Why you need a coffee grinder
Having a great coffee grinder will elevate your at home brewing experience. The best coffee from home starts with having a grinder that will lead you down the path towards liquid gold.
A quick search on Amazon will most likely give you 1 million results for coffee grinders (might be a slight exaggeration), and leave you overwhelmed and more confused than when you started. We have been there and that is why we created this list of the Top 5 Coffee Grinders In 2022.
We will give you details on each one, but if you don't feel like reading (we understand), simply scroll to the bottom to see our top 5 list.
One thing you should know before reading any further is that there are two different types of coffee grinders. Every grinder can be used by any skill level, but you might not find certain features to be important to you. Luckily, we have you covered and will help you figure out exactly what you are looking for. Although all of our selections are Burr Grinders, you should still know the difference between the two types of coffee grinders you may come across.
Burr grinders typically come at a higher price but are definitely worth the investment. A Burr grinder ensures that you will get an even grind. A uniform grind size will directly impact how well your coffee is brewed. Coffee Grinder
Blade grinders are often cheaper but chop up beans vs actually grinding them. If the only way you make coffee is by using a reusable K-Cup a blade grinder might be okay for you. However, you will still get a better extraction from your Keurig/Single serve machine using a burr grinder. Fun Fact: If you have a blade grinder you don't have to get rid of it, it can still be useful for making your own spices.
The KRUPS Precision grinder is a great price, produces a uniform grind, but makes sacrifices when it comes to cleanability, and fine grinding for espresso.
For this coffee grinder, KRUPS uses a flat burr to ensure whatever grind size you choose, comes out perfect. It is compact and weighs just over four pounds which makes it perfect for counters with little room. KRUPS offers 12 different grind sizes, but the fine setting isn't fine enough to make great espresso.
The coffee container that receives the ground beans becomes dirty immediately due to its clear plastic casing. The coffee bean container has the same issue, so if you don't want to do a deep clean every time you grind your beans this might not be for you. Coffee Grinder
Pro: Great value; Compact; Easy to Use
Con: Hard to Clean; Noisy; Poor Grind For Espresso
The Cuisinart DBM-8 burr grinder ranked at number four on our list due to its affordability, 18 grind settings, and user-friendly construct.
This coffee grinder is a great option for people just getting into grinding their beans, and for individuals not wanting to grind for espresso. When used on an espresso grind setting the result is a powder vs a fine grind. Coffee grinder
This machine is noisy, and is difficult to clean, so if you are someone who likes to change the types of beans you use often you may want to keep scrolling.
Finally, this coffee grinder offers an electric timer that automatically shuts off the grinder when the cycle is complete, ensuring you get the right amount of grounds and consistency you are looking for (minus espresso). If you are interested in exploring the world of coffee, and the various ways to make it we have much better options below. Coffee Grinder
Pro: Affordable, 18 Grind settings
Con: Noisy; Poor Grind for Espresso, Hard to Clean
Breville Smart Grinder Pro
The Breville Smart Grinder Pro will take your home coffee brewing to the next level with limitless potential, an electronic timer, and the ability to grind directly into a portafilter, the provided container or your own sealable container.
The Smart Grinder pro may be intimidating to beginners at first with an electronic interface that allows you to adjust grind size, grind time, and the amount of shots or cups that you need.
This coffee grinder has a metal casing which makes it not only durable but sleek looking as well. It includes a grinds container that you can grind directly into and has the ability to give you an air tight seal keeping your grounds fresh.
The higher price tag is absolutely worth the price no matter how you enjoy your coffee. This coffee grinder is excellent for espresso with its built in portafilter function and is user friendly enough regardless of your experience level. Coffee Grinder
Pro: 60 Grind Settings, Timer, Grind Direct to Portafilter
Con: Expensive, Intimidating for beginners at first
Baratza has won multiple Specialty Coffee Association Awards for their products and we can see why. The Baratza Encore has been labeled as "The number one entry level grinder" by many people within the coffee community. At this price point it is a great place to start when getting into grinding your own beans, but is also versatile enough for experienced coffee grinders.
The Encore is easy to use, has 40 grind settings and produces a very consistent grind. It is durable, user-friendly, has a sleek look and will not take up too much room on your counter. Coffee Grinder
It is important to note that there is no timer associated with this grinder which can lead to grinding too much coffee, but this issue can be avoided by weighing your beans before grinding.
There is also a lot of debate on if this grinder is good for espresso shots, and that depends on the type of coffee consumer you are. If you are someone who is looking for a coffee grinder that grinds perfect espresso then look no further than our next selection.
Pro: Price, User Friendly, 40 Grind Settings
Con: No timer, slow grind, Messy
Fellow Ode Brew Grinder
The Fellow Ode Brew Grinder is the home grinder of all coffee grinders. It has 31 grind settings, with 64 mm professional-grade flat burrs. The most shocking part of this grinder is the lack of noise it puts off. Grind your beans with confidence knowing you will not wake anyone up except yourself with a cup of coffee brewed from perfectly ground beans.
The Ode Brew Grinder is perfect no matter how you brew your coffee. This coffee grinder is perfect for specialty coffee lovers who use the AeroPress, pour-over, French press, or prefer a cold brew. The small compact design ensures it will fit anywhere on your counter and look good while doing it. Coffee Grinder
The biggest con to this coffee grinder comes in the form of preference. This grinder is intended to be a single dose grinder but does hold up to 80 grams of coffee which is enough for whichever way you brew your coffee (even a coffee pot).
Pro: Superior Grind, Quiet, Compact Design
Con: Too Small For Some