Coffee aficionados will agree that coffee made with packaged, freeze-dried granules is in no way equal to the rich flavour and aroma of coffee brewed from freshly ground coffee beans. For this reason, many supermarkets offer whole beans in bulk bins that patrons can grind while in the store, or alternatively, carry different varieties of packaged whole beans for at-home grinding. Sadly, most blenders and food processors do a poor job of grinding coffee beans. For those coffee drinkers who don't own a coffee mill of their own, the Magic Bullet appliance can now perform this function very well.
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Things you need
- Magic Bullet appliance (with flat grinding blade attachment)
- Fresh coffee beans of your choice
- Airtight storage container
Attach the flat blade to the unplugged Magic Bullet unit according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
Fill the container as directed with coffee beans and close the unit.
Plug the Magic Bullet into a power source.
Turn the unit on for up to 10 seconds, then stop and shake the closed container for three to five seconds. Doing this causes the larger-ground pieces to fall to the bottom near the base of the blade, while the finer pieces will rise above them for a more even grind. Repeat this several times until you have ground the beans as finely as you desire.
Unplug and open the unit. Pour the ground beans into an airtight storage container if not using them immediately or if you grinding multiple batches of beans at a time.
Tips and warnings
- Be aware that as with most grinding appliances, the Magic Bullet is rather noisy. You might find it better to grind your beans during the afternoon rather than during the late evening or early morning hours in deference to your neighbours or living companions.
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