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5 Coffee Grinders that Deserve a Spot on Your Countertop

May 14, 2020 2 min read

Solid Coffee Grinders that Deserve a Spot on Your Countertop

5 Coffee Grinders that Deserve a Spot on Your Countertop 

There’s a reason that coffee from your favorite coffee shop smells and tastes better than anything you might have made at home — they grind their beans fresh, every day. So if you’re looking to elevate your at-home coffee game, a solid coffee grinder is a must. While some pre-ground coffee (such as Nguyen Coffee Supply’s) is delicious and great for busy mornings, grinding your coffee beans is the best way to get the most flavor in your cup. Freshly ground coffee beans will also “bloom” when they come into contact with hot water, releasing aromas and flavors that pre-ground coffee won’t. This is due to the trapped carbon dioxide in the whole coffee beans, which rapidly escapes once the beans are crushed. For the ultimate coffee experience, you should grind your beans just before you make coffee. Not sure which grinder is right for you? Don’t sweat — we’ve got you covered. Check out this short list of five grinders that deserve a spot on your countertop. 

OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $99.99

This OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is a great investment for those looking to take their coffee game to the next level. The hopper holds a sizable 0.75 pounds of coffee beans, and the durable 40 millimeter stainless steel conical burrs create uniform grounds for optimal flavor extraction. It also features a one-touch start timer and 15 unique settings for adjusting your grind size.

205 Degrees Manual Burr Grinder, $24.95

The 205 Degrees Manual Burr Grinder features a stainless steel design with ceramic conical burrs. It’s great on your countertop or for taking on the go, since no electricity  is required. Additionally, setting the perfect grid size for your coffee brewing method is a breeze — simply turn the adjustment knob to your desired grind, and boom: a perfect cup. 

Hamilton Beach Fresh Grind 4.5oz Electric Coffee Grinder, $19.99  

This quiet coffee grinder by Hamilton Beach grinds 4.5oz of beans, or up to 12 cups worth of coffee. It also features low-profile cord storage at the bottom of the grinder, keeping the cord out of sight when not in use. Plus, this grinder doubles as a spice mill for at-home seasoning mixes. 

LA MARZOCCO Mazzer Lux D Espresso Grinder, $975

Don’t let the price tag shock you — this kitchen workhorse is Nguyen Coffee Supply founder Sahra Nguyen’s personal favorite. This is for serious coffee drinkers looking to bring the cafe experience into their homes. WIth a 1.3 pound hopper capacity and a stainless steel design, this coffee grinder is built to last. 

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $139.00

This Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is perfect for everyday use. Sahra Nguyen says that because of it’s reasonable price and its range of grind settings, she loves using this model. It’s also user friendly, full of customizable settings, and an all-around great beginner grinder.

Shop our Vietnamese Coffee Starter Kit here.

Shop our Vietnamese Coffee Trio and try both arabica & robusta coffee.

Make your own fun, complex coffee creations using our recipes here.

Learn about dialing in a phin filter here.

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