These Coffee Grinders Do Wonders For Your Coffee

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These Coffee Grinders Do Wonders For Your Coffee

We are all eager coffee drinkers. We have access to the best coffee the world offers, be it directly from small plantations in South America, Ethiopia, or India.

Whether you buy expensive specialty coffee from specific parts of the world or a blended bag at the grocery store, you get the most out of the coffee when you grind it yourself just before you brew it.

If you buy coffee from a specialist retailer, you can, of course, ask them to grind it for you, but you rarely can in grocery stores.

And then you must remember that as you grind the beans, the release of the aroma that has been protected in them begins.

The countdown to tasteless coffee has begun.

You solve this problem just by buying whole coffee beans and grinding them yourself, just before brewing.

We have tested 10 electric coffee grinders in the price range of USD40 to USD600 (approximately).

Now, not a coffee grinder is primarily for you who only need a refresher in the morning, but for those who drink coffee for the sake of taste.

However, for you in the latter group, the reasons for investing in a mill are many:

  • You keep the aromas in the coffee longer.
  • You can explore specialty coffee that is only available as whole beans.
  • You can cook anything from the coffee pot to espresso.
  • You can adjust the milling rate to the number of servings and achieve better results.

Things to consider when buying a coffee grinder

If you want to make instant coffee, the coffee beans must be ground into large coarse particles, filter coffee, the size of sand grains, and espresso just like flour.

While a regular coffee grinder often focuses on grinding for one or two brewing methods, such as squeeze and filter coffee, other grinders tackle the full range from squeeze to espresso.

These multi-talents, in turn, lie at the more expensive end of the scale.

None of the grinders in the test have any problem with grinding roughly.

When we examine the amount of ground coffee suitable for filter brewing, most grinders deliver reliable, but some start here to show signs of weakness.

Coffee grinder containers

Not until we get to espresso grounds, which certainly places the greatest demands on the grinders, does it really burst into the field so that strengths and weaknesses emerge?

Some grinders who claim they cope with espresso get close to perfect, while others.

Well, my Mom taught me not to speak if I do not have anything polite to say.

In general, we have made two main findings by examining the degree of grinding of the mills:

  • You who do not drink espresso can, in theory, manage with a cheap grinder.
  • Espressonizers need one of the test’s most expensive grinders, but they are excellent for grinding for another type of coffee in return.

But all this is before we have considered all the other factors that are important for a grinder. Such as:

Adjustment of the grinder

There will always be something to familiarize yourself with when buying a coffee grinder.

Still, it should not be necessary to have a coffee bible on the bedside table to reap the benefits freshly ground coffee gives you.

More importantly, it should not be difficult to repeat a procedure that worked well last time.

There are still significant differences here. Some grinders have no adjustments.

Here you have to take the time to keep track of how well the coffee beans are ground. This makes it more challenging to achieve consistent results from time to time.

However, most grinders have a wealth of adjustment options.

Some adjustment mechanisms are based on using descriptive words such as “Press can” or “Filter” with small notches in between. Others use only symbols and require you to taste or read the manual to recommend each brewing method.

One might think a descriptive text worked best, but we often found these to be more misleading than helpful during testing.

Whether the recommendations are in the manual or on the grinder, there is only one facet: Your taste.

So you have to spend the first few days with a new grinder to find the grinder degree that best suits your brewing method and the amount of coffee you brew.

Timer or auto-stop?

For those who will weigh the exact number of grams of beans before they are grounded, pulse grinders can work very well.

Here the grinder works as long as you hold down the start button.

Simple, but a little boring if you have to grind very many beans at a time as you have to stand by the machine.

To grind many beans and weigh how many grams are grounded from time to time, you can choose a grinder with a timer function.

Here you can potentially fill their bean chamber with a whole bag of beans and then specify the number of cups you want to grind or the number of seconds the mill will go.

Here we prefer the models that allow you to specify seconds. The number of cups is a measurement unit that can vary between manufacturers and between coffee makers and coffee grinders.

Here, you should, therefore, learn how many grams of coffee the grinder mills through per second, or quite optimally: weigh up exactly the amount of beans you need from time to time, so you don’t have to rely on the grinder’s internal stopwatch.

Some grinders have auto stops.

