How can I grind coffee without a coffee grinder?
I like my coffee super-fine.
I've had some luck with using regular coffee grinders and running it for a long time, but I'd like to explore (possibly manual) alternatives. There are 2 reasons I want to try the manual alternative:
1) Electric coffee grinders are extremely noisy. This makes it kind of impractical to grind coffee at odd hours (which I love to do)
2) My electric coffee grinder seems to be wearing pretty fast.
I tried the Kyocera "Hario Skerton" grinder which was eah. It's a bit fragile, and when trying to get a fine grind you get a lot of crunching of the ceremic plates, which again will pretty much destroy it really fast.
Your best bet is probably mortar and pestle:
I've never used one for coffee until just now and it didn't take long to grind up a scoop of beens into a very fine powder. When searching for a picture, I found lots of references to mortar and pestle being used for Turkish coffee, so super-fine seems to be no problem.
I am shopping for an electric grinder that can grind to the extremely fine grind of Turkish coffee. But the only commercially available electric grinders I have found so far refer to Espresso coffee (as if manufacturers never heard of Turkish coffee...) So it is very tempting for me to settle for an Espresso type of grinder but really what I need is any grinder that could grind at least 8 Oz. of Turkish coffee at a time. So... my question is simple: Does Turkish coffee grind: Finer than Espresso grind? Coarser than Espresso grind? Same as Espresso grind?
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