It’s annoying, though, that Smart Grinder Pro uses presets, removing grounds based on how many cups of coffee or how much espresso you’re brewing. It makes switching between beers and roasts more difficult, as different roasts weigh differently. More demanding coffee drinkers can mess around with interval increments or reprogramming individual cup settings based on weight, but we recommend this machine primarily for those who adhere to the same routine. get used to it every day and don’t have the time or energy to mess with the scales.
Best Hand Grinder: Porlex Mini Hand Grinder
The Porlex Mini, the best manual coffee grinder we’ve tried, matches the AeroPress coffee dripper, making it a whole lot easier to take it on camping trips. Unlike other drippers, the grinding adjustment on the Porlex is quite easy and the handle is relatively comfortable to use. The tight-fitting lid also prevents the coffee from spilling out of the grinder while you’re grinding, which is a nuisance that lesser quality hand blenders have. Porlex is still a forearm exercise to get enough beans to brew a cup or two, but if you only do it occasionally, it really makes you appreciate the coffee you drink more.
7 other coffee grinders we like
If you’re looking for something that can handle grinding large volumes of coffee to espresso size, you’ll have to spend $300 more. But if you’re only going to make occasional espresso drinks, the Virtuoso+ makes coffee that’s quite suitable for anything from pouring (moderate) to cold brew (very coarse). Unlike its younger sibling, the Encore, you can use Virtuoso’s built-in timer, adjustable to 10 seconds, to dose your beans fairly accurately. Plus, you’ll become a savvy guy about ideal grind times — although as we mentioned, the best way to reduce your coffee dosage is to weigh it.
One downside to the display is that it makes the Virtuoso look significantly worse than something like the blacked out Eureka Mignon. It also has a slightly crazier look than the streamlined Breville, and the Breville seems to produce more stable lines.
Bodum’s Bistro burr grinder is a great choice if you want something that doesn’t look like a large blender in your kitchen. It comes in dignified black (with bold red contrasting buttons), and also comes in red and brown if you fancy something poppier pulverized your beans. We like the consistency of the mills (from choppier to finer), but feel that there are less complicated and precise ways to program that size range from other blenders than there is with the blender. This uses — transcoding on the hopper for the bean to finish. It’s very easy to take this thing apart for cleaning, which is remarkable, beginner-friendly and it makes sense too. There’s even a version of the grinder with a much cheaper plastic cup for scum, but this cup is nicer if you’re looking to minimize electrostatic build-up.
The novelty Fellow Ode, from the Instagram-loved gooseneck kettle maker, is another one of Markiewicz’s favorites. Like the Eureka Mignon, it combines ultra-precise flat bezels with a black, space-age design. But unlike Eureka or Baratza Encore, Fellow Ode spewed praise everywhere. It also has a longer design that takes up more space on the countertop. And, thanks to its metal construction and static electricity, tons of soil get trapped inside its removable hopper when you try to dump it out. The company says it’s addressing these issues in a new version, which we’re excited to try. It must be said, however: No coffee grinder will ever look cooler on your countertop.
The Capresso Infinity is cheaper than the Oxo Conical Burr and equally accurate, but the Oxo is a bit easier to use. This is mainly because the numbers on the Caspresso timer oddly correspond to the number of cups of coffee you want to brew, rather than something fractional enough that could be useful.
The best espresso grinder is the Baratza Sette. It is extremely easy to set up and use, offers plenty of adjustability thanks to stepless wheels (like the Eureka Mignon) and is built to be extremely sturdy. It has a pretty hefty price tag, but it’s super versatile. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the wild world of espresso, this is the best place to start.
Again, manual coffee grinders are not really a sustainable budget solution for your daily coffee grinding needs. But if you want one that’s cheaper than the Porlex, the Hario Coffee Grinder is a good choice with a ceramic bezel. Its bulbous design and the fact that the grinder attaches to a hopper that you can carry are convenient, but it makes the Hario much less comfortable to use than the Porlex. The silicone lid doesn’t stop the coffee beans from popping out in the middle of the grind and the whole thing is hard to hold. Though at half the price of the Porlex, that’s probably an acceptable compromise for most people.
Cuisinart’s grinder is far from perfect, but for its price, it’s easy to forget its flaws. It has an 18-position grind selector, which doesn’t offer the largest range of grind settings, but has a timer that some people will be interested in. The grounds don’t come out as evenly as the more expensive models, but if you’re trying to make good coffee on a budget, this will put you through until you have enough money to upgrade to something. better.
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