The 8 Best Coffee Grinders For Home Use
by Equator Coffee Roasters on Nov 23, 2023
As convenient as store-bought coffee grounds are, one of the biggest secrets to fresh, flavorful cups of coffee is to invest in a quality grinder and grind whole coffee beans from a roastery right before use.
Luckily, Equator Coffee Roasters has compiled a list of the 8 best coffee grinders for your brewing needs.
If you’re unsure about where to start, the Baratza Encore is a barista-recommended and beginner-friendly grinder. It has 40 mm conical steel burrs with 40 grind settings. Perfect for attaining the coarseness of a cold brew all the way up to the fineness of an espresso. Available in black or white to suit your kitchen aesthetic, it also comes with a 300 g bean hopper capacity and grinds up to 2.2 g/s at its maximum setting.
The OXO Conical burr grinder comes with an integrated scale, 38 grind size settings, a high-powered DC motor that retains the beans’ flavor without overheating them, a UV-blocking hopper, a stainless steel anti-static container to reduce cleaning time, and a one-touch timer that preserves your last setting.
This crowd-pleaser grinds enough for 4 to 18 coffees. It comes with a removable grind chamber that holds up to 32 cups worth of ground coffee. It also has an 18 position grind selector for ultra-fine to extra-coarse, an electric timer, and an auto-shut off to maximize the beans’ aromas, flavors, and oils.
Fellow Ode Brew Grinder
With 64 mm flat burrs, 31 grind settings, and 1 single-dose loading, this grinder grinds precisely, quietly, and automatically.
Although a burr grinder is better equipped to produce an even grind for proper extraction, another budget-friendly and approachable grinder to get the job done is the Bodum Bistro. This compact electric blade grinder has a see-through lid to let you monitor the coarseness of your beans from coarse to fine. With the push of a button, it lets you control the piercing stainless steel cutting blade for continuous grinding or more of a pulsing action. Keep your counter clutter-free with its handy base cord storage.
Timemore is a timeless specialty coffee equipment brand. Its stainless steel Chestnut Nano grinder has 38 mm conical burrs with a stepped grind adjustment, a classic look with a functional anti-slip texture, a lightweight yet durable alluminum alloy body, and an ergonomic spring-assisted folding crank handle.
I personally love manual grinders. I find them quite meditative to use in the mornings. If you’d like a similar experience, as well as the ability to take your grinder on the go for work or travel, the sturdy stainless steel Hario Skerton Plus is a high-quality option. It is equipped with a heatproof glass bowl, a BPA-free polypropylene hopper, and comes with stabilized ceramic conical burrs for a consistent grind.
This cute and portable stainless steel hand grinder is available in black, green, blue, and light blue styles. The wooden ball affixed to its slightly longer than average labor-saving handle is a bit larger for a more ergonomic construction. The grinder dissassembles for easier cleaning. Additionally, the adjustable grind levels are accessed via a screw built into the bottom of the base to vary your coarseness from thick to fine.
Whether you prefer burrs or blades, electric or handheld, these 8 grinders are surefire picks for home use.