Questions tagged [grinder]

A grinding machine, often shortened to grinder, is any of various tools or machines used for grinding coffee beans.

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Blade grinder vs. single mug?

For "utility" coffee drinking, I temporarily need to grind coffee with something as inexpensive as possible, and would prefer something with a motor. My understanding is that fresh beans ...
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What’s the best all purpose zero retention grinder for single dosing?

What is the best grinder that: is considered all-purpose (grinds coarse enough for cold brew, French press, through to pour overs & Chemex, and fine and consistent enough for espresso using non-...
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Difference between the various Kinu M47 models

The Canadian store Cafune lists 3 different versions of the Kinu M47: Classic Phoenix Simplicity What are the differences between the three. Oddly I cannot find any information on this when ...
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Do all burr grinders statically-charge the grinds?

Do all burr grinders statically-electrically–charge the grinds, or do only the faster-operating ones do this? Krups GVX212 burr grinders are notorious for producing statically-charged grinds that ...
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What happens if I use relatively short burrs (55mm) to grind lightly roasted coffee as opposed to longer (65mm+) ones?

I am making the first steps towards drinking a decent/good coffee at home (where I also work). My shortlist was composed of Lelit-PL72, MACAP M42M, EUREKA MIGNON SPECIALITA 16CR, and Eureka Mignon XL ...
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Blade grinders: any advantage over burr grinders besides cost?

There are many blade grinders in the market, and they are usually cheaper than burr grinders. I've almost always heard and read that burr grinders are the best choice for most of coffee preparations. ...
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Can a blade grinder really not grind fine enough for espresso?

I've often heard it claimed blade grinders cannot grind fine enough to make espresso, but is this true? I've run my cheap blade grinder continuously until its humming sound becomes steady and smooth (...
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Lifespan of a Porlex Mini grinder?

I bought a Porlex Mini (the first generation (?) one with the pentagonal connector to the handle) a few years ago and have ground enough coffee for maybe 500, at most 1000 cups. Now the burrs are very ...
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Did I mess up the grinder settings when adjusting the grind size when the grinder was not in use?

I bought Phillips LatteGo 3200 machine. When it came, I put it together and during that I noticed there is a grinder coarseness knob. Out of stupidity, I tried to move it up and down. Then I read in ...
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Why does fresh-ground coffee taste worse than pre-ground?

My Baratza Encore grinder has been the worst purchase I've ever made. Don't get me wrong, the machine does its job perfectly - it transforms big pieces of coffee into little ones with consistency and ...
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How to fix burr contact/alignment issues on an OE LIDO hand grinder on fine grinds?

The burrs on my Orphan Espresso LIDO E hand grinder touch/contact and grind each other when dialing into a fine grind, even when the basket is empty of beans. Is this supposed to happen? Are they ...
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French Press: why do grounds sit at the bottom of the pressor before I press it?

I'm not sure how to explain this, but my question is that before I press it the grounds are already at the bottom of the pressor and the coffee seems "light". The taste is also quite sour (...
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Does which grind setting you use also depend on the beans used?

So - I use an automatic bean-to-cup espresso machine. The grinder within the machine has 5 grind levels - 5 being the most coarse, 1 being the most fine. Out of the box, it was pre-set to 3, which did ...
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How does coffee grind size affect coffee taste

I have a grinding machine with a lot of different settings. Even between the categories of Fine and Medium there are sub levels of grinding. I'm not sure how they relate to the flavor of the coffee. ...
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Baratza Encore is grinding too coarse

Listing out details as I best know. I'm stuck on what might be wrong or if there is anything I can do. Purchased used Baratza Encore off Facebook Marketplace 2.5 months ago Been using grinder every ...
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What mechanism in premium manual coffee grinders allows coffee grounds to come out uniform?

I'm researching the difference between premium manual grinders and cheap manual grinders. In simple language, what is the 'technology' that allows for consistent grounds on premium grinders that the ...
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Is coffee grinder adjustability worth the higher price?

There are a number of bean grinders out there and some include a feature to set grinding grain (steps between coarse and fine) while others have no such setting and make a finer grind bb grinding ...
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Issues with grinding my own beans

I currently use a Delinghi Espresso machine and have always bought ready ground coffee because the cost of a decent grinder is quite high. However for Christmas this year, quite a few people bought me ...
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What manual grinders are good

I already have an old rok grinder and I want to upgrade it, but I am not sure what manual grinders are good. The characteristics that I am looking for are mainly: Consistency of grains and general ...
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How often must I clean my Wilfa grinder

I have a Wilfa electric coffee grinder. How often should I clean it?
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Do Hand Ground Beans Work for a Moka Pot?

I'm thinking of buying a hand grinder but can't seem to find enough information to ensure that I'll be able to make good coffee in my Moka pot, i.e., that the size of the grind will be adequate. Can I ...
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Grinder reassembly: should I grease the gearbox?

I have a Bodum Bistro grinder that I bought used a couple of months ago, and have been fairly impressed with. It started making a horrible gear-grinding noise today, after getting a very small, very ...
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My coffee isn't acidic enough?

This question is difficult to google because of the overwhelming amount of people looking for less acidic coffee, but... My (very cheap) 4-cup Cuisinart drip-style coffee maker (like the kind you'd ...
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Capresso Static Effects on Grounds

Is there any way to reduce the effects of static electricity on the grounds in a Capresso conical burr stainless steel grinder? The grounds appear to be charged and tend to stick to the plastic when ...
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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Dialing

I recently got Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine. I am using fresh coffee beans. For some reason, I am not getting into the espresso range. Here is my setup: Grinding level 5 17 to ...
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Chemex Setting for Bay Area Costco Grinder Machines

I recently bought Peet’s ground coffee at Costco for the first time. It's too fine for Chemex (although usable) so next time I plan to buy whole beans and grind them at the store (sorry, coffee ...
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Is the Baratza Virtuozo+ worth it compared to the Encore?

So I am kinda looking around for an upgraded coffee grinder. I am currently using a Braun KG7070. Super cheap, so not exceptionally good and doesn't really provide consistent grinds. So I was looking ...
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Eureka Mignon grinders and dosing cups?

Do the Eureka Mignon grinders (Silenzio, Specialita) work well with a dosing cup such as the Rhinowares?
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How should I clean my Wilfa grinder?

I have owned a Wilfa coffee grinder for about 2 years now and use it daily. I was wondering how I should clean it? I noticed you can buy grinder cleaning aids but wanted to check with everyone here ...
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Is it possible to grind then roast?

Is it possible to grind green coffee beans, then roast the grinds, and make a good cup of coffee with the result? Are there reasons why doing so would be impossible or impractical or would necessarily ...
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How to verify grinder switch works

I just read today in my Jura A7 manual: CAUTION If you adjust the consistency of grind when the grinder is not operating, the grinder adjustment switch could be damaged. Only adjust the ...
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Which type of coffee grinder is the quietest?

Perhaps my question should be "What is the best type of grinder to use at my desk if I work in a cubicle and use a French Press?". I have tried finding decibel measurements on Amazon's website, but ...
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Manual grinder that fits inside the Aeropress

What is a good manual grinder that will fit inside of the Aeropress for travel purposes? I'm looking for something as good as my Commandante grinder. I'm happy with the Commandante, but if I'm ever ...
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Running an empty grinder

To always have fresh coffee I put in the grinder only the amount I want to drink at that moment. Then I just grind until no more coffee comes out - but that causes the grinder to run empty for a few ...
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Which is better for grinding coffee: Food processor or blender? [duplicate]

Which is better for grinding coffee for use in a drip coffee maker: Food processor or blender?
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How many scoops of non-espresso coffee beans should I grind for 1 AeroPress cup?

I buy strength "3" coffee beans and measure out 1 scoop into my hand grinder. I then fill the chamber to the top (inverted) and let it brew for up to about a minute. However, I've always wondered if I'...
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Best Grinder for DeLonghi Dedica EC685

What is the best grinder to use with a DeLonghi Dedica EC685? I’m aware that the portafilter uses pressurized baskets, so tamping and grind size is not as critical as on more professional espresso ...
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Can the Breville / Sage Oracle grind and brew simultaneously?

The Breville / Sage Oracle has a grinder, steam wand and espresso maker (not sure if there is a more technical term for the part where you click the portafilter into) in one machine. Online ...
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What are some strategies for handling the transition between different-aged beans in a coffee shop Espresso grinder?

Suppose my grinder's hopper contains beans roasted 14 days ago, and the hopper is almost empty; suppose further that I have a full bag of 5-day-old beans, ready to go. If the new beans are added to ...
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Is my new Baratza Virtuoso producing too many fines?

I just received a new Baratza Virtuoso - the first automatic coffee grinder I've ever owned. Every single review I've read said it's exceptional grinder, and produces very few fines, which I ...
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Fine-grind French Press - Sacrilege? Better method?

I'm a longtime French press user but I've been grinding my beans finely for a few years. Espresso-fine I guess. Ground to a powder really. I much prefer the richer, more buttery, oily cup to the ...
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Does the coarseness of the ground coffee affect taste

I've just taken the plunge, and purchased an Espresso machine. (Sage Express) I'm now officially an amateur barrista in the making. :) From what I can gather, there are two important parameters in ...
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What are the good industrial roasters and grinders ?

I would like to know the recommended brands/models for industrial roasters and grinders (targeting 6 Ton per month) I already know Toper roaster 10 K (it has an economic price about 15k $) and Toper ...
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What ensures a better cup of coffee, a spotless grinder or freshly ground coffee?

I want to understand how I can make a better cup of coffee, so I recently purchased a Wilfa Grinder. However after reading the instruction manual it says that the 'blades' and bean cup cannot be ...
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How should I manage settings for single shot / double shot

I just bought a Nuova Simonelli Musica + Eureka Mignon, so I'm practicing extracting a shot. I usually use single shot portfilter, as I am at home, and I live alone, so I don't want to waste too much ...
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Can the MahlKoenig EK43 be calibrated coarser?

We just got in our new EK43; When we dial in to highest grind size (11 on our dial), it is much finer than what I would normally use for French Press, or even for Chemex or automatic drip. Here are ...
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How to prepare beans for grinding

A friend brought me home some coffee beans from his back garden in Sri Lanka (I live in Ireland :) ), and I am unsure on what to do next. He said that they dried them, but I will need to toast them on ...
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Does this look like a decent coffee grinder?

I found it at a yard sale. It's cheap. Does it look worth purchasing? I usually brew my coffee in a percolator (or is it called a mocha brewer?), so I'd like to use it for that.
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What grind setting should I use for french press using a Capresso Infinity conical burr grinder?

After years of suffering through with a blade grinder, I have finally bought a Capresso Infinity conical burr grinder. Now I need to figure out the settings to get the best cup of coffee I can from my ...
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Avoid clumps in finely ground coffee

I am currently using a Baratza Encore grinder with my Saeco Aroma espresso machine. I know that neither of these are very high quality products, but I really don't have the budget to upgrade. The ...