Here, all the beans you have put in the prayer chamber are ground, and the grinder then stops by itself. This may sound impractical.

We agree, but on the other hand, you are forced to weigh the correct amount of beans each time and store them in more suitable places than in the bean cup, which is often not completely airtight or takes good care of your beans.

Since you can go from the grinder here while it is doing, and it guarantees that you have done a good job of measuring the beans, autostop is our preferred timing method.

At least for the coffee grounds.

Some mills are also supplied with combinations of these time functions.

Coffee over the kitchen counter or antistatic drawer

The grinders in the test are super easy to keep even.

Either remove the lid and use a damp cloth or rotate the mill itself in a given direction until it can be raised in daylight and scrubbed with a broom.

When coffee is ground, it becomes static, and unless the storage box it lands in has mechanisms to counteract this, coffee particles will fly out of the kitchen counter as soon as you empty it for content.

Few would like to combine kitchen sink and floor washing with brewing coffee in the morning, so our tip is to buy a grinder with an antistatic drawer.

When we tested this with a dark roast and potentially very static coffee – we found significant differences.

OBH Nordicas Easy Grinde
OBH Nordicas Easy Grinder inside view

See how nasty OBH Nordicas Easy Grinder gets after a few days of use.

Also, see how much of the coffee stuck to the bottom and had to be dug out of the manual grinders of OBH Nordica and Bodum. Not delicious.

Is my coffee grinder going to wake the whole house?

When we measured the noise the coffee grinders gave while grinding (from a 30 cm distance), we found that some could work twice as an alarm clock.

Also, the noise levels increased sharply after the last prayers were ground.

Others grind the noise so little that you can at least have a conversation along the way.

For those who need coffee quickly in the morning, we took the time to grind enough coffee to make one cup of filter coffee.

This varied by up to 45 seconds, but basically, all the automatic grinders were high-speed.

Wilfa Uniform

Wilfa WSFBS-100B

Wilfa Uniform

Norwegian Wilfa’s new “Uniform” coffee grinder is completely boss.

It grinds with high authority and is the grinder that delivers the best and smoothest results after analyzing its filter and espresso paints, respectively.
In particular, it stands out as an espresso grinder.

Many cheaper grinders boast of using the same, but few deliver the goods when playing.

The espresso particles coming out of Uniform are almost like flour, and we measured that as much as 96 per cent of the beans we put in the grinder met our stringent requirements for sizes of between 500 and 200 microns.

Along with a small variation in particle size, the grinder makes it easy for an espresso machine to extract just the flavours it needs, neither more nor less.

We see that Uniform is less consistent when it produces coarser filter-ground coffee, but it is still better than its nearest competitor, and the result is more than good enough to make superb cups of coffee.

Wilfas Uniform also offers a secret.

The lid is really a “Uni” weight. The idea is innovative, and the workmanship brilliant.

For best results, when grinding coffee beans, the coffee must be weighed each time, which is easier when the weight is not in the cabinet.

It is exactly down to 0.1 grams and has a clear screen.

The weight communicates with iOS and Android devices over the blue tooth.

Using a dedicated “Wilfa Black” app helps you grind the beans in proportion to the amount of water you want to use.

However, we wonder what the point of the blue tooth feature, which only shows the beans’ weight on the phone screen, is.

However, you do not need to use blue tooth to take advantage of the app.

You cannot store your coffee beans in the grinder.

Everything you put into the grinder is when you press the on button, which is otherwise the grinder’s only button.

For some, it may be a little tiring, but buying this grinder is just a nice reminder that you should store your beans in a more suitable place between the grinding anyway.

The grinder is not the fastest in the test, but it turns off when it senses that all the beans are painted.

It is very convenient not to have to monitor it if you are grinding one litre of coffee at a time.

Also, the grinder is by far the noisiest in the test, and we can report that the metal coffee container kills static build-up in the ground coffee.

The Uniform design is unique and smart, and the build quality is impeccable with black anodized aluminium, solid steel, and weight with reinforced glass.

When it delivers consistently good ground results and is the best in class in most other areas, it is impossible not to award Wilfa Uniform the “best in a test.”

Despite the mildly stiff price, it should be added. But the weight is a useful addition no one else includes, and the grinder is also available in silver — for about USD130 less if it makes it more relevant.

