What To Look For in a Coffee Grinder

I frequently get asked about what types of things to look for in a coffee grinders so I thought I would write a short article about certain features I like:

Burr Grinder

Burr grinders are generally considered to be among the best and also most common. They are known for having a long life and are also not overly expensive like some manual grinders.

Adjustable Grinds

Pick a machine that lets you adjust your grinds. I often like to experiment between grinds depending on the bean and the type of brewing method that I am using.

Bean Reservoir

I like to have a machine that holds a weeks worth of beans in a reservoir, don’t buy one that’s too big though, the reservoirs aren’t air tight and the large ones are only good if you’re going to use the reservoir up in a short period of time.

Quantity Setting

I always find the quantity setting handy. Although it isn’t always consistent (Ex: 4 cups on the dial might not necessarily be the right amount for 4 cups) it’s handy if you want to be consistent. I know on mine that the 4 cup settings works great for about 6-8 cups.

Here are a few good grinders from Amazon. I find Amazon.com has the best selection compared to what you’d find in a store, and the prices are usually much better as well.

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