I am looking for a small grinder to grind espresso grade. Most of the good grinders out in the market are huge or mid-size. My kitchen is pretty small and I don't have space for yet another machine.

Goal: To find a grinder with the following properties:

  • Minimal; Small; Something between 16oz - 20oz is ideal
  • Can do fine grinding; Espresso grade
  • Electric
  • Easy to clean


  • Looks like most grinders that do fine grinding are mid-size up
  • Small grinders do not specify grade properties (at least the ones I have seen)


  • What to look for in a small grinder to make sure it satisfies the properties mentioned above (most importantly fine grinding capability)
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    maybe you can edit your question to ask what the features to look for and how size impacts those decisions. – Justin C Feb 9 '15 at 20:54
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    See also previous questions over at Cooking.SE, before Coffee.SE existed: grinders and hand crank. More by searching there. Meta: weigh in about product recommendations here. I don't see a meta.SE policy, so perhaps this is a per-site decision...? – hoc_age Feb 9 '15 at 20:55
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    @EdChum I can see your concern regarding product recommendations. But honestly, I am looking to see if someone had a similar problem and what the solution was. Yes I know there are plenty of small grinders in the market, but the question is if they are any good for expresso grade. – kaptan Feb 9 '15 at 20:55
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    Sorry, yeah. We cannot open that door to allowing broad "what is best..." product recommendations. It's just a poor fit for this type of Q&A. There are simply too many variables and the needs of one person doesn't necessarily meet the needs of another. Recommendations quickly devolve into a popularity contest, and users would only be guessing if they are helping you specifically. If you have any questions about these products or features themselves, it would be likely find to ask here, but asking folks which product to buy has to be off topic for this site. Sorry about the confusion. – Robert Cartaino Feb 9 '15 at 21:19
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    all that said, I think with edits there is a useful question here. I'll watch and vote to reopen if edited to fit the guidelines. – Justin C Feb 9 '15 at 21:45

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