Any barista worth their salt will tell you that there is simply nothing like the smell of freshly ground and brewed coffee. It’s an aroma that impacts every part of your ambience, whether at home or in a coffee shop. The scent permeates the space that makes a place unique. And while you may have your roast and blend spot on, the way the coffee is ground and stored makes the difference. Get the right grinder, and you’re on your way to creating a brew that will elevate your home brewing to another level. So, what are the 3 best electric coffee grinders for home baristas?
Here are our top picks:
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder
The Baratza Encore is a great grinder, giving a versatile grind at an affordable price. The Encore has 40 grind settings, making it easy for a busy home barista to adjust from an espresso to a coarse grind and everywhere in-between – the grind range is 250 to 1200 microns. Built from quality Baratza parts that come with a 2-year warranty and repair service, the grinder promises reliability and efficiency.
Equipped with 40mm conical burrs and gear and electronic speed reduction, the beans are fed smoothly through the burrs with little heat, noise, and static.
The Baratza Encore also comes with optional extras of extensions to extend the 8oz hopper and an Esatto – an accessory that transforms the Encore into a grind by weight grinder.
Baratza Forte Grinder
Another member of the Baratza grinder family, the Forte is equipped with a 54mm flat ceramic burr and the option to grind for dosing or on-demand. This one is often used by the pros and offers capabilities that make it quick and straightforward to switch between different grinds, perfect for the differing tastes of your family. Its all-metal construction and minimal footprint make it ideal for the serious home barista.
The easy-to-use, touch-activated screen allows you to dose by weight or time, and the 250g hopper extends to 550g, ideal for busy periods. As a bonus, the grind is quick and quiet, thanks to a recent redesign.
Fellow ODE Brew Grinder
We talk a lot about the Fellow ODE Brew Grinder; there’s a reason why it’s brilliant. And we aren’t the only ones who think that. New York Magazine, The Strategist, was so impressed that the Fellow ODE featured in their ‘This Thing’s Incredible’ column. So, what makes it so incredible?
Firstly, it’s quiet, but it’s also fast and consistent, combining commercial-grade burr grinding with a minimal footprint. There is an easy-to-operate dial, a magnetic cup to catch the grounds (reducing waste), and a button to shake out the residual chaff from the grind.
The Fellow OD Brew Grinder comes equipped with 64mm flat burrs, 31 grind settings, and the option to change ground sizes at the push of a button. We can safely say that while the Fellow OD is small, it is also mighty!