Best coffee grinders 2020: from handheld to automated offerings
Our pick of the best coffee grinders will assist with your morning caffeine fix.
As any self-respecting coffee addict will confess, the quality of the bean is just as important as the evenness of the grind. It’s a factor that can make or break the first brew of the morning - which is why it’s our civic duty to bring you a round-up of the best coffee grinders available in 2020.
We’ve collated a diverse mix of devices - from classic hand-operated designs through to top-of-the-range grinders that can churn out industrial amounts of caffeine. The thing that links them all? The results contribute to the perfect cup of joe.
UPDATE: Have you heard about the latest coffee-related launch from Smeg? Yes, those design wizards do far more than just refrigeration, as the brand has unveiled its new range of coffee grinders. Available in a variety of colours, the grinder comes in at £199.95 - not cheap, but coffee aficionados out there will know the value of a good cup of joe. Featuring up to 30 different grind settings, the variety makes it possible to get the right grain to suit every possible taste. Those looking to up their at-home barista setup can order now from the Smeg website.
We’ve got some of the big name brands you’d expect in a list like this, alongside some classic designs from lesser known coffee experts.
So whether you’re looking for a budget offering that lets you combine coffee with an arm workout or you prefer an offering with a high IQ (we’re not kidding you), these are the must have kitchen gadgets to aid you with that caffeine hit.
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Best coffee grinders
1. KRUPS Coffee Grinder
A single speed device that’s designed to be held easily, there are no annoying handles or extra add-ons required with this compact device. One button is all you need. It’s a blend (excuse the pun) or affordability and effectiveness, particularly given its 75g capacity that guarantees up to 15 cups of coffee in one batch.
2. DeLonghi Coffee Grinder
This plush black offering from DeLonghi features indicator lights to help with setting selection unlike a number of its counterparts. A ‘push-to-grind’ pulse lid means you can customers your grinding, while the built-in stainless steel blades ensure this device will see you through the toughest of all-nighters. There’s also an integrated cleaning brush which also comes in rather handy.
3. Collar Coffee Grinder
This rather pricey design definitely ranks at the top end of the price barometer. Designed by Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri for Stelton, it’s a slick looking offering is crafted from stainless steel and then covered in Teflon for a slick finish. Oh, and then there’s the brushed brass handle that adds a distinct elegance to this pricey offering.
4. Salter Coffee and Spice Grinder
Whether it’s nuts, spices or coffee you’re looking to be ground to a fine powder, this Salter offering comes in well within budget. A classic stainless steel design, this 200 Watt electric design has a 60g capacity - making it smaller than some models on the market. That being said, if space is at a premium, this might well be the compact offering for you.
5. Cuisinart Auto Burr Coffee Grinder
If you’re after heavy-duty grinding, this Cuisinart offering is well worth considering. Featuring 18 grind positions which pretty much cater to any coffee drinker in existence, the device comes complete with a 4-18 cup quantity selector, so not an ounce of caffeine will go to waste. At £60 it’s one of the pricier models on the list, but with price comes settings - and there are certainly plenty.
6. Lakeland 2 Jar Grind and Chop
Measuring 13cm in diameter, this Lakeland grinder is great for coffee but can handle a host of other food prep too thanks to it’s multi-tasking blades. The transparent lid means you can keep track of progress, while its stainless steel finish keeps things simple. It’s also worth mentioning that its size makes it ideal for stowing away in a cupboard or corner.
7. Sage the Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Grinder
Now, if you’re looking to hit the big leagues - and we’re talking industrial amounts of ground beans at your fingertips - this offering from Sage might just be the way to go. This Smart Grinder uses something called ‘dosing IQ technology’ which sounds ridiculously fancy, but pretty much means it produces an even grind. It also features an LCD display, 60 grind settings and an impressive 450g removable hopper if that sways you.