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You Will Need
- Whole coffee beans
- A coffee grinder or blender
Measure the beans
Measure out the coffee beans you will need. A good rule of thumb is one tablespoon of beans for each six-ounce cup of coffee you want to make. If your first pot is too weak or too strong, adjust your measurements.
Pour in the coffee beans
Pour the coffee beans into the grinder or blender. The finer the coffee granules, the stronger the coffee. Coarser grounds produce better flavor and less bitterness if you're making drip coffee or using a French press.
Run the grinder or blender
Run the grinder or blender for several seconds, then check the beans. Grinding for too long generates unnecessary heat.
Once the beans are as fine or coarse as you want them to be, brew some coffee. If you've never had coffee using freshly ground beans before, you'll notice the difference!