Which coffee grinder is right for me?

Geplaatst op 08 November 2023 in Uncategorized

Are you thinking of buying a coffee grinder to use at home? It can be hard to choose which coffee grinder is the best for you, especially when there are so many different models available on the market to choose from. We’ve compiled a handy guide to compare the best electric coffee grinders and best hand grinders based on performance and specifications to help you decide on which coffee grinder is the best for you. 

What you need to know before you buy a coffee grinder

When deciding on which coffee grinder to buy, there are two main decisions to make: 1) a conical burr vs. flat blade grinder, and 2) hand grinder or electric grinder. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons for each option: 

Comandante Nitro Blade Burrs
De Comandante Nitro Blade Conical Burrs are easily adjustable.

Conical burr vs. flat blade coffee grinders

We personally prefer coffee grinders with conical burrs instead of flat blades. A grinder with rotating flat blades is generally intended for chopping nuts or grinding spices, making it more difficult to grind coffee particles evenly and uniformly. Flat blades also tend to get hot faster, thus warming up the coffee grounds and releasing the coffee’s aromas and flavors even before you start brewing. Conical burrs crush the coffee beans evenly and heat up very minimally. They also stay sharp and last longer than flat blades. That’s why we find conical burrs better for grinding coffee than flat burrs. 

Coffee hand grinder vs. electric coffee grinder

The main advantage of a coffee hand grinder is that you can easily operate it without any electricity. This makes hand grinders ideal for taking on vacations and less prone to operational issues. You can easily grind small quantities of coffee with a hand grinder, for brewing up to around half a liter of coffee. 

On the other hand, the main advantage of an electric coffee grinder is being able to grind larger quantities of coffee beans quickly, without the workout. Some electric coffee grinders have an on-demand function with a portafilter holder attachment that can be used with your espresso machine. Other electric coffee grinders are designed to be extra quiet while grinding on those early mornings.

The overview we put together below provides more information on the best-selling coffee hand grinders and electric coffee grinders available at Evermore. 

Product comparison overview of electric coffee grinders

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder

Fellow Opus Electric with conical burrs
Fellow Ode Brew Grinder | Evermore
Fellow Ode Brew Electric Grinder – Gen 2

Wilfa Svart Nymalt WSCG-2 Coffee Grinder Automatic
(W x H x D)
12 x 35 x 16 cm13 x 27 x 21 cm10,5 x 24 x 24 cm16,5 x 27 x 12 cm
Hopper capacity230 g110 g80 g250 g
Grinder typeConical, SteelConical, Stainless SteelFlat, Stainless SteelFlat, