Grinder

While many espresso machines have a built in grinders we also test alone grinders. Here we score, rate and review them and offer advice on purchasing them.

Rad our guide on how to choose a coffee grinder. Coffee bean grinders come in two general types. Blade grinders and the much better, burr grinders. Burr grinders essentially crush the coffee beans, leading to better grounds and coffee.

There are 10 things to look for in a coffee grinder. One is the range of coarseness it will produce. There is a broad range in coarseness with immersion brewing techniques like French Presses requiring very coarse grounds and pour over and drip requiring less fine grounds. Espresso and especially Turkish coffee use even finer grinds so look for one that will handle the range of drinks you want to make.

Next, consider the quality and consistency of the grind. Here burr grinders are the way to go. You get more consistent and reliable coarseness from burr grinders.

In addition to cost, other considerations include the noise levels produced and the ease of maintenance and durability of the grinder. Here again, results vary widely.

Inexpensive blade grinders can cost as little as $20 whereas best in breed, bur grinders like the Eureka Mignon Specialita can cost hundreds of dollars. We also have reviews two models of Rancilio coffee grinder and rated them well. Also check out our five all new Cuisinart coffee grinder reviews.

All of our espresso maker and coffee maker reviews will discuss the build in grinders. All of the machines on our list of the 20 best super automatic espresso machines have built in grinders, for example.

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