The most important factor to a great cup of coffee, is the extraction. Ideal extraction is achieved by using a proper dose, accurate volume of water, accurate time of extraction, and appropriate grind for the brew method you are using. Even if you use the proper dose, volume, and time the extraction properly, the coffee can still taste bitter or over/under extracted if you do not have a proper grind. Consistency is key to a great brew.
Blade grinders will limit your ability to develop a consistent/even grind. The blade moves in a circular chopping motion, and even though some blade grinders have settings that allow you to choose your preferable grind, they have a tendency to leave an uneven result. As a result, blade grinders are virtually non-existent in a cafe setting, and are only used for at home, non-commercial use.
Burr grinders are important for great results. The rotating burrs deliver a grind that is even all the way throughout with no inconsistencies. This allows you to take the time to dial in the proper grind for ideal extraction. Burr grinders also give you the capability to make very subtle adjustments to develop the perfect flavor profile for your brew method.
We offer a variety of burr grinders that give you amazing, professional quality coffee, right at home. These deliver the same great results as commercial grinders, at a fraction of the cost. These grinders may not be ideal for volumes and volumes of customers, but for you and your family, they deliver perfect results.
Available Burr Grinders
Barazta Maestro, Maestro Plus, and Vario
We have three Baratza Grinders available. The Baratza Grinders are some of the most eye pleasing grinders on the market. The beauty isn’t skin deep though, on the inside is the heart of a great grinder. These grinders include an increased range of adjustment, an innovative calibration system, a powerful DC motor, and other improvements. Baratza grinders are exceptional at producing consistent grinds. The grind is adjustable by rotating the hopper between 40 different grind settings on the Maestro and Maestro Plus, allowing you to accurately dial in the grind for your brew method. The Maestro Plus model has an innovative 60 second timer implemented into the switch, a front mounted pulse button, and a brushed-satin metal base. The increased weight of the Maestro Plus gives it increased stability. If you have an espresso machine, you will enjoy the convenience of being able to insert your portafilter directly under the dispensing chute to collect coffee as it is dispensed.
The Baratza Vario offers a sleek contemporary design, small footprint, and adjustablity for any style coffee. We are incredibly impressed with the versatility of this grinder. The macro/micro grind adjustment has over 230 different settings and programmable grind time allowing you to grind on demand the amount coffee you require. The right hand lever lets you choose the type of grind you want, and the left lever lets you fine tune your grind within the range you’ve selected for a perfect grind.
Hario Mini Mill Slim
These small grinders are perfect for people on the go, or anyone who doesn’t want to listen to those noisy motorized grinders in the morning. The ceramic burrs on the Mini Mill are durable and easy to maintain. These small grinders are fully adjustable and deliver great results.
Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinder