Coffee starts to stale 10 minutes after it is ground! Grinding before you brew is important for a good cup of coffee. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a coffee mill-
- How do you brew your coffee? (Filtercone and paper filter? Espresso? French Press?)
- How much coffee do you need to grind at one time? (Will determine which capacity hopper you need.)
- How much you want to spend? (Though money will buy you a better grinder, there are some alternatives to get you in your grind range, keep reading.)
For drip coffee consider a mid priced conical milll from Baratza. If money or countertop space is a factor, a whirling blade mill like the Bodum Bistro will do the trick. A less noisy option is a manual mill which gives you an even grind and can be a good choice if you are brewing only one cup at a time.
For a good espresso extraction you will need a quality coffee grinder that can achieve a fine even grind. Our mills for espresso are built to last and are serviceable after warranty. An inexpensive alternative to an eletric mill is a manual mill, which will give you a fine enough grind for espresso, though it will take some time and muscle to achieve.
You can compare any of our mills based on the the "Additional Info" information we give for each mill. We also include the grind range so you can determine if the mill is right for your brew method of choice.