The grinder has also been on offer for about USD400 already, so it is permissible to set up a price warning if you do not have it now.

For more information and reviews please look at Amazon.

thumbs up
  • Best grinds
  • Low noise level
  • Solid build quality
  • Auto-off function
  • Antistatic front mounted drawer
  • Precise coffee weight is integrated
  • Helpful app
  • Stylish look
  • In a league of espresso paint
  • Easy to use, just one button
thumbs down
  • The most expensive in the test
  • No cable storage
  • Spends some time relaxing after the last bean is ground
  • Not designed to store coffee in between mills
  • Unclear blue tooth functionality

Wilfa Black Aroma

Wilfa CGWS-130B

Wilfa CGWS 130B

Wilfa Black Aroma is the coffee grinder that most people reading this test should buy.

With one exception, for espresso grinds, it does not cope.

However, it is perfectly fine as it also suggests nothing else and is so much more affordable than the test winner.

If you are not going to grind much finer than filter coffee (read funnel coffee, Aeropress, V60, and the like), then Black Aroma does an almost as good job as its big brother at almost a third of the price.

Even on what has nothing directly to do with the grinder result, the grinder impresses.

The build quality is solid and designed one of the more appealing.

The grinder is relatively noisy, extremely fast, and the static build-up of ground coffee is almost non-existent.

Furthermore, we like the cable storage under the grinder, which you do not get from Uniform.

What we don’t like is the position of the pickup tray on the left.

If you feel cramped on the kitchen counter, it can be challenging to make room for it rather than one that can be emptied from the front.

The setting of grinder settings is also a bit misleading as it is obviously not possible to take into account things like the number of cups.

For example, we almost put it to the Aeropress setting when we were brewing with the coffee maker.

Here you have to taste yourself and not lock yourself in the predefined brands.
We also preferred to drop the dosage with the timer.

This isn’t easy to set accurately, so a better solution was to weigh the exact amount of beans each time and then grind everything.

But at least you have the opportunity to choose here.
If filter coffee and coarser grounds are your things, no one beats Wilfa Black Aroma for quality and value for money.

If your interested in this grinder, I recommend you look to Amazon. Best prices, and tons of reviews.

thumbs up
  • Very good on paint for different filter brews
  • Good build quality
  • Relatively low noise level
  • Crush lightning fast
  • Antistatic drawer
  • Cable storage under the unit
  • Stylish design
thumbs down
  • Does not handle espresso grounds
  • Collecting drawer to the left is not space efficient
  • The markings for grading are at best indicative
  • The timer function is convoluted to be precise with

Sage Smart Grinder Pro

Sage Appliances BCG820

Sage Smart Grinder Pro

Hated for espresso, but not so keen to shell out USD600 for the best possible option?

It’s understandable, and fortunately, you shouldn’t do either.

Sage Smart Grinder Pro also delivers good results on the espresso measurement and just as well on the filter measurement, for USD130 less.

What you lose is the weight Uniform comes with, and it should be mentioned that the Smart Grinder Pro is making some noise.

Especially when it runs out of beans in the cup.

The big question you have to ask yourself is whether this one suits you and your kitchen.

It’s not hard to use, and it looks pretty professional, but at the same time, it has more knobs than any other grinder and looks more coffee-bar-like than home.

The buttons are self-explanatory, and often you can leave them at the setting from the last time, but we do not forget that this is probably an appliance that is left untouched by others than the coffee makers.

If you have a drinking better half, you would like to fix a cup now and then.

The mill is primarily constructed of plastic, and while the build quality is not as convincing as that of Uniform, it does not hold back any of the others in the test.

Also, make sure you have room for the grinder because it builds a lot more than its competitors in height.

Primarily because of the bean container, which is better airtight than any others in the test.

So it should be okay to store the beans here for a few days.

Like other more expensive coffee grinders, the collection box is antistatic and easy to pour without spilling.

The grinder is also the fastest to clean in the test.

It was not included in our demo unit, but you also get your own portafilter from the store.

The grinder goes very quickly, but when we grind the espresso, we often found that the grinder “ate” up to one ounce of the coffee we loaded into it.

