Burr coffee grinders are as essential to a great cup of coffee as the beans themselves. There’s no point having one without the other. So, if you want (let’s call it need) that great cuppa’, on that cold morning, then get yourself a proper burr coffee grinder. And let’s not forget the smell… heavenly as you know.

What’s essential to a coffee grinder is that it’s a ‘burr’ coffee grinder. This means that it doesn’t use a spinning blade like most food blenders as this whacks the coffee beans into different sized pieces, resulting in an inconsistent grind. That inconsistency is something you’d want to avoid when brewing coffee, because the different sized pieces doesn’t extract the same way during brewing. Then you’ll be up a creak without a paddle, so to speak.

Burrs should have sharp opposing cutting surfaces to give consistent grinds. With two opposite burrs in the grinder the coffee beans are cut from both sides at the same time. Last but not least you’ll be faced with manpower vs. electricity and when use comes to show go for electric burr grinder as there’s no point doing a workout to get a cup of coffee.
 

Buying Guide

When buying burr coffee grinders there are a few things to look out for:

  • Important: Make sure it’s a burr
  • Colour: Silver, Steel, Black
  • Material: Stainless steel would be great, but they usually come in plastic.

 

These are the best looking Burr Coffee Grinders on Amazon.



Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder

 

Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder

  • Fineness: 17 positions
  • Capacity: 2-12 cups

Buy on Amazon



De'Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder

 

De’Longhi KG79 Professional Burr Grinder

  • Fineness: 12 positions
  • Capacity: 120g coffee beans

Buy on Amazon



Melitta Molino Electric Burr Grinder

 

Melitta Molino Electric Burr Grinder

  • Fineness: 17 positions
  • Capacity: 2-14 cups

Buy on Amazon



Hunt Brothers Hand Burr Grinder

 

Hunt Brothers Hand Burr Grinder

  • Fineness: 1 position
  • Capacity: 1-4 cups

Buy on Amazon


 
Also check out Amazon’s best Barista Coffee Machines, Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines and Milk Frothers to go with your Burr Coffee Grinder.

 

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