So whether you’re just curious, are looking for the perfect gift opportunity, or are just not satisfied with your results from the store’s coffee brewer, this is a question you will want to be answered.
In this article, we take a look at whether Starbucks sells coffee grinders. For a company with a name synonymous with coffee, you might be surprised to learn that they don't offer this product in their stores or online.
Some Starbucks locations have small appliances for sale in electronics, including microwaves, rice cookers, and blenders. But there is one type of appliance that they do not sell: the coffee grinder.
The majority of the Starbucks stores use the Mastrena High-Performance Espresso Machine, a fully automatic bean-to-cup coffee maker.
Currently, the only way you can get a coffee grinder in your local Starbucks is by bringing your own or buying one in a grocery or specialty store and taking it with you (make sure to clean and inspect it thoroughly first).
As Starbucks doesn't sell grinders, you can still get your coffee ground by them. It must, however, be a Starbucks-branded coffee bean. The beans in the bag will be the identical beans used to make the coffee in the stores.
If you grind beans from another brand in their coffee grinders, you risk contamination from the bean oils, which will affect the quality of the coffee in the store. Starbucks most definitely does not want this to happen.
The coffee bag you bring in for Starbucks to grind must be sealed and unopened. It is pretty crucial. The barista can usually tell the expiration date of the coffee by looking at the bag. If the bag is past its expiration date, they will most likely refuse to grind the beans for you.
Grinding expired coffee beans poses a health danger to the barista. It is unhealthy for any human being to drink coffee that has been ground with expired coffee. Not only is it not safe, but it will also make you very sleep-deprived!
You must also know the grind that you want. Starbucks baristas can grind whole beans, coarse grounds, or fine grounds.
They will even grind the beans for espresso if you ask them to. When you place your order, you can specify what type of grind you want, but it is often faster to let them decide.
In conclusion, Starbucks does not sell coffee grinders, but you can purchase beans in their stores to grind yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Just make sure you bring fresh beans to grind and be sure that the bag is sealed! And never grind beans that have expired!