January 17, 2023 3 min read

There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. But, when you wake up before your family or housemates, you want to get some fresh coffee grounds for your cup of joe without waking up the whole house. 

You could compromise and use ground coffee or pre-grind the night before, but that would get in the way of your delicious morning brew, as only using freshly roasted and freshly ground coffee gives you that great coffee aroma, prevents premature oxidation, and allows you to control the grind size, which has a significant impact on flavour.

So don't worry, we have done the research on how to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee without waking the whole house. 

Here are the 3 best quiet coffee grinders for 2022:

Baratza Virtuoso+ Conical Burr Coffee Grinder: 

It's the tried and tested, quality-driven grinder that most baristas have at home and even in their cafes! The Virtuoso+ delivers a clean, café-quality taste to your cup thanks to a high-performance conical burr set that produces uniform grind particles for balanced flavour notes.  

The powerful high torque motor has been designed to keep the noise down without affecting the grind's quality for a more peaceful grinding experience. Whilst this will not give you a soundless grinding experience, it does reduce the noise significantly. 

Here are a few Baratza Virtuoso+ fun facts

  • Coffee capacity: 226 grams
  • Digital display: Yes
  • Material: Metal, plastic
  • Grind operation: Automatic
  • Grind settings: 40 settings
  • Warranty: All Baratza grinders come with a full two-year warranty.
  • Brewing methods - The Virtuoso+ is a great multi-purpose grinder for many styles of brewing from espresso, to drip, to French press.

Comandante® C40 Mk4 Nitro Blade Coffee Grinder

The iconic Comandante® C40 is a robust, high-performance grinder with an advanced and pioneering burr set: Nitro Blade®. This hand grinder is not only super quiet, but the burr geometry has been optimised to achieve excellent bean thruput with a reduced Crank Torque and at the same time deliver a refined particle size distribution for best brewing results. In addition, Comandante's click system gives you complete control for any brewing method and locks your preferred grind setting into place - helping you get the very best out of your roasted coffee again and again.  

The Comandante is one of the few hand grinders which excel at grinding coffee for espresso. This world-class grind performance has made Nitro Blade® the weapon of choice for true coffee enthusiasts around the globe, from home baristas to World Brewers Cup champions.

Here are a few Comandante® facts

  • Burrs: Patented High-Alloyed High-Nitrogen Stainless Steel
  • Hopper Body: Stainless Steel, Wood Veneer
  • Axle & Crank: Stainless Steel
  • Crank-Knob: 100% Natural Oak Wood
  • Grind catchment jar: Glass (Holds approximately 40g.)
  • Axle Bearings: 2x Stainless Steel Micro Ball Bearing with Rubber Seals
  • Versatile: Yes
  • Country of origin: Made in Germany
  • Brewing methods - The Virtuoso+ is a great multi-purpose grinder for many styles of brewing, from espresso, to drip, to French press.

Etzinger etzMAN

The environmentally-friendly Etzinger etzMAN is here to take manual grinding to the next level. The first manual grinder to directly grind from hopper to portafilter, the impressive Etzinger etzMAN offers all the benefits of a first-class electrical grinder without any of the noise, waste or environmental impact.

As well as reducing the noise and allowing your loved ones to sleep, manual grinding will bring out the best in your coffee - avoiding any heat transfer that might compromise taste. Etzinger's superior burr geometry efficiently cuts the beans, ensuring maximum clarity and minimum fines. 

Here are a few Etzinger etzMAN facts

  • 2 versions (Basic: grind-by-revolution / W: grind-by-weight)
  • Measurements: 170x245x485mm
  • Width: 245mm with handle in front
  • Length Crank Handle: 220mm 
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Delivery Content: Grinder w/ suction feet, brushes, glove, AP/etzi-cone
  • Housing: Aluminium
  • 32mm Burrs (smooth cutting to ensure maximum clarity and minimum fines)
  • 0.3-0.6g per revolution (Espresso) - depending on beans/degree of roast/setting and cone

Still unsure which is the best grinder for you? Why not check out our top coffee grinders for 2022.