The signature sign of any top-notch coffee shop is always going to be the espresso machine that creates the bean juice for its trademark brews. And, if you are a coffee connoisseur looking to recreate that flavour with an at home expresso machine, you’re going to need a coffee grinder that produces a consistent and fine grind. If the grind is too coarse, your brew won’t meet your expectations. You also need a grinder that can accommodate a portafilla and produce a single dose grind. While you may have already read our blog about the best coffee grinders, here’s our definitive list of the best coffee grinders for making espresso at home.
Baratza Sette Grinder Range
The Sette 30 is a great all-round grinder suitable for basic and more advanced espresso machines. While it can grind into the supplied grounds bin, its innovative movable arms enable you to also grind into a portafilla. It also incorporates a clever burr mechanism (a fixed inner burr and a rotation outer burr), that provides a uniform and efficient grind.
Great grinder for the price. Easy to adjust the grind size and straight forward to use.
Steven, Coffee Hit customer
For espresso lovers who are looking to micro-adjust the coarseness of their grind the Sette 270 offers a macro adjust of 30 steps and a stepless micro adjust with 9 indicators. The Sette 270 also includes a digital control panel where you can programme in your optimum grind time.
Perfect for espresso. The infinite grind adjustment means I can dial it in just right for that perfect, smooth shot.
For home baristas who like to hand grind their beans, the Brewista X Series Hand Grinder is a great choice for making espresso. The hand-built grinder not only has sleek, modern looks but also offers up 60 coarseness settings, making it a versatile tool for any home coffee brewing set-up. The Brewista X Series contains cone shaped Italian burrs and a military grade exterior, creating a fine and precise grind every time. And the magnetic grind holder base, means you can catch your grind without any mess.
The Etzinger etz-1 is also a perfect coffee grinder for espresso making. Aside from offering 88 different grind settings it also provides hollow shafts, meaning no axle. The lack of axle and ergonomic handle make it a breeze to create the perfect espresso grind. Whether you want to display it next to your espresso machine or take it out and about with you, this is a great bit of kit to physically connect you to your brew.