Should I order whole bean or ground coffee?
Whole bean or ground coffee?
One reason is freshness. Whole bean coffee stays fresher longer than ground coffee because the beans are not exposed to as much air. When coffee beans are ground, the surface area of the beans are increased, which increases the amount of air that comes in contact with the coffee. As a result, ground coffee gets stale faster than whole bean coffee.
It also depends on your brewing method. Some brewing methods, such as espresso, work best with finely ground coffee, while others, such as French press or pour-over, work best with coarsely ground coffee. If you are using a specific brewing method that requires a certain grind size, you may need to purchase pre-ground coffee or you would need to purchase a higher quality coffee grinder (like a conical burr grinder).
Whole bean coffee is fresher and can produce a better-tasting cup of coffee, but there are also some advantages to using pre-ground coffee, such as convenience and the ability to get the right grind size for your brewing method. It all depends on your opinion.
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