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What coffee grinder do you recommend?

almost 2 years ago by Brittney W.
Tags: grinding, coffee gear
1 response
over 1 year ago
by Matthew B., Chief Coffee Wrangler
For years, I lusted after a Mahlkonig grinder, but that's really not a great choice for the home. We finally found a used one for the Beanery, and I'm in heaven.

At home, I'm in love with my Smart Grinder from Breville. It's got a large hopper, and I really like the built in timer. Our 1.8 ounce pouches grind perfectly in about 50 seconds, and that's exactly what I use every morning. It's a conical burr grinder, and does a great job grinding for drip.

In a pinch, try a blender. It's literally the same mechanism as most blade grinders, and while the grind won't be consistent, it's better than pre-ground, stale coffee.

A great entry-level blade grinder is the Capresso Cool Grind, and I'm also a big fan of the Baratza Encore, which I like to personally give as a gift, and which is made locally in the Seattle area.

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