If you are going to get the most out of a good quality roast, a good grind is paramount. There are basically 3 ways to get ground coffee:
- You can order it from me ground.
- Blade grind
- Burr Grind
I have a commercial grade burr grinder. You are getting a nice grind that way. The only issue there is freshness. Coffee quickly loses its freshness after it is ground. Ground coffee should be used as quickly as possible.
If you own a blade grinder, you are cutting your coffee at high speeds, which gives a very uneven grind. This leads to bitterness. Blade grinders are not recommended for coffee.
A good burr grinder is the answer to your coffee grind. A burr grinder crushes your coffee consistently between two burrs spinning in the opposite direction of each other, and gives you the consistency in your ground coffee, making the preparation for the brew complete.
Burr grinders cost between about $60 and upwards of $600, but by no means to you need an expensive one. There are good ones for under $100 on sale that will do the job nicely.
Let me know in the comments section if you would like burr grinder recommendations.