Quality burr coffee grinders can produce a range of grind sizes without heat build up, the result is great tasting coffee.
When grinding coffee, always remember this golden rule of thumb- the smaller the granules, the easier it is to dissolve and release its flavors. That is why it is important to have a good quality grinder because only quality grinders produce consistent grounds. Why is coffee ground consistency so important? When you have an inconsistent grind, this equals to different extraction rates. Smaller granules extract quickly and the bigger granules extract slowly which means you’d have inconsistent flavor and bitter taste. In order to avoid inconsistent granules, a burr grinder is used to grind coffee to consistent sizes. Burr grinders use sharp cutting surfaces and precise adjustments to crush and evenly grind the coffee beans in a controlled setting.
At 1st in Coffee, you can find quality burr grinders that come in flat, conical or both manners and you can also get ones that come in stainless steel or ceramic. All grinders provided by 1st in Coffee have been sourced from the best brands with the best quality so there is no heat build-up but only the best tasting coffee.
The Baratza Encore coffee grinder is great for drip coffee or French Press. This is a 40mm conical burr grinder with specially designed steel burrs that provide precision grinding. Retailing at $129, the Baratza Encore coffee grinder has a grind range of 250 to 1200 microns. The grinder comes with a powerful 160 watt high torque DC motor that operates quietly and maintains a cool setting. This enables it to grind for long duty-cycles without overheating.
At $299, you can purchase the solid Ascaso i-Steel Espresso Grinder. This grinder features a stepless grind adjustment, grinding at 1200 rpm. Its compact size is perfect for home use. For easy convenience, you can grind coffee directly into a porta-filter. All you have to do is place the porta-filter underneath the chute which activates the grinding mechanism. The Ascaso i-Steel is true to its name as it has brushed stainless steel housing, making it stand out magnificently in any kitchen.
With a brushed chrome finish, the Capresso Infinity grinder is elegant yet versatile. It features a wide range of settings which enables a user to grind any kind of granule consistency from very fine Turkish grounds to French press coarse grounds. This grinder features a conical burr and a gear reduction motor system that processes coffee grounds with less friction and heat. This is a very important aspect to look for in burr grinders. The less heat and friction will ultimately help preserve flavor and aroma in the coffee.
The Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Grinder is a burr grinder that features all-new technology from its upgraded components to a sleeker style. Professional quality coffee is attainable with the Baratza Virtuoso grinder as it can produce grounds for drip coffee and French Press. The Baratza also features an impressive setting. It has 40 distinct grind settings and an innovative calibration system. This system eliminates inconsistency, provides a stable platform and a more accurate grind. This grinder is an excellent choice for French press coffee lovers.