There are several advantages of grinding your own coffee. Aside from the convenience of not having to head down to your local coffee shop for a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, beans ground just before brewing makes the most aromatic and best-tasting coffee. Since flavor, antioxidants, flavonoids and other nutrients in the beans are preserved, it builds less stomach acid than those that have been ground and stored for months.
When you grind your coffee beans, you are unlocking the natural freshness of the beans that has been sealed inside the bean. When coffee is ground, beans release oils responsible for your coffee's heartwarming flavor and aroma closer to the natural taste of the coffee bean. If this is your first time to grind your own coffee, you have all the opportunity to learn making the best cups of coffee. Just make sure you only grind the amount you need for one pot of coffee at a time to ensure freshness anytime. To avoid moisture that can hurt the quality of your coffee especially when outdoors, store the ground coffee in an airtight container and avoid storing in a sunlit area.
If you know coffee, you will use a reliable grinder to give your beans the right texture for brewing. This is because no matter how good your beans are, a poorly-featured grinder can screw up the grind and there is nothing you can do to save it. But you don't really need to spend a lot of money on a grinder. Even a less expensive one with a reputable brand built with pulse action that allows for a customized grind to suit individual taste, is a really good buy. You can buy good home grinders in hundreds of dollars, but those are really big and bulky for outdoors.
When you're outdoors, or in a journey, there is simply no way for you to easily grind fresh coffee beans anytime you want. This makes a portable coffee grinder ideal for those who wants freshly-brewed coffee anytime. This is one equipment I find extremely useful and handy allowing you to enjoy a better cup of coffee no matter where you are. So if any of you are interested in great cups of coffee on the beach, in the woods, park, or anywhere for that matter — even the smallest portable coffee grinder that is functional and just right for the budget minded, is a great buy. Remember that grinding your own coffee beans is making great coffee for less.