Grinding Beans

September 24th, 2010

For those of you who have ever had coffee at my home- you know that I prefer freshly ground to the pre-ground.   For about a year now I’ve been talking about buying a grinder and trading in the one that my mother in law gave me years ago.  There’s nothing wrong with it-  it still works, but it’s probably at least 40-50 years old and is one of those things that you toss the beans in the top, put the plastic lid on and then press a button to grind.    It’s functional, but I would really prefer something a little more modern that allows me to choose the type of grind I’d like for my coffee.  

We have a Krups machine that allows us to make fresh espresso, or we can choose to brew coffee.  It also has a milk frother so we can make cappuccinos- something I haven’t done in a while and need to do.   I love that machine and it was a wedding gift from Marcel’s mom.   

I saw this particular machine in the “O” magazine for this coming month and fell in love with it.  I’m showing the red one, although that isn’t the color that I’d buy, since it doesn’t match the kitchen.   Marcel turned his nose up when he saw the price (around $100.00), but he knows if I really want it, that he’ll want me to have it.   (Even if he doesn’t realize that quite yet.)   The only thing holding me back at this point is I want to find out if you can set it to brew for a specific amount of coffee.  I want to know that if I want 2 cups of coffee that it will grind beans for 2 cups – or if I want coffee for 12 cups it will do the same.    I’ll also probably wait until we return from our vacation, but I love this little gem and hope to see it in my kitchen come the first of the year.   Maybe if I play my cards right, Santa will bring it to me or that I’ll at least find it for a bargain price during the Christmas holidays.

5 Responses to “Grinding Beans”

  1. Anita says:

    Not a coffee drinker, I am not up to speed on all the coffee gatchets out there but I do know what I like when I see it. Like you I prefer fresh ground too and drink coffee mostly in the winter months. Now, that red device in the picture….I just love red. It’s got that “Come here” attitude.

  2. admin says:

    I know Anita, doesn’t it? I absolutely love it and am always drawn to reds and yellows. I’m tempted to even get it in this color even though it does not match my kitchen in the slightest. My Krups is black so I thought I’d get black.. but we shall see.

    You know- my mom was probably 50 before she started drinking coffee. I drink less when it’s warm. In fact, I drink very little when it’s hot outside and switch to frozen coffee drinks. MMM

  3. Sunny says:

    Now that is a pretty neat, very cool little machine! *still giggling* at “(even if he does’nt realize that quite yet.)”
    LOL ! Haha ! :)

  4. Maggie says:

    I have a coffee grinder made by Breville that set me back around $29.00.. I put the beans in when I want to brew and I know the quantity of beans I need for any number of cups….. It seems much smaller than the item above. I couldnt love wihout my grinder. Maggs

  5. admin says:

    LOL yeah Sunny- I am sooo going to get that machine :)

    Maggie- I have a very small one. I am going to have to post it- Poor thing haha it’s badddd. Your grinder sounds perfect :)

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