You like your coffee good.. I know, we’re the same.
Folgers pre-gorund coffee just doesn’t do it for you like it did for your dad. :/
When I started making good coffee at home for the first time I bought myself a little blade coffee bean grinder – It wasn’t long though before I realized how this just didn’t help me make good coffee.
The obvious solution to not having pockets deep enough or kitchen counters big enough to buy those types of grinders is to buy the best small electric coffee bean grinder you can find and afford.
The Best Electric Coffee Grinders for Small Spaces
Here at Gathering Grounds we have lots of customers but these smaller burr grinders are the most common units we recommend to our customers. Take a look below for more detail.
Bodum BISTRO Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable GrindThe Bodum Bistro is popular and well reviewed for very good reasons:
- It takes up very little space on your counter,
- It minimizes static cling in the borosilicate glass grind catcher, and
- It grinds beans to an excellent level of consistency compared to similarly priced grinders.
We also love that you can set your grind coarseness and grind time in advance meaning your morning brew is made effortlessly each time without any deviation at all.
Capresso 560.01 Infinity Conical Burr (small)The Capresso Infinity is another really well made upper-entry level electric coffee grinder.
We love that it makes everything from ultra fine Turkish grind to coarse french press grind.
We also love how easy it is to take apart the bean hopper and movable burr to clean it out!
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr MillThis Cuisinart electric burr grinder is one of the best sellign grinders of them all!
Why? Because it performs WAY better than a blade grinder for almost the same super low price!
This is not the best electric grinder but for the price it’s perfect for almost anyone even on the slimmest of budgets.
Ohh yeah, it’s really tiny too!
DeLonghi Stainless Steel Burr Coffee Grinder with Grind Selector and Quantity ControlIf you are looking for a small and stylish electric grinder this DeLonghi is a great, low cost option.
It’s one of the smallest electric grinders on the market and it’s got stylish rectangular lines to match.
If you are looking for something that doesn’t cost a lot of money and isn’t going to take up much space then this grinder is hard to beat outside of picking up an even smaller manual hand crank grinder.
Here are a Few More Excellent Entry Level Burr Grinders
There’s nothing wrong with shopping around. If your pockets aren’t deep enough for a Virtuoso or Encore then any of these smaller (cheaper) burr grinders should get you started in the right direction.
Hamilton Beach 80374 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, BlackBaratza Encore – Conical Burr Coffee Grinder (with Bin)Capresso Coffee Burr GrinderKRUPS GVX212 Coffee Grinder with Grind Size Cup Selection and Stainless Steel Conical Burr
Choosing Between Blade or Burr Coffee Grinders
The best way to get great-tasting coffee right in front of you on a daily basis (without having to pay a premium at a local cafe) is to grind your own coffee beans at home. Not only are grinders fairly inexpensive, but they’re also fairly easy to use and the newer models can often double as coffee makers or even espresso machines.
Unfortunately, buying a coffee grinder and choosing the right one isn’t as easy as making the decision of brewing your coffee yourself. And, when you do decide to go shopping for your own grinder, you’ll first end up having to choose between blade or burr coffee grinders. We would be amiss if we didn’t advise you to stick with the burr models only.
Of the two, most people end up buying the former, which sometimes is the wrong choice, especially since small electric burr coffee grinders are so obviously the better choice if you want your coffee to taste it’s best.
Now, this isn’t to say that blade coffee grinders aren’t good for anything, but if you’re going to spend your money on coffee accessories you may as well get the best options even if it cost you $10-$20 more.
Below we’ve listed a few small entry level units that should do just fine for the average person.
Why Are Burr Coffee Grinders Better?
The answer to this question is rather simple and it all boils down to how electric burr coffee grinders are able to grind coffee beans to much more consistent particles compared to their bladed counterparts.
As any coffee aficionado would be the first to tell you, the more consistent the grind the better tasting the coffee will be, which is why it makes perfect sense to buy a burr coffee grinder.
Coffee lover or not, it’s definitely recommended to go buy a burr coffee grinder, even if they may be a bit more expensive. The smaller units are priced very attractively in most cases and they can still be used for a plethora of kitchen tasks.
In the end this minimal expense is nothing when you can get the best tasting coffee possible at all hours of the day or night. Yes, we do want to see you swing by our coffee shop but we also know that brewing good coffee in the home is important too.