Complexity of a cafe

black coffee, Coffee Blade Grinder, Snotty Barista, Tanzania Peaberry

I knew I was in trouble when the barista asked what kind of grinder I was using. Seriously? He seemed concerned that I was not getting the most complete and complex taste from my beans. Because I use Tanzania Peaberry exclusively, he was actually worried.

I explained to him that I used a blade grinder from Starbucks that I bought at least 20 years ago. Then his frown turned into a grimace while saying “if it works for you”.

Damn right it works for me you snot! I like to shred my beans, brew them and enjoy a hot, black cup of coffee.

Do I need it to be more complex? I guess he thought so.