Sunday morning has me up and looking at my empty coffee cup with a sad face.
Damn you month and a half old broken coffee bean grinder! Why!!
When desperate times have you with a broken coffee bean grinder and half a bag of beans, you CAN use your mortar and pestle to effectively grind up your beans.
If you are sleepily stiring around some whole beans in the little mortar,I recommend pushing the head of the pestle down on the bean, crushing them apart, so you can later grind them into the level you need.