Best Coffee Grinders

Last update March 17, 2017
The process of making coffee is like a ritual for every person addicted to this drink. And the first thing to do is grinding the beans with the help of a coffee grinder. This is a review of the best and most popular coffee grinders on the market, so that you can choose the most suitable one. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Grinder Type
Power and Capacity
Design
Additional Options
 
PROS

This is a burr grinder, so you have a full control over the grinding process.

It's easy to clean thanks to the removable bowls.

CONS
This coffee grinder might seem a bit loud for some people.
OUR VERDICT
This is a truly cutting-edge appliance that makes coffee grinding as easy as possible thanks to all the available grinding options. That's certainly a worthy purchase.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
125 Watts, Can grind for 18 cups at a time
Design
Metal body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber
Additional Options
18 grinding options (from coarse to fine), Built-in cord storage, Cup selector switcher, Electric timer
PROS
This model features borosilicate glass of a grinding chamber which helps to eliminate static. You can choose one of 4 available colors of this coffee grinder.
CONS
You need to wait for about 5 minutes after every 20-second grinding session.
OUR VERDICT
Good choice for people who like making coffee in a Moka pot or in an espresso machine. Boasts a really eye-catching design and will surely be an indispensable helper in the kitchen.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
160 Watts, Can grind for 18 cups at a time
Design
Rubberized plastic body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber made of borosilicate glass
Additional Options
14 grinding options (from coarse to fine), Built-in cord storage, Auto-timer, Quick grind button
PROS

This coffee grinder has the most powerful motor, so you can grind coffee as quick as possible.

You can grind not only coffee but different spices and herbs too.

CONS
The power cord is somewhat short - just 2 feet.
OUR VERDICT
KRUPS coffee grinder has a smart design container with stainless steel blades, so it's a great choice for grinding not only coffee beans but also spices or nuts.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Blade grinder
Power and Capacity
200 Watts, Can grind about 12 cups at a time
Design
Plastic body, Grinding container
Additional Options
Lock-off switcher, Built-in cord storage
PROS

Thanks to a large container capacity, you can grind the necessary amount of beans.

You can reduce the speed of the motor in order to get better coffee and less static and dust.

CONS

Some customers mentioned that a container does not fit tightly into the machine.

OUR VERDICT

Capresso is a superb coffee grinder that has 16 options for different kinds of coffee. All the ground coffee is stored in a container, so you can grind a lot and use it when you need to.

detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
100 Watts, Can grind about 20 cups at a time
Design
Metal body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber
Additional Options
16 grinding options (from coarse to extra fine), Secure lock system, Built-in cord storage, Built-in timer, Cup selector switcher, Cleaning brush, Measuring scoop
PROS
This Mr. Coffee burr grinder does all the grinding at an optimal speed and friction, without overheating the beans. Such a delicate grinding means your coffee will never have a bitter taste.
CONS
A LED indicator might seem to be overly bright to some customers.
OUR VERDICT
This is a compact burr grinder having as many as 18 grind settings - from coarse to fine. It's a fantastic coffee grinder for true coffee connoisseurs. The awesome appliance comes in several colors.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
160 Watts, Can grind for 18 cups at a time
Design
Stainless steel body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber
Additional Options
18 custom grind settings, ON/OFF light indicator, Auto shut-off, Cord storage, Scoop / cleaning brush

What is a Coffee Grinder

Some people like brewing coffee in the Turk while others prefer using coffee brewers or espresso machines. But everybody knows that, first of all, you need well-ground coffee. Nowadays, there are two kinds of coffee grinders: manual and electric grinders. But electric grinders are surely leaders! Don't forget that the procedure of grinding the beans with the help of manual grinders can take about 20 minutes! And it requires a lot of effort! Electric coffee grinders can do it within a couple of minutes. Electric coffee grinders can be divided into 2 major types: blade and burr grinders. Therefore, before choosing a coffee grinder, consider all pros and cons to make the right decision.

Once you've ground coffee beans you can either brew coffee in a special pot, or use one of the coffee machines available on our shortlist.

If you are a connoisseur of coffee, you surely adore all kinds of this fragrant drink, including latte, macchiato, cappuccino and that's why you need to use a milk frother.

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What To Look For

When choosing the grinder, you need to decide what Grinder Type you need. As we have previously mentioned, there are 2 types of coffee grinders: blade and burr grinders. As for the blade grinders - coffee beans are ground with the help of sharp knives, which are rotating at a high speed. Moreover, if you want to make a fine grind, please extend the operation of the grinder. In addition, blade grinders are cheap, easy to use and provide high-grade grinding of coffee beans. But be careful when using it - a sharp knife is easily accessible so that a potential risk of injury can be possible. A burr type is made especially for gourmets. As for the burr coffee grinder - coffee beans don’t break into pieces, as in the blade grinders - they fray smoothly. A more important characteristic of all types is the equability of the grinding, which is best provided by using a burr grinder.

