There’s a reason why we grind your Pact Coffee at the last possible moment, and it comes down to one word: freshness. Basically, coffee tastes best when it’s freshly ground. Getting Pact to grind your coffee for you is a great way to maintain that great, fresh taste, but if you’re keen to step it up a notch, it’s surprisingly easy to grind your coffee at home.
Even more freshly ground
Home grinding has always been a bit of a minefield. I am regularly asked questions about people’s home grinders, grind settings and for recommendations on which grinder to invest in. I think it’s a common misconception that grinders need to cost a lot of money, but it’s not the case. Hand grinders can actually be an inexpensive tool, and go miles towards getting the most from your beans.
Meet the Rhino
Unlike its animal namesake, this kit is pretty compact. Amazingly though, it can also hold up to 40g of beans – enough to brew two big mugs of coffee. The Rhino also has the ability to adjust the grind size, so you can grid to suit a whole range of brewing kits.
I’m not the kind of guy to recommend something without trying it out, so we held a Pact HQ roadtest. We found that it takes just a minute and a half to grind enough beans for an Aeropress, which is about as long as it takes a kettle to boil. And the resulting grinds were excellent.
Needless to say, I think the Rhino is awesome and I think you will be too. It is available from CoffeeHit.
PSST… if you pick up a Rhino, don’t forget to change your Pact order to whole beans!