We could knock it out or let the grinder go longer and hope it showed up, but if you grind a little at a time and are very careful about your dosages, this might be something to think about.

The Sage Smart Grinder Pro is a significantly cheaper and chopped, less refined alternative to Wilfa Uniform for those who want to make espresso.

This great grinder, is available on Amazon where you also can read alot of reviews,giving you a complete picture to see if this is grinder for you.

thumbs up
  • Good with both espresso and filter grounds
  • Good build quality
  • Screen with precise indication of milling degree
  • Crush lightning fast
  • Antistatic collection box
  • Can grind directly into portafilter
  • Proft look
  • “Airtight” bean container
thumbs down
  • Many settings
  • Pretty tall
  • The design hardly fits any kitchen
  • Can sometimes “eat up” a bit of the painted espresso

Baratza Virtuoso

Baratza Virtuoso

The big brother of the Baratza family, Virtuoso, is an improvement over little brother Encore in all areas.

But in our opinion, the price is too high compared to the competitors.

Virtuoso grinds smoother than Encore across the spectrum and can be used to filter coffee and espresso type.

The grinder is relatively fast and does not struggle with beans that bounce around towards the end, thanks to the engine’s ingenious gearing that keeps a consistent speed.

The front-mounted drawer makes this a location-friendly grinder, and the drawer handles static coffee very well.

Moreover, the noise level is relatively low.

You can adjust from the jug to the espresso using 40 notches. You control the time with a “manual” pulse function (preferred) or a timer.

However, we do not understand what Baratza thought of when they designed the timer function, which is in practice a wheel that “pulls up” from time to time and is not possible to use with much greater accuracy than plus-minus five seconds.

It can give your brew a variation of up to 10 grams of coffee from time to time, so the timer function is useless in practice.

The bulk of the weight comes from metal inserts in the base, ensuring better stacking when using the pulse function.

This works well, and we don’t doubt the build quality itself. Still, we wish Baratza got rid of the plastic that surrounds large parts of the body as it gives a weaker visual impression and an audible “hollow” sound if you bump into the machine.

The design also strikes us as very American, so this grinder can quickly appear as the strange duckling in minimalist and Nordic-inspired cuisine.

Baratza requires that you attach both the gasket, the bean cup, and the starter switch before use.

Here we actually had to resort to the instruction manual to understand where the various parts should be placed, twisted, and clicked into place.

This went perfectly well, but we see no reason why it can’t be done at the factory and save you the trouble.

Virtuoso is not a bad grinder, but we see few reasons to choose it over for the price, for example, Wilfa Black Aroma or Sage Smart Grinder Pro.

The latter option grinds better for both filter coffee and espresso gives you greater control over the timing if you want to use the timer function, and comes with a bayonet holder included.

Wilfa Black Aroma does not handle espresso, but it is equally good for filter coffee and can be obtained for less than half the price.

If this grinder is interesting for you, I recommend you go over to Amazon where you can read some reviews, and find the best prices.

thumbs up
  • Very good on grounds for different filter brews
  • Relatively low noise level
  • Good build quality
  • Antistatic drawer
  • Can grind espresso
  • location Friendly
thumbs down
  • The timer function is impossible to be precise with
  • The plastic body provides hollow sound
  • Requires instruction book to put together

Wilfa Nymalt

Wilfa WSCG2

Wilfa Nymalt

Wilfa Nymalt mines exactly as the recent revision called Black Aroma in black version from the same company.

It is also designed in the same way and is operated equally.

So why the far more attractive price?

Well, Nymalt has an engine that noises a bit more during grinding, both with and without beans in the cup.


The collection box at Nymalt is not fitted with an antistatic coating.

Is this worth nearly double the cost of buying Fresh ground?

I understand the question, but I challenge you to ask it again after cleaning the static coffee table every morning and afternoon for a month.

Because when you open the lid of the Nymalt collection box, small coffee particles shoot out, and they also like to hang on the walls of the container.

If this is a grinder you like to know about, its available on Amazon. 

thumbs up
  • Very good on ground for different filter brews
  • Good build quality
  • Crush lightning fast
  • Cable storage under the unit
  • Stylish design
  • Very reasonable
thumbs down
  • Does not handle espresso grounds
  • Collecting drawer to the left is not space efficient
  • The markings for grading are at best indicative
  • The timer function is convoluted to be precise with
  • Not antistatic collection tray

Baratza Encore

Baratza Encore

We think Baratza Encore is better priced than its big brother.

