On-Demand Vs Dosing Coffee Grinders, which is best?

For any professional coffee seller, it’s vital to get every part of the coffee-making process spot on. After all, the end result, that brew, held in a customer’s hand, is what makes (or breaks) a reputation. The ambience of a space can be achingly cool, the blend of beans can be spot on, the coffee maker can be the best on the market, the barista can have decades of experience, but if the ground coffee doesn’t taste fresh, that’s going to be a thumbs down.

There are many professional coffee grinder setups on the market, but most can be separated into on-demand grinders and dosing grinders. But which is better?

Dosing Coffee Grinders

Dosing coffee grinders are great for busy situations, allowing you to grind large amounts of coffee in advance. Your barista can then dispense a dose of coffee as and when they need it. It’s literally the coffee version of “here’s one we made earlier”. The downside is that this can also leave ground coffee potentially sitting for long periods. Freshly ground coffee only lasts between fifteen and forty-five minutes before it starts to lose its flavour. As a result, there is a likelihood of increased wastage and a chance that the final product may not be an optimum brew.

On-Demand Coffee Grinders

On-demand coffee grinders create a fresh dose of coffee on each use, avoiding the loss of freshness in the final grind and reducing waste. On average, using an on-demand grinder only adds between eight and fourteen seconds to the overall preparation of a coffee.

When you think about it, grinding the coffee beans fresh, on-demand is a fantastic addition to the ambience of any space. People love theatre, and they like to know that what they are purchasing is unique, so adding an extra eight seconds to create an unforgettable experience seems like a no-brainer.

Time to add a fresher experience to your coffee brewing?

Coffee Hit has an unbeatable selection of on-demand coffee grinders that will meet all your needs. The Fellow ODE Brew Grinder is perfect for the ideal home setup or a small barista business. Awarded Best New Product 2021 by the Speciality Coffee Association, the ODE has 31 grind settings and a unique, single-dose bin, ensuring optimum freshness.

For a more extensive brewing setup, the Baratza Forte Grinder can grind a dose for a press pot of coffee at just 3.7g per second and offers bean hopper extensions to increase its holding capacity. In addition, the Baratza Forte Grinder incorporates micro-adjust features, enabling baristas to fine-tune its ten distinct grinding settings.

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