Is it better to buy ground or whole coffee beans?
Buying whole coffee beans and grinding them yourself at home makes for a fresher, tastier cup of coffee. It’s that simple. Everybody loves a hack and this is pretty much the top (and often most overlooked) hack for getting the best cup of coffee.
The ‘why’ part? Once coffee has been ground, it will start to oxidise and lose flavour. Now don’t get us wrong, if you’re buying pre-ground speciality coffee you’ll still be enjoying that delicious complexity of flavour you love. But grinding yourself is like plucking that apple straight from the tree, rather than buying it from the shop. You’ll also have more control over the grind size, which can hugely impact flavour.
So when it comes to whether you should buy ground coffee beans or whole coffee beans, in our eyes there’s really only one answer. Shop whole coffee beans now.
If you're looking for a simple hand-grinder to start on, we'd recommend the Rhino Coffee Gear's hand grinder. And make your next port of call our simple guide to how to grind coffee.