Coffee Grinders: A Game Changer For Your Home Brew

Coffee Grinders:
A Game Changer For Your Home Brew

Buying quality coffee that is pre-ground is like going to a nice steakhouse and ordering ground beef.

Pre-ground coffee is never fresh

Coffee degrades very quickly after it is ground, therefore it is critical to have a grinder at home. You can taste the difference after about 30 minutes, yet store bought coffee is often ground several months prior to it being sold. There are several articles that go into the science behind why coffee degrades quickly after it is ground. The bottom line is that your coffee has to be ground immediately before brewing to reach its full potential.

Pre-ground coffee is rarely the correct grind size

The correct grind size for coffee is unique to each brewing method. For instance, a french press demands a coarse grind while an espresso machine demands a fine grind. It is unlikely that your coffee will be the correct grind size if it is pre-ground. A coffee grinder allows you to customize your grind size to your specific brewing method.

We recommend two coffee grinders

Entry Level: Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind

  • $37 on Amazon
  • Great starter grinder
  • Decent grind consistency for the price

Premium: Baratza Encore

  • $139 on Amazon
  • Best grinder on the market considering both price and value
  • Coffee shop quality consistency

None of the the grinders between these two price points are worth the value. If you have $100 to spend, either save some cash with the Cuisinart DBM-8 or step up to the Baratza Encore.

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