So you bought amazing coffee beans and want to know what’s the best coffee grinder? While electric grinders are of course ok to use, the best way to make your coffee is to hand grind just the amount that you need at that point. This way your coffee will be as fresh as possible and you’ll get the best flavour out of your favourite beans.
What’s a Burr Grinder?
Let’s start with the basics… Burr grinders are the kind of grinders you’d find in the far back corner of your grandmother’s attic. These grinders have been around for many years and continue to be the “go-to” method for coffee lovers.
Typical burr coffee grinders are made up of two flat revolving abrasive “burrs”. The beans are placed between the burrs to be crushed and pressed. As the two surfaces meet, the structure of the grinder forces the beans into the narrow spaces. Depending on which of the settings you choose you can get a coarse grind, medium grind or even a fine grind.
What’s a Blade Grinder?
Blade grinders are the less expensive route, but they don’t have the same “grind” effect as that of a burr. The sharp blades on these grinders chop the beans into pieces. This method is not effective as the high speeds because of the inconsistently in sized grinds. If you do have a blade electric grinder, we recommend that you grind your beans in intervals. This will help produce a more consistent grind.
What’s the Best Coffee Grinder?
Definitely the burr grinder. The design of burr grinders allows complete control over the grinding process. This is important as consistency and uniform size is easier to create compared to that of a blade grinder. Not only will the full bean extraction accomplish a rich and fresh flavor, but it will also help avoid any clogging problems with your press or dripper.
Our Most Popular Coffee Grinder
We have a wide variety of options:
The BREMEN conical burr grinder is a small and compact hand grinder. The gap adjustment allows you to go from coarse grind to fine grind. It has a 100g capacity and let’s you store your freshly ground coffee in the airtight glass canister (lid included).
The BREMEN MINI is a great simple and reliable mechanism that will evenly grind your coffee beans. A removable easy crank handle is also included to keep your grinder compact when travelling or storing.
The BREMEN ELECTRIC BLADE is a compact and easy to store electric powered blade grinder that easily grinds coffee beans, herbs and nuts! If you are interested in trying out an electric coffee grinder for the first time this is the model we would recommend.
The BREMEN ELECTRIC BURR is also an electric powered burr grinder that has 20 different grind settings for precise grounds, ranging from coarse to super fine. If you are interested in a coffee grinder that will take you to the next level we recommend this electric burr coffee grinder.
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