Smell the coffee!
If you’re planning to use pre-ground coffee with your stylishly cool Chemex coffee maker, you might as well drink instant coffee instead. Chemex requires freshly ground beans to achieve the magic that it’s known for, from the bloom to the deep and glistening color of extracted liquid as it drips down the filter. That’s why you need to invest in your own coffee grinder specifically suited to the Chemex.
Take a look at our favorite grinders and find the best one for you!
01) Capresso 560.04 Infinity Burr Coffee Grinder
5 used from $60.62
Burr grinders provide precision and consistency, and the Capresso Infinity Burr grinder is a great example of that. The stainless steel conical burrs crush coffee beans evenly and produce an ultra-fine or coarse texture consistently, which is perfect for brewing an espresso shot or a pour-over coffee. Unlike other grinders, this grinds quietly and prevents static build-up without losing the rich aroma and flavor of the coffee beans. Cleanup is made easy as well since the coffee bean chamber can be removed from the casing without a hitch. It’s comfortably affordable too and is definitely a great deal.
02) Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder
7 used from $60.71
If you want to experiment with different grind consistencies to make different drinks, the Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder comes with a pre-set timer and 12 adjustable settings that can grind coffee beans fit for pour-over, espresso, and more with a single touch of a button! Simply adjust the clear chamber to your desired setting, set the timer, and let it go. The clear chamber can hold up to 7.75 oz of coffee beans, allowing you to load it in bulk and grind the beans whenever you need it. The design looks great as well and sets it apart from other competitors with the highly polished steel exterior. Add this to your kitchen, and you certainly won’t look back!
03) JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder
If you want to grind your coffee beans the old-fashioned way, the JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder should be your go-to! This doesn’t require electricity or batteries, so you won’t have to worry about missing your daily dose of caffeine when the power is out. This also means you can take it with you anytime, anywhere! What’s more, it also uses ceramic burr discs that prevent overheating, which is quite common with steel burr discs and blade grinders. Without heat, the original taste and smell of the coffee beans are preserved. Whether you’re into pour-over or French Press, this grinder is one of the best ways to enjoy an exquisite cup of coffee!
04) Baratza Encore
3 used from $121.10
The pulse button provides better control in grinding the coffee beans and burr grinders ensure consistency on the grind size. Many grinders can give you only one of these and not at the same time but with the Baratza Encore, you can get the best of both worlds in one! The conical burrs, combined with 40 different grind settings, give you a wide variety of granule sizes that suit a range of tastes. Simply turn on the switch, push the pulse button, and grind the beans the way you enjoy them.
05) Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro
This smart machine is great for either a commercial business or a coffee connoisseur who lives on the stuff.
Managing to hold and grind a decent 18 oz of beans – enough to keep even the keenest drinker happy all day, it has the ability to create an ultra-fine granule perfect for espressos. But if you prefer a coarse grind, it has a variety of options available, catering to differing tastes. This is a great choice if you fancy yourself as the latest hot barista on the block! We’ll be hanging on to ours, obviously!
If you’re really into freshly ground coffee and are looking to preserve the flavor as much as possible, it may be worth looking into a high-quality manual coffee grinder. However, if you’re looking for true luxury (as coffee should be!) and want both convenience, speed, and high-quality grinds, make sure you look at our reviews of the top 5 Burr Coffee Grinders.