Power and Capacity of the coffee grinder are valuable features. Power affects quality and speed of grinding. Also, a low-power coffee grinder will be grinding a lot of beans for too long. So, pay attention to the capacity of the coffee grinder and compare it with the power. The mid-power grinders yield from 80 to 270 Watts. Of course, don't forget that burr grinders may have less power but produce more coffee thanks to a great design. In addition, you have to be aware that very high-power grinders aren't always good because the fast grinding of beans can add some bitter taste to a drink.

The Design of a coffee grinder must ensure that an appliance is comfortable and easy-to-use. If you like the small coffee grinders, you surely need to take a closer look to the blade grinders. In general, they are smaller than burr grinders. The burr type of coffee grinders is usually equipped with larger motors than blade ones. Also, the blade grinder has only one container for coffee beans while the burr one is equipped with containers for coffee beans and ground coffee. Also, grinders can be made from metal or plastic. Surely, metal grinders will serve you longer than the plastic ones. But in case of proper use, each of them may work properly. You should decide what design of a grinder will satisfy your requests and, of course, fit your kitchen decor.

Some coffee grinders have Additional Options. The most important feature is the control of grinding coarseness (from coarse to fine) that allows you to select what coffee you will drink today. In addition, the dosing option will be useful, so you can grind coffee beans only for 1 cup. This is a great option because all coffee addicts know that real coffee loses its taste in 60 minutes after grinding. In addition, some models are equipped with twin blades, which greatly increases the speed of the grinding. We can also point such great features as a built-in timer and hidden cord storage. So, look what will be the most suitable for you and make a right choice!

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Review of Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Grinder Type

This is a burr grinder, so it's more sophisticated than a blade one.  There are two basic forms of burr plates: wheel (disk) and conical. This model includes a disk burr - burrs have a shape of 2 adjacent disks. Distances between the millstones are configured, so that you can choose the degree of grinding beans into powder.

Review of Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Power and Capacity

The power of this coffee-mill is just 125 Watts. You will be surprised, but it is enough for grinding enough beans for making up to 18 cups of coffee and all the grinding takes about 1 minute. This model is really energy efficient. Therefore, it's a truly indispensable appliance for those who care about ecology and nature! With the help of Cuisinart DBM-8, you can grind enough beans even for the whole office! 

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill in the use

Design

This burr grinder is made of stainless steel while the black elements you can see - of rigid plastic. It includes 2 removable containers - one is a bean hopper (8-ounce) and another is a grinding chamber, which can store enough powder for making up to 32 cups of a drink which is very convenient. Cuisinart coffee grinder has an average size, so you can store it in a cabinet, or it can be a great elegant addition to your kitchen design.

 

Detailed review of Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Additional Options

You can select any of 18 available grinding options from fine to the coarse. In addition, with the help of this multifunctional device, you can make any coffee that exists in the world. You can choose the necessary amount of ground coffee. The minimum amount you can grind is for 4 cups. One more advantage of this Cuisinart coffee grinder is the electric timer, so you can have some coffee beans ground right when you need them to. Also, there's an automatic shut-off of the appliance when grinding is over. Finally, this model includes a built-in cord storage which saves space and makes using this device a lot more convenient.

 

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill application

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Review of Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Grinder Type

This is a burr coffee grinder, in addition, the burrs are made of high-quality stainless steel, so this appliance will serve you for a long time. Also, you can control the space between the burrs. Owing to this feature, you can regulate the grinding of coffee beans (from coarse to fine). So, you can easily choose what kind of coffee you will drink today!

Review of Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Power and Capacity

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder has the power of 160 Watts. So, you can be sure that your coffee will be prepared very quickly. This model can grind enough coffee for up to 18 cups, so you can make coffee for your whole family or for lots of guests. Also, this coffee grinder is a reasonable choice to be used in the office, so that all co-workers can enjoy fresh coffee. The ground coffee can be stored in a large container that has the capacity of 11 oz. It has a lid, so you can grind coffee at home and take the container with you.

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder in the use

Design

The casing of this burr grinder is made of plastic, but the back part is rubberized for more comfortable grip. The appliance is quite lightweight and takes little place. The grinding chamber is made of borosilicate glass with the silicone rim - such a design reduces static. Unlike many other coffee grinders, this model is available in 4 different colors: back, white, red and green. Therefore, you can choose the one fitting your kitchen interior.

Detailed review of Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Additional Options

Bodum coffee grinder has 14 grinding options, so you can select the proper grind for your needs. Owing to this option, you can brew such drinks as espresso, mocha, cappuccino, mochaccino etc. In addition, this model boasts a timed grinding feature thanks to which you don't need to hold the button on the coffee grinder during the grinding process. You can set the time and do what you need while your coffee will be ground.

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder application

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Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder
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Review of KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Grinder Type

This is another blade coffee grinder in our comparison. KRUPS F203 is easy to use and operate thanks to its 1-button design. So, you need to put enough beans into the container and push just a single button - and the grinding will start. In the end, you will get well-ground coffee with a wonderful aroma.

