Don't have a coffee grinder?
An excellent cup of coffee will always start with freshly ground coffee - that's why we only sell whole beans. The reason for this is that ground coffee will go stale and lose its flavours and aromas much more quickly than whole beans will. It's a matter of physics - the smaller the particles, the more surface area is exposed to the air which is ultimately what makes coffee go stale.
Fortunately for coffee lovers, grinding your coffee beans freshly for every cup isn't something that only coffee shops can do. These days, there are a number of grinders that you can buy that are reasonably priced and do a pretty good job!
What to look for in a coffee grinder
Not all coffee grinders are created equal. To get an excellent cup of coffee, there are a couple of things to look out for:
- You need to use a burr grinder. Many of you will have seen very cheap blade grinders available at many stores. Unfortunately, these don't work very well because they produce a very inconsistent grind, which doesn't make for tasty coffee.
- Look for a grinder with an adjustable setting. You may want to use your grinder to prepare coffee for an Aeropress, a coffee plunger, an espresso machine or even a pour-over. Each method works best with a different consistency of grind so being able to adjust is important.
- Finally, we would suggest you pick a grinder that is easy to clean as fragments and oils can build up over time and give your coffee less than desirable flavours.
Grinders for you to consider
To help people start to enjoy the benefit of freshly ground beans, we've scoured the market looking for coffee grinders that grind consistently and aren't prohibitively expensive. We're thrilled to be able to offer a range to choose from on our coffee grinder page.
All of the coffee grinders we have selected meet the important characteristics we mentioned that you need to look for, leaving it up to you to choose which one suits you best. From the very affordable Hario Mini Slim Mill Manual Grinder to the highly convenient electric Severin Coffee Grinder, you have a lot of options.
We'd encourage you to read about each of the grinders and decide what is most important for you in terms of budget, portability and ease of use. Whatever you're looking for, we should have a great option for you to choose. If you need any help choosing the right coffee grinder or deciding between a couple of options, don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!
While this piece is still 100% valid, if you're looking for more in-depth advice on how to choose a grinder, check out our much more detailed new blog post on the topic.