I bought a new coffee grinder. I’ve wanted one for a while. For about ten years. I’ve been telling myself it’s too expensive. I’ve been buying freshly ground coffee each week from Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill and storing the grounds in an airtight container. It’s good quality coffee, but the coffee grounds start to taste a bit flat by the end of the week. But now I can buy freshly roasted beans and grind them myself. I can grind just enough beans to make the amount of coffee I need. I can enjoy fresher coffee than I did before. I can also experiment with different brewing methods — drip, Chemex — by varying the grind.
The grinder is a little black device. The catcher is made of borosilicate glass that Bodum uses in their French press pots and coffee cups. This helps reduce the static cling that causes coffee to stick to the inside of the container. The hopper is large for my needs. I only need to grind enough to make four cups of coffee, but the hopper is large enough to grind much more. I can set a timer for some beans I need ground and choose my grind from fine for espresso to coarse for French Press. I’m enjoying the smell of fresh ground coffee in the morning.