December 31, 2016

Using a Coffee Mill to Mill Buckwheat Grains/そばを挽くのにコーヒーミルを使う

My father had one problem with grinding these buckwheat grains into flour because the grains of this variety, Shinshu Oo Soba, were much larger than those of other varieties and he was unable to feed them into his milling machine.
So, I offered him my coffee mill capable of making an espresso grind.
As I mentioned previously, I have two types of R-440, the grind type and the cut type. The latter type is capable of making an espresso grind.

First, set the mill to COARSE position and grind the grains.
Remove the husk, using a coarse strainer.
First grind, with the husks removed:
Then, grind it gain, with the mill set to the FINE position.
Remove impurities, using a fine sieve (#60).
Final product:
Husks and other impurities:
About 1 kg of buckwheat flour is now ready for use.

On New Year's Eve, it's customary to have soba (buckwheat noodles), and my father will soon start making it for four of us (my parents, my son, and me).


fiasseP said...


actually I prefer even longer 'r' (laugh)

9895039531 seeandoh said...

Eat home made bread. Happy New Year to you and your entire family.

Hiroyuki said...

fiasseP: Thanks for your comment. I simply googled to find that a coffee grinder capable of making an espresso grind can be used to mill buckwheat grains.

seeandoh: Are you suggesting making home made bread with buckwheat flour? Well, it's customary to eat buckwheat noodles on New Year's Eve in Japan.

diu said...

Happy New Year, salute the whole family.Will meet in 2017.

fiasseP said...


*my Japanese has gone wild*
I hope it's not wrong (laugh)

Hiroyuki said...

diu: Happy New Year!

fiasseP: あけましておめでとうございます!

I didn't know you could write Japanese!

Amy said...

Happy New Year, Hiroyuki! I hope the homemade soba was delicious :)

Hiroyuki said...

Amy: Happy New Year!

Well, the soba was tasty enough, as usual, but was not very good-looking, so I refrained from posting photos of it.

9895039531 seeandoh said...

Well. It is a privilege to make any type of flour by grinding it at your own home and that too with a grain harvested from your field. Hope your New Year is going great.

Hiroyuki said...

seeandoh: Thanks for your comment. Freshly harvested, freshly ground, and freshly boiled are regarded as being ideal for soba (buckwheat noodles).