Grinding coffee fresh, right before brewing it, unlocks the aromas right before they’re brewed — ensuring that none escape. Here’s a look at 10 of the top coffee grinders available right now. All of these grinders are burr coffee grinders, so they’ll produce an even grind.
The Cuisinart Supreme Grind isn’t the highest-end burr grinder. It’s a solid burr grinder from a well-known brand for under $50, though. For coffee drinkers who aren’t already grinding their coffee with a burr grinder, this is a great initial investment.
The KRUPS GVX212 Coffee Grinder is another solid choice for less than $50. This grinder isn’t quite as popular as the Cuisinart Supreme Grind, but it’s still build be a respected company and has all the essential features: multiple grind settings, reliable burrs and a removable hopper.
The Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder has more grind settings than the previous two models, and it boasts a DC motor that keeps beans from overheating even when grinding a lot of coffee. The hopper holds 8 ounces of coffee, which makes filling half-pound bags easy if you need to grind coffee for gifts. The Brazata Encore retails for a little more, usually between $100 and $150.
The Brazata Virtuoso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, like the Brazata Encore, features lots of grind settings, a sizeable hopper and a DC motor that prevents overheating. The Virtuoso has higher-grade burrs. It boasts professional-grade 40mm conical burrs. The Brazata Virtuoso often goes for a little over $200.
The Hario Coffee Mill Skerton is a decent, affordable manual grinder. The mill produces pretty consistent grounds, and it’s easy to use an clean. For under $40, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better manual (or automatic) grinder.
The Peugeot Bresil Coffee Mill is one of the finest manual coffee grinders. Made from a French company that’s been producing spice and coffee mills for over a century, the coffee mill is built to last.You wouldn’t want to use a manual grinder for espresso, but for any other grind this model is up to the task. The mill usually sells for a little over $100.
The Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder is a compact manual coffee grinder that’s perfect for travel. Since it doesn’t require electricity, it can be brought to the in-law’s, a resort, a boat or a campsite. The grinder’s quality and price are fairly comparable to the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton. The Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder usually retails for just over $50.
The Rancilio Rocky Espresso Grinder is a favorite among home espresso enthusiasts. The grinder features 50-millimeter burs and a powerful motor. It grinds directly into a portafilter. The espresso grinder often sells for around $350.
The Baratza Vario Flat Ceramic Coffee Grinder is Baratza’s answer to the Rancilio Rocky Espresso Grinder. The Vario lets users make the most minute adjustments easily, and it has 54-millimeter burs. The grinder sells for a little under $500.
The Mazzer Mini Espresso Grinder is a small commercial-grade espresso grinder. It has plenty of adjustments and 58-milimeter burrs. The grinder sells for around $700.
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