I bought a load of coffee from HasBean as presents for some coffee addicts close to me. I ordered two 250g bags for myself, beans roasted on the 4th of January, possibly due to consumption of wine prior to the online shopping. I'm a tea man and have been trying to avoid coffee as it will only dent the tea and shaving budget. I think I just failed.
My brother in law uses a little Braun food processor, spinning blades, to grind for espresso. I have a the same device but I'm not sure about using it, though it does appear that after years of using the same thing he does have it down to an art.
I've got two sealed 250g packs of freshly roasted beans
I've got a stovetop espresso pot, I've also got paper filters and a plastic funnel thing.
I've got a mini braun food processor, mortar and pestle
It's about three weeks to payday when I could buy a grinder or whatever else you gents deem necessary, I like the look of a chemex pot.
From reading some other threads it seems coffee can't really be properly enjoyed without a decent, dedicated, grinder. Is this the case?
Should I open a pack and play around with it or wait until I get paid in a few weeks and buy a decent grinder?
What's the shelf like for freshly roasted beans? mine are currently in unopened, resealable thick foil/plastic bags. Days, weeks or months.....and do any coffees improve with age?
help! and apologies for the onslaught of questions, most of which I've probably seen answered here but it's different this time cause it's me.