Review of KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Power and Capacity

KRUPS F203 spice and coffee grinder includes a rather powerful 200-Watt motor, so the grinding is as fast as possible. Thanks to the large capacity of the grinding chamber, you can grind enough beans for 12 cups at a time! So, it will be a great appliance for a big company! Just put beans into the container and grind them. Enjoy freshly-ground coffee!

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder in the use

Design

The KRUPS F203 coffee grinder has a perfect black elegant casing and an oval compact shape. Such a style of coffee-mill will be perfect for high-tech kitchen decor. In addition, this model doesn't take much place for storage. Also, the bowl for grinding is made of metal, so it's very durable. Of course, the blade is made from stainless steel which efficiently turn coffee beans and spices into powder.

Detailed review of KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Additional Options

This coffee grinder can grind not only coffee beans but also nuts, parsley, spices, and herbs. Therefore, this model of coffee grinder is like a cross-functional device in your kitchen. As for the speed - just a single grinding speed is available, but it's really fast and efficient (don't forget this grinder has a high-power motor). For a coarser grinding, you need simply to turn the unit off a bit earlier. Also, this appliance includes such a so-called lock-off switch - the grinding will start only if a lid is on, so any accidents are impossible.

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder application

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
 
Review of Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder

Grinder Type

Capresso coffee grinding mill is the most expensive one. Therefore, it has an efficient conical shape of blades - burrs are in the form of two inter-converted cones. The main advantage of such a device is that two inter-converted cones are working not as fast as, for example, the disk ones; as a result, coffee does not overburn and does not lose its flavor.

Review of Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder

Power and Capacity

This kitchen appliance has a 100-watt motor. But for burr grinders, it's a great power. Also, Capresso coffee grinder has a low-speed grinding mode, so that you can perfectly grind all kinds of coffee to the necessary condition. As for the capacity, this super-grinder can grind about 8.8 oz. of beans at a time. This appliance can cope with this volume within about one minute!

 

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder in the use

Design

Capresso coffee grinder has a conical form. Cast metal casing covered with zinc ensures many years of operation. This type of metal is durable and solid. Moreover, it is less prone to scratches. This model also includes 8-1/2 ounces container for beans (8-1/2 ounces) and container for ground coffee. So, you can grind more coffee and left it for the next time. This model is quite big, so before buying think if you have enough place for storage. Also, you can store it on the table, it will be a valuable addition to your home decor.

Detailed review of Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder

Additional Options

There are 16 grinding speeds that give a lot of grinding options - from coarse to the finest. This coffee grinder allows you to prepare any coffee - from Turkish to espresso. You can easily control how fine the grinding will be - it impacts the taste of your drink. Moreover, this model includes a separate ON/OFF switcher, which is a great addition for such type of coffee grinding mills. In addition, this model includes a built-in timer which allows to get fresh coffee at the time you need.

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Burr Grinder application

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Review of Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder

Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder

Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder

Grinder Type

Mr. Coffee is a burr grinder that uses cylindrical metal discs for grinding. The grind is controlled by changing the gap between the discs. The main advantage of this type of coffee grinder is the efficiency of grinding because you know what grind you will get. And blade coffee grinders give no options - you have to control the process yourself, which is far more difficult since you should guess the right time when to release the ON button. Burr grinder are used by people who adore coffee and who are true connoisseurs of this beverage.

Review of Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder

Power and Capacity

This burr grinder is rather powerful - its electric motor yields 160 Watts. However, the grinding discs rotate at a relatively low speed in order not to overburn coffee beans. You might have tasted fresh coffee that tasted bitter. This odor appears if the beans are overburnt, so any decent coffee grinder should prevent it. Mr. Coffee burr grinder allows you to choose the right amount of beans for making several cups of coffee - from 2 to 18. Therefore, you can grind enough for yourself and your friend or for lots of your guests who come over.

Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder in the use

Design

Unlike some cheaper plastic counterparts, this Mr. Coffee burr grinder has an all-metal housing made of genuine stainless steel. It means the housing is very durable and you will be able to use the coffee grinder for many years. A bean hopper and a removable chamber (for ground coffee) are made of plastic. You can add a lot of beans to a hopper and grind them gradually. You just need to pick the number of cups you need coffee for and the grind setting (there are 18 of them available) and the appliance will grind as many beans as it's necessary.

Detailed review of Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder

Additional Options

Mr. Coffee burr grinder is a top-rated appliance for true lovers of coffee. That's why it has as many as 18 custom grind settings -from coarse for French presses to fine for Espresso machines. Thanks to this burr grinder, you can always choose the right grind for brewing. A handy LED indicator tells you when the appliance is on. Next, a coffee hopper has a tight-fitting lid, so coffee remains fragrant and keeps its fantastic odor even if you don't use the burr grinder for several days. Storing this appliance is easy: you just need to coil up the power cord and place it in a special cord storage space on the bottom of the unit. Finally, you can keep the coffee grinder clean - just use a scoop and a brush that are supplied in a package.

Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder application

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