We like the front-mounted drawer for easier access on a crowded kitchen counter and a very budget-friendly espresso grinder.

Encore grinds espresso beans in a far higher quality than the price would indicate.

The drawer is antistatic and easy to pour without spilling.

Thanks to the metal insert in the base and the fact that the grinder itself is reliable, it is also stable on the bench when using the pulse function, which is one way to grind with Encore.

So you hold down a button here for as long as you want the engine to run. The other way to grind is to use the on / off switch.

Although we recommend measuring the beans exactly before grinding with a scale, other grinders in the price range also offer a timer function for when you want to supply only some of the beans from the bean cup stock.

We miss this opportunity at Encore, but then the feature had to have a better design anyway than the manufacturer gave the timer to the big brother, which is in practice a wheel “pulled up” from time to time and cannot be used with any precision.

Otherwise, we think the design is a bit scary, and the cladding – which consists only of plastic – looks very plastic.

The nearest competitor, Wilfa Black Aroma, costs less and refers to several more refined properties.

As a lower noise level, more beautiful design, less plastic feel, no mounting to get started, twice as fast grinding and cable storage.

Here is a decent grinder, that I honestly not recommend you buy. There are much better options, on this page. it’s not bad..

But far from the best. If however you won’t listen to reason, here is a link. Amazon.

thumbs up
  • Can be used for espresso grounds
  • Antistatic drawer
  • Location Friendly
  • Can be used for filter painting
thumbs down
  • Competitors even better on filter grounds
  • Requires instruction book to put together
  • Plastic Feeling
  • Somewhat loud noise level
  • Missing timer function

OBH Nordica Precision

OBH Nordica GD7008 Precision

OBH Nordica Precision

OBH Nordica Precision grinder is excellent for filter coffee and is unbeatable if you only look at grinder results for the money.

However, the ground coffee is so statically charged that it completely glues to the collection box and its lid.

Here you have to deal with coffee particles that sweep far beyond the kitchen counter, down to the floor, and stick to your fingers.

Every single time and whatever coffee type you grind. Making a cup of coffee thus quickly becomes a real pig.

Even if the grinder is timer-based, it does happen that you manually turn it off.

The button must then be pressed quite hard, and we wonder how long it will last before it disappears into the machine.

The sense of quality is not very present. If the bean cup runs out before the grinding stops, the engine’s rotational speed and sound level also increase to unpleasant levels.

During testing, we often wondered if this was perfectly good for the engine.

If you weigh beans before you grind and want to drive through everything, you must knock and shake the grinder so that absolutely all the contents will fall into the grinder.

When we were grinding 10 grams of coffee in our tests, we often did not get the last 0.5 grams, so you have to compensate for each time.

You must also keep in mind that the last four to five prayers will spend many seconds bouncing around towards the end before they are crushed.

Although this is only a problem when grinding smaller portions of beans at a time and grinding up all the beans, Wilfas Nymalt, in particular, is so close in price that we do not feel OBH Nordic’s alternative is something to consider even if you are on a budget.

If so, it must be very location-friendly, with a drawer in the front.

You can find this, and others on Amazon.

thumbs up
  • Grinds very well for filter coffee
  • Compact and location friendly with front drawer
  • cable Storage
thumbs down
  • Not optimal for espresso grounds
  • Static coffee attaches to the container and flies out upon opening
  • Unpleasant noise when cranking at idle
  • Beans bounce around towards the end
  • Something remains in the feeder after grinding

Wilfa Il Solito

Wilfa CG-110

Wilfa Il Solito

Wilfa Il Solito is the biggest disappointment of the test.

It comes from the fact that it looks more professional and capable than it is.

For the grinder, results disappoint.

Il Solito cannot be used for espresso whatsoever, as Wilfa claims both on the box and its website.

It goes a little better for filter grinding, but it does not even reach the decided test losers, i.e., the two manual “grinders” that cut beans with a knife delivers.

And the problems continue.

The sound level at grinding is generally too high, and if the bean cup runs out, you will encounter an absolutely crazy wine that will make you bite your teeth together, drop everything you have in your hands and run away to it to pull out the contact.

In the morning, this can wake up next door.

If you grind all the beans at a time, the last ones will bounce around for a while here even before they are ground.

The collection drawer also has no antistatic coating here, and the result of it is quite a crisis. Ground coffee is everywhere, on the bench, on the fingers, in the lid.

You can knock the contents out, but you do not get the last gram. It now belongs to the drawer or ends on the outside between the drawer and the grinder.

The look is nice enough, but grease marks and micro-scratches will quickly tarnish the glossy plastic after coffee particles.

We thus have more sense for the mat designed for OBH Nordica’s Precision or Wilfa’s own Nymalt / Aroma.

Not even an excellent price can save Wilfas cheapest grinder.

Link to Amazon where you can find this grinder at a very good price.

thumbs up
  • Cable Storage
  • Is more user-friendly than the cheapest grinders in the test
  • Drawer in front
thumbs down
  • Worst with filter grounds
  • Nowhere near to grinding espresso
  • Very static coffee
  • Extremely high noise level with and without beans in the cup
  • Lots of glossy plastic that is subject to micro scratches and marks
  • The last beans are bouncing around

Bodum coffee grinder

Bodum 11160-7

Bodum 11160 7

This one from Bodum is, strictly speaking, not a grinder, as it chops up the beans with knives rather than actually grinding them.

But since it is marketed as a grinder, we took Bodum to the floor and brought it in for the test.

And the “grinder” can demonstrably be used for everything from press jugs to filter brews and Aeropress.

But do not take it as a good grinder for the purpose because it is not.

It is challenging to achieve a consistent milling degree with it. It has no adjustable grinder setting, but the longer you chop the beans with the blades, the finer they will be grounded.

The instruction manual indicates how long you have to grind for a given cooking method, although Bodum himself gives the impression that you can “see” when the coffee is finished through the transparent lid. Good luck with that.

Here you have to try and fail yourself sometimes while counting seconds and crossing your fingers.

After much trial and error, we measured the best filter result with 55 seconds of maximum allowable 60 seconds of grinding.

It is quite a long time to stand and hold a button and count.

The grinder further achieved about 71 per cent usable ground espresso, then after 50 to 55 seconds, so this is no espresso grinder.

But this is not really a grinder for anyone.

Since everything that lands in the bottom of the grinder first gets stuck and is missed by the blades, you have to constantly knock out the grains to get them into the “mix” again.

Then it is a small process to get the ground coffee out of the grinder.

Even by turning the grinder on your head and knocking and shaking everything you can, parts of the coffee won’t release the metal bottom.

In our tests, 2.5 grams stuck to the bottom each time, plus a little in the lid. This had to be swept up with our fingers as we pushed the blades away.

This is not a very elegant process, and it gets a lot of mess. Besides, everything you have to dig out has to clump into hard little eggs. It hardly provides particularly smooth extraction.

The alternative is to accept that about a fifth of the coffee remains a permanent new bottom in the grinder or hope that it does not appear as old coffee at the next grinding.

To serve four-fifths of freshly ground coffee, a leftover dose from last week is not entirely optimal and probably not why you bought yourself a mill initially.

But you really have no choice.

You have to clean up every time. Otherwise, you may not know how many grams of coffee you use when brewing. And so it is not the same whether you use 13.5 grams or 15 grams for a cup!

For its small defence, the grinder is very location-friendly and has cable storage. But it helps so little.

Bodum’s coffee grinder is an insult both to coffee as a commodity and to you when you stand with your fingers in it and dig while knocking and roasting.

if you like to know about this Bodum Coffee Grinder, please check out Amazon here.

thumbs up
  • Very reasonable
  • Grinds fine enough for filter coffee
  • Location Friendly
thumbs down
  • Completely manual
  • Difficult to achieve specific and consistent results
  • Grinds too coarse for espresso
  • Spends a long time grinding
  • Noise a lot
  • A lot of coffee gets stuck in the bottom
  • Piggy digging out coffee every time
  • Not antistatic lid

OBH Nordica Easy Grinder

OBH Nordica Easy Grind GD4008

OBH Nordica Easy Grind

At least OBH Nordic’s Easy Grind is anything but light on the mind. 

This grinder, or more precisely the cutter, is virtually identical in function and results from Bodum above. 

But even though it grinds significantly faster, it gets an even slightly weaker grade. 

Its glossy surface is not suitable for an appliance that has to be handled so roughly with its hands.

Grease labels come right away, and coffee particles go astray quickly, where they help create micro-scratches on the plastic’s surface.

This one quickly becomes pretty awkward to look at. It also has no cable storage.

Moreover, when the coffee sticks in the same way as with Bodum’s coffee grinder, you will want to hit it so hard that it will not make any more coffee that gets stuck.

We measured the best result for a cup of filter coffee with 20 seconds of grinding. 

To get the best espresso result, we also had to grind for the maximum allowable 20 seconds for the best result.

This is quick, but there is also a maximum allowable grinding time before the manual has to rest the blades for 60 seconds or risk overheating the motor. And that warning we believe, because after 20 seconds, it warms well around the hands and the smell that flows out of reminiscent of burnt coffee.

Both this one from OBH and the Bodum candidate are cheap, but they probably do more harm than good to your coffee beans, so whether it’s one of these or none will be the last.

But of course, we recommend that you buy yourself a grinder with a little respect for yourself right away and, for example, stretch the budget of a Wilfa New Malt.

Here is a link to Amazon where you can find it, plus some other options.

thumbs up
  • Very reasonable
  • Grinds fine enough for filter coffee
  • Location Friendly
thumbs down
  • Completely manual
  • Smells scorched after use
  • Difficult to achieve specific and consistent results
  • Grinders too coarse for espresso
  • The plastic quickly gets greasy and scratched
  • Noise a lot
  • A lot of coffee gets stuck in the bottom
  • Piggy digging out coffee every time
  • Not antistatic lid

Here's how we tested All The Grinders

test grinds

We selected test participants based on popularity in the price search services, in-store availability and price.

The grinders are tested with a focus on versatility and how smoothly they grounded the beans.

We have also looked at how user-friendly and solid they are, the noise, and how fast they are.

We have also considered any additional features.

To investigate which brewing methods the grinders are best suited for and how evenly they were grounded, we used the term “Kruve Sifter”.

We could distinguish the finest and coarse-grained coffee particles from the rest of the ground coffee with room for interchangeable screens.

To investigate which brewing methods the grinders are best suited for, and how evenly they were grounded, we used the term “Kruve Sifter”.

We could distinguish the finest and coarse-grained coffee particles from the rest of the ground coffee with room for interchangeable screens.

5 coffee grinder tips you should know

Are you a coffee lover like a large part of the rest of us, then you know how important it is to get his morning coffee and maybe you also do not care how it tastes?

If you don’t already have a coffee grinder, then it’s time.

Crushing your coffee is an important step on the path to the perfect cup of coffee. Here are some essential tips you need to know.

1. Never grind beforehand

Ground coffee becomes much flatter in taste than whole beans. 

Therefore, you should buy whole beans and grind it yourself at home just before brewing your coffee. 

For best results, be sure to store your beans in an airtight container.

2. Consistency

Consistency is key when it comes to grounding coffee beans. 

The consistency needed depends on how you want to brew your coffee. 

Different texture works best with specific methods to give you the best cup of coffee. 

For example, grinders are coarsely ground coffee and fine for espresso.

3. Weigh your beans

It is important to make a habit of measuring to make a consistently good cup of coffee. 

It’s all about finding your preferred ratio and using it. 

A kitchen scale is a good tool for keeping the goals straight.

It will also allow you to know how much coffee you have left to brew.  

4. Choose your grinder

There are two common methods of a coffee grinder; 

Blade grinder or Burr grinder. 

A leaf grinder is typically a bit cheaper and acts almost like a special blender for coffee farmers. 

A Burr grinder is a bit more technical, making it a little more expensive, but can produce more consistent results. 

What you should choose depends on your consumption.

5. Automatic vs. Manual

Of course, there is also the question of whether to buy an automatic or manual coffee grinder. 

Both work quite well, although there will probably be little price difference. 

If one had to choose one over another based on purpose, the manuals are typically better suited for travel because they are more compact. 

The automatic is just lovely to get up to in the morning.

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