Coffee Beans or Ground Coffee: What Exactly is the Difference?When java beans are harvested and roasted, either of the two scenarios occurs. They are ground into fine particles, packed into air-tight containers, and branded as pre-ground coffee. Or the grinding part is skipped and the coffee beans packaged and sold whole to the end-user who then has to grind them before brewing. They are both coffees. Decidedly one has been further processed, but what makes one better than the other? Let the judging begin.
Timing and ConvenienceIn our go-go world of today where everyone’s always on the move, we all crave convenience and accessibility any way we can get it. Let’s play a game. It’s six o’clock in the morning. You drag yourself from your bed and trudge half-heartedly to the kitchen, your mind sluggishly cataloging the million tasks you have to achieve for the day while your body screams for coffee. Do you:
- Toss coffee pod into your Keurig and wait for the timer to ping?
- Start the meticulous process of grinding coffee beans?