Obviously these are unconventional ways of grinding coffee beans, but that does not make it any less simple, which is what we all look for, the simplest way of things, and it is a reality that the coffee beans ground by our creation make the aroma and taste more exquisite, since the result is pure.
It is important that you know what degree of grinding is appropriate for your coffee maker. Once you know if the grain should be left with a coarse, fine or intermediate grind, you can choose the right grinder to do the job.
This will be perfect for obtaining a medium or medium coarse grind of the bean, no problem with this if your coffee maker is a drip filter or a French press, we introduce the beans into the blender and wait for the magic to happen.
It has a very important use in our house, we will put the coffee beans inside the mortar and grind them as we would do with peppercorns or other spices. Keep grinding as long as you get the necessary thickness; you will probably need a little more effort with this activity, but you will have enough ground beans for a delicious coffee.
Something a little rustic and “dangerous” but certainly a great help for these times when we need to grind the beans at home at the last minute. Place the coffee beans between two sheets of waxed paper on a sturdy surface that will not be damaged by the beating. Use a hammer to break the beans until you have broken them into particles of the appropriate thickness for your coffee maker.
A very desperate but very cooperative idea.
A very similar idea to the hammer but a little less dangerous, place the coffee beans in a plastic bag and on top of a towel to prevent the beans from moving. Put another towel on top, hit the beans with the flat rock, this will help if you don’t plan to use the hammer idea.
Make sure the ground beans are used within 2 or 3 days.
These are the easiest ways to get the ground beans at home, it may take a little time and patience but the result is too satisfying, the coffee beans have more properties and when ground by hand they still retain their properties.
You also have to be careful to choose the best way to grind the beans because we try not to increase the temperature of the coffee while grinding it, you should never grind the beans for a long time before preparing it (ground coffee gets stale much faster than whole beans), weighing the coffee beans is important to have this habit to get a good cup of coffee.
These were the easiest ways to grind the beans without using the usual grinder, hopefully it will help you.