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Buying Guide: What to Look for in Battery Powered Coffee Grinders

written by: Kristina Dems•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 12/6/2010

If you are looking for a battery powered coffee grinder, you should take a look at how compact and portable they are. Portability is the greatest advantage of these battery operated coffee grinders.

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    Introduction

    Coffee Cups Whether you are a student living in a dorm, limited in the number of appliances you can plug into the wall, or someone who spends a lot of time camping or hiking, you may find your choice for having freshly ground coffee is limited--you may simply choose instant coffee mixes and boiled water. Of course instant coffee tastes fine, but nothing beats the taste and the aroma of freshly ground coffee. However, in a camping environment or situations where you have limited sources of electricity, you may find it hard to get access to freshly ground coffee. This is where battery powered coffee grinders come in.

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    What Are Battery Powered Coffee Grinders?

    Battery operated coffee grinders function almost the same way as usual grinders in that they do one basic thing, which is grinding coffee beans. The only difference is where they get their power to grind. By its name, we know that the power source of these types of coffee grinders are batteries. Other than the power source, the way they grind coffee beans is just what you can expect from any other type of coffee grinders such as manual coffee grinders and electric coffee grinders.

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    Advantages of Battery Powered Coffee Grinders

    Before you consider buying a coffee grinder, consider the advantages of each type of coffee grinder. For battery powered ones, the first advantage is that you don't need wall sockets or electrical outlets to grind coffee. This means you can bring it absolutely anywhere you go. You can use it without interruption even if you are in a remote area where there is no electricity. These grinders are just as compact and portable as manual coffee grinders and as efficient as electric coffee grinders. In addition, these types of grinders for coffee are also the easiest to clean whether you are cleaning them manually or in a dishwasher.

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    Buying Battery Powered Coffee Grinders

    Zojirushi Coffee Grinder If you have decided battery operated coffee grinders are right for you, then it's time to consider the size and the capability of the various products available. If you chose battery powered coffee grinders over other types, you are probably planning on using it for trips and outdoor activities. For this reason, you should look for the most compact and portable item you can find so it will be easier to carry around.

    Before you make the actual purchase, however, you need to be aware that you will need a steady supply of batteries to make your coffee grinder useful. It is best if you use rechargeable batteries so you don't have to buy batteries all the time. Finally, make sure the coffee grinder you choose can grind coffee the way you want it to. The taste of the coffee brew will depend on how the coffee was ground, so it is best if you check the end product of different coffee grinders before you make your final choice. You can take a look at the Zojirushi coffee grinder. It meets all the considerations we've discussed.

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    References

    1. http://www.coffeemakerwizard.com/battery-operated-coffee-grinder.html
    2. http://batterycoffeegrinder.com/
    3. http://www.coffee-makers-review.com/coffee-grinders.html
    4. http://www.netprivacypower.org/go-anywhere-with-a-battery-coffee-grinder/