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Coffee Grinder Basics

We often describe grinders as potentially the single most important tool in your brewing arsenal - and with good reason! Our grinder guides give you all you need to know about this crucial component of coffee brewing, and help you figure out which models may be the right fit for your needs.


Burr Grinder Basics

Beginners guide to grinders part one

So you want to buy a coffee grinder -- why not just grab any old thing on the shelf at the big box store? In this guide, we cover why grinding fresh is important for your coffee's flavor, what makes burr grinders more desirable, and how to select the right grinder for you.

How to Clean Your Burr Grinder

How To Clean Your Grinder

A burr grinder is one of the essential tools in your coffee brewing arsenal and sets the stage for the quality of your daily cup. As we've detailed before, a good burr grinder is one of the best investments you can make toward coffee brewing perfection. It should be no surprise, then, that a grimy grinder can lead straight to a hot cup of disappointment. A regular cleaning of your grinder doesn't have to be a chore and will ensure your brews are tasting their absolute best.

Stepping Up Your Grinder Game

Beginners guide to grinders part two

Now that we've covered the basics of buying a burr grinder, what comes next? Whether you are looking to upgrade from your current grinder, or you'd rather jump a few rungs up the ladder for your first grinder, your options are myriad.

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

When you come across rules like these, do you ever find yourself asking, "Says who?" From water temperature ("off boil") to tamping pressure (30 pounds), these fuzzy standards are everywhere, yet widely accepted.