There are two types of grinders you’ll likely encounter if you’re looking to get a new gadget: burr grinders, and blade grinders.
We’d recommend choosing a nice burr grinder, as they yield more uniformly sized grounds, and, therefore, a more balanced cup. Some of our favorite models are:
This is many coffee experts’ go-to, entry-level grinder. It has 40 different grind settings, is easy to use, and delivers fantastic consistency for its price. Find it on Amazon.
This grinder has 18 different settings, letting you grind beans from ultra-fine to super-coarse. It’s powerful and large enough to grind coffee to make 4-18 cups.
This little hand-grinder is best if you’re not serving coffee to a crowd—if you’re grinding for more than a cup or two, it can feel like a workout! We love that it’s compact, sleek, and no-fuss—you could easily take it camping! Find it at Williams Sonoma.
Wondering how coarse you should grind your coffee? Here’s a quick guide based on brew-method:
Extra Coarse – Cold brewing
Coarse – French Press
Medium-Coarse – Chemex
Medium – Drip brewers
Medium-Fine – Pourover cones
Fine – Espresso, Moka Pots
Extra Fine – Turkish coffee