Home › Forums › Miscellaneous Forums › Recipes & Cooking Techniques › How many of you grind your own spices? › RE: How many of you grind your own spices? May 4, 2007 at 8:34 pm #2467104 dickestepMember quote: Originally posted by soozycue520 I have a coffee grinder for spices, but use a mortar and pestle for whole cumin and whole anise seeds. And use a small hand grater for whole nutmeg. It’s surprising how much stronger flavor some of the fresh ground spices have, isn’t it? I love finding good cumin for my Mexican dishes.