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    Hey guys got given a KG of flavoured beans how flavour the beans amd i also need to dial in a new grinder is it ok to use of this?? Or is there something in the flavouring process that doesnt make it very good for grinders??

    Once again thanks guys!! Cheers :

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    Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

    If the beans are flavoured, then the grinder will be afterwards as well.
    Best not to put the beans through any grinder that you want to use for regular beans at a later point.

    If you really wish to try them, perhaps look at a cheapie blade spinner thing (spice grinder) and doing the flavoured coffee in a plunger.

    Or, my personal choice, put them in the bin.
    If the person that gave them to you ever asks, say they werent to your liking.

    For people who really wish to try the flavoured coffee thing, I think syrups are a better way to go.

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    • #3
      Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

      Cant agree more with Fatboy.

      I borrowed a wotk collegue plunger after I broke mine the previous day and he drinks Gloria Jeans Irish Cream Flavoured Coffee - Yuk! After washing it about 10 times in the dishwasher it still had a strong taint! Would beleive it would be the same for grinders and machines.

      Turf em!

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      • #4
        Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

        Not that anyone here would buy them, but I suspect even Gloria Jeans and perhaps starbucks use flavours in their house blends too. Probably to give it a signature taste that cant be replicated I suspect (gotta ask why you would, but anyway).

        I happened upon a bag of GJs awhile a go and it has this awful smell to it that my wifes favourite GJs iced coffee has.

        Needless to say its not going near my grinder.

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        • #5
          Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

          UGH! :PFlavoured beans are just a way of making poor quality coffee taste worse. Avoid at all costs.

          As per previous responses, if it has to be flavoured, I agree youd be better off to try a good syrup....

          2mcm

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          • #6
            Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

            I dont even understand the concept of flavoured beans.
            Why?
            Just add the flavour in the cup after extraction.
            That way you can dictate how much flavour you wanted.

            You dont get sugar or milk flavoured beans. You add it after.
            I can just see it now. A latte two sugar flavoured bean. Mmmm...

            But to keep on topic, if it sticks to the bean, itll stick to your grinder.

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            • #7
              Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

              Thanks guys was thinking same thing, currently using those beans in the bag as a door stop and thats as close to my grinder as its going to get.


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              • #8
                Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

                Wouldnt touch GC coffee with stinky grinder anyway!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

                  Would not let tainted beans even near my 4"angle grinder ( cheep Bunnings ones) let alone my coffee grinder.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Flavoured beans good for grinders??

                    Some grinder manufacturers actually say that grinding beans flavoured with sugar syrups will prematurely dull the burrs and may void their warranty!

                    To say nothing of the flavouring transferring to the next X number of grinds.

                    IMO--use at your own risk.

                    Greg

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