A high-quality coffee grinder is one of the most important appliances needed for making delicious coffee and espresso. If you are familiar with purchasing pre-ground espresso, then purchasing whole beans is going to be a fantastic change for your palette. Coffee beans quickly dry out after ground, so grinding your own beans helps to preserve freshness and flavor. Ground beans lose their flavor once ground because of the larger surface area that is exposed to oxidation. Rather than grinding all of your coffee or espresso at once, you should ground only when needed. The best coffee grinders come with features to adjust the coarseness of your coffee grinds, from finely ground to coarse. Similarly, make sure that your coffee grinder comes with well-made blades to reduce inconsistency in size.
Automatic electric grinders are effective at making high-quality espresso and coffee, not to mention they are easier to operate than manual grinders. Electric coffee grinders use a blade that works like a blender. The blade spins to chop coffee beans into pieces until finely ground; however, the best coffee grinders are equipped with a burr. Burrs are typically made from ceramic or steel and are sculpted into a flat or conical piece. You can store your espresso beans in an airtight bean hopper, which typically sits atop an electric grinder. The hopper keeps your beans fresh and will only use the amount of coffee beans needed for your drink. Electric coffee grinders are perfect for the home barista who enjoys trying new coffee beans and experimenting with grain size to achieve the optimal flavor.
Simple pour overs have gained momentum in the last few years, which has also given way to a whole collection of artisans who are taking coffee grinding back into their hands. A manual coffee grinder is an affordable way to experience making a fresh cup of coffee from hand. Hand grinders are perfect for grinding coffee beans for single pour overs, as they often use conical ceramic burs that effectively break down coffee and espresso beans. Hand grinders are perfect for coffee; however, it is difficult to make finely ground espresso.
Other than choosing between an electric grinder and a manual grinder, there are many other components to consider when purchasing a new coffee and espresso grinder. For example, make sure that the size of the grinder fits your needs. If you need a coffee grinder for a medium to large family, or you enjoy frequently entertaining, then a coffee grinder with a hopper is your best option. Similarly, before purchasing a grinder, consider the various kinds of drinks that you would like to make. If you are interested in creating single or double espressos, make sure to find a coffee grinder that has a fine ground option. Your coffee grinder can also double as a spice grinder, which is perfect for making your favorite seasonal drinks, like spiced lattes.
At Wayfair, we try to make sure you always have many options for your home. That's why we have so many Coffee Grinders for sale on our site, including Coffee Grinders from brands like DeLonghi and Capresso. We want to make sure when you buy one of our Coffee Grinders online from Wayfair, you're getting the one that's exactly right for you, whether that's the Electric Blade Coffee Grinder, the Ceramic Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, or something entirely different and unique to your home.
Blade grinders don’t grind consistently for making quality coffee drinks. They have a blade similar to that of a propeller that chops the coffee beans. The fineness of the grind is determined by how long you let the grinder operate via a built in timer. The longer it grinds the finer the coffee becomes.
The burrs are the part of the grinder that crushes the coffee beans into a uniform size which is essential for creating an awesome espresso/coffee. This type of grinder is known for their flexibility and quality.