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28Beans is an on demand, small batch coffee roaster in the heart of Killarney in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Order what you like online, pick up the next day.

The self-serve box can be found at the front of the property on 28th Street SW, south of the Korean Full Gospel Church.

Makes a great gift! Mmm... fresh coffee...

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There are 3 ways to purchase coffee from us

  1. Pick up a bag on offer from the coffee box
  2. Custom order online for coffee box pick up
  3. Order online and have it shipped out directly to you (2-day shipping / Up to 3 bags for $$19.95)

Burr Grinder vs. Blade Grinder: Which is Better?

This depends on a few factors. Your budget, preference, counter space, convenience.

Burr Grinder

Burr grinders use two revolving abrasive surfaces to grind up coffee. While more expensive than a blade grinder, burr mills are widely recognized for their consistency, quality, and overall uniformity. Which is why they are the industry standard.

That uniformity is a big factor in the end result of your coffee.

Blade Grinder

Blade grinders use a propeller-like blade, similar to a blender. They’re typically more affordable than burr grinders and are very easy to use.

The spinning blade chops up the beans heating them, changing the flavour profile and leaving the grounds an uneven size. This results in a bitter tasting cup.

For best results, we recommend pulsing as opposed to holding down the grinder until it's done.

So which is better?

The bottom line is that you should get the best quality grinder you can afford, whether it's a $20 blade grinder or $100 burr grinder. A bad grind can turn delicious beans into a watery, sad cup of coffee. Experiment and see what you like.

Blade Grinder vs. Burr Grinder
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