious drinks with the certainty that they will all taste great.
Why buy a coffee machine with grinder?
A coffee machine with a grinder built-in offers several benefits for coffee lovers. Here are some of the key advantages:
One of the main benefits of a coffee machine with a built-in grinder is that it can grind the coffee beans just seconds before brewing. This ensures that the coffee is as fresh as possible, with maximum flavour and aroma.
Another advantage of a coffee machine with a built-in grinder is that it can produce a consistent grind size, ensuring that the coffee is extracted evenly and thoroughly during brewing. This can result in a better-tasting and more consistent cup of coffee.
A coffee machine with an integrated grinder is also very convenient. You don’t need to worry about grinding the coffee beans separately and then transferring them to the coffee maker. The entire process of grinding and brewing can be done with one machine.
Many coffee machines with grinders have adjustable grind settings, allowing you to customize the grind size to your preferences. This can be particularly useful if you enjoy a variety of brewing methods, as different methods may require different grind sizes.
A coffee machine with a built-in grinder can also save space in your kitchen. Instead of having to juggle separate appliances for grinding and brewing, you can have one machine that does both. How ideal!
The best office coffee machines with grinder
At the Office Coffee Company, we have a range of high-quality, but low-maintenance office coffee machines with grinders built-in to quench your coffee cravings.
In the world of coffee machines, the Boss is a leader. With a built-in grinder and two bean hoppers (as well as a container for hot chocolate), this machine has the capacity to make up to two-hundred drinks a day. Choose from a range of twenty different drinks using the innovative touchscreen functionality and make the most of the choice of fresh chilled milk with the built-in fridge.
In bigger businesses, more coffee will be consumed. To ensure your employees get their caffeine (or de-caffeinated) fix, you will need to invest in a brilliant brewer. The Business comes with a built-in grinder and is capable of producing up to two-hundred delicious hot drinks a day. More compact than the Boss, but just as sleek, this coffee maker has a touchscreen display that you can even brand with your own company logo or video.
Small but mighty, the Apprentice is a reliable, convenient coffee machine with a lot to offer. Businesses with up to forty employees will find the Apprentice ideal for brewing a range of quality hot drinks on demand, like espressos and mochas. It doesn’t take up much room, fitting neatly in little offices or small kitchens.
Where to buy fresh coffee beans?
If you have already invested a lot into your coffee machine with a built-in grinder but your hopper is empty or low on supply, check out our range of fresh, organic office coffee beans. At the Office Coffee Company, all of our beans have been carefully selected to give you and your team the smoothest-tasting brews.
Download the Office Coffee Company brochure to find out more about the coffee machines with grinders that we offer.
To find the perfect coffee machine for your workplace or business, get in touch with us.