Last Updated on September 2, 2020
If you are like me and find it hard to wake up in the morning without having a cup of finely grinded and brewed coffee, you probably have a coffee grinder at home already, but in this article I am going to share my thoughts on two best coffee grinders you can buy today, so you can either upgrade to a new grinder or think about joining us coffee enthusiasts, who grind and brew our own coffee.
|Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder||100/100|
|Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder||100/100|
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Out of 10 coffee grinders I had reviewed while preparing to write this review for you, the Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder has got to be the best coffee grinder powered by electricity. My opinion is that the Baratza coffee grinders are one of the best grinders on the market.
I found it to take up very little space on the counter, and it was easy to learn how to use it. But the real pleasure laid in actual grinding of coffee with it. The coffee was evenly grained no matter which of the many settings I used.
This grinder is as easy to clean and maintain as it is to use. I would definitely recommend this product to any espresso enthusiast, despite it being and electric grinder (although many of the espresso fans among us like using the manual grinders which are awesome too).
It’s worth mentioning that those of us who like the filter coffee will also find this grinder useful, as with the available settings you can even go Turkish-coffee grinding, which is almost like the instant coffee when it comes to the resulting grind. After all, it’s an all-purpose coffee grinder.
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
- SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNING GRINDERS – Baratza grinders are preferred by coffee professionals and backed by Baratza’s world class support.
- USER FRIENDLY – A convenient, front-mounted pulse button, plus a simple ON/OFF switch make it easy to grind fresh coffee.
- 40 GRIND SETTINGS – Engineered with 40mm commercial-grade conical burrs that help you explore the extensive range of brew methods (espresso, Aeropress, Hario V60, Chemex, French Press, and automatic brewers).
One last thing I’d like to mention is although this grinder is basically “on and off”. meaning it will keep working until you shut it down, you could also grind just a little bit of coffee thanks to the little helpful button on the front. I found this little button useful, because I don’t usually grind a full bag.
Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder (portable)
Speaking of not grinding the whole bag. I present to you the Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder. It is a hand coffee grinder. It can make you 20g of coffee you can brew, which is ideal for two cups and a perfect morning with someone you care about.
Personally, I’ve used a hand grinder for quite some time now, and I can tell you this – hand grinders can grind just as good as stationary, electricity powered ones.
This coffee grinder is the best if you like to use your hands while grinding. Note: contrary to what I originally had thought, this coffee grinder turned out to be easy to hold while grinding, due to the rubber nicely put on its body. If in addition to coffee you also like to travel, this will be your perfect companion.
Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder
- Ceramic conical burrs with wide range can grind from powder to french press
- 20 gram capacity
- 47 mm diameter and stands 130 mm tall
- Made in Osaka, Japan
- Stainless steel, static free body
Being a hand coffee grinder, this product is even easier to operate and set up grind sizes. But what I particularly enjoyed about it is the fact that it’s body is static free. This means that your coffee doesn’t stick to the catcher after you grind your coffee, so you have less mess to clean up, and the grinder itself is easier to maintain (you would be surprised how many grinders I had reviewed for this article had plastic containers resulting in about 10% of the coffee being stuck to the catcher after I was done grinding the coffee beans). Also, the catcher didn’t fall off while I was grinding, as is it was often the case with other portable hand grinders I had reviewed.
That’s it for this review. I hope you found it useful. Do check out our review of the 3 cheap(ish) things to upgrade your coffee experience as well please and thank you.
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