How to Regrind Coffee

by Stacy Zogheib

Items you will need

  • Blade coffee grinder
  • Ground coffee

When it comes to simple pleasures, some people like nothing more than a good cup of coffee in the morning. For those people, getting the best possible cup of coffee is important. These are the folks who buy whole beans and grind them right before they brew. If you are purchasing preground coffee, then you can extract a bit more flavor by regrinding the coffee briefly just before brewing it. However, for the best flavor you will want to consider purchasing whole beans and grinding them just before you use them.

Step 1

Add 1 tbsp. of ground coffee to your blade coffee grinder and fit the lid on tightly.

Step 2

Press the button to grind your coffee for bursts of two or three seconds at a time.

Step 3

Shake or tap the coffee grinder gently during and between bursts to make sure that the coffee is evenly ground.


  • If you were using preground coffee, be sure not to overgrind it since this will make for a strong and possibly bitter brew.

    For better taste and flavor try grinding whole coffee beans right before you use them.


  • Do not put coffee grounds in a burr-style grinder as this will clog the burrs.

Photo Credits

  • Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images

About the Author

Stacy Zogheib's writing has been published in various online publications. She is a teacher and developmental specialist with experience teaching first grade, special education and working with children ages 0 to 3. She has a Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.