Would a burr coffee grinder made of conductive material reduce the spray of coffee husks that emit when pouring out the grind, which ar

Would a burr coffee grinder made of conductive material reduce the spray of coffee husks that emit when pouring out the grind, which are apparently charged with static electricity?

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  1. As stated in one of the other answers moisture/humidity can significantly reduce the static cling. Alternatively, and a much more expensive route would be polonium or electronic deionizing brush:

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  2. The static electricity is caused by the grinding process. You can reduce the static by adding a little moisture to the beans before grinding.
    I measure out the beans for my coffee and add only the amount I am going to use to the grinder’s hopper.
    Before I put the beans into the hopper, I wet my fingers and ‘mix’ the beans to distribute the moisture. Just a little moisture (NOT WET!!!) will reduce the static.
    I grind the beans.
    I let the ground coffee sit for a few minutes to allow any remaining static electricity to dissipate.

    Original question: Would a burr coffee grinder made of conductive material reduce the spray of coffee husks that emit when pouring out the grind, which are apparently charged with static electricity?

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  3. My grinder has steel burrs. I think most burr grinders do. The really expensive ones have ceramic burrs.
    I live on the edge of a desert and it’s very dry here a lot of the time, so I have the static problem with my grinder. What I do is to sprinkle just a few drops of water on the beans in the hopper before I grind them. That takes care of the static problem.

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  4. I don’t know the answer to your question, but I may have the solution to your problem… I discovered quite by accident, that allowing the freshly ground coffee to remain undisturbed in the hopper for a few minutes, causes/allows the static charge to dissipate! When you pull the hopper out of the grinder, there’s almost none of that fly-away, sticks-to-everything, husk residue! Give it a try for yourself! 🙂👍
    Btw, my burr grinder is one of the Capresso models, and I used to CURSE that aspect of grinding my coffee! Now, I kinda look forward to thwarting that damn static every day!🤣

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  5. If you are right, start a kick starter.
    Otherwise what you want to do is lightly spray water (very little) onto the beans before grinding them (you can also dip a knife in water and stir the beans with it).
    That is the best strategy to reduce static.
    What grinder are you running?

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  6. The grinding process creates static electricity. You can lessen static by moistening the beans before grinding.
    Measure out the beans for coffee and place only the amount which is need in the hopper of the grinder.
    Wet the fingers and ‘mix’ the beans before putting them into the hopper to disperse the moisture. Static can be reduced with just a little moisture (NOT WET!!!).
    Prepare the beans by grinding them.
    Set the ground coffee alone for a few minutes to eliminate any lingering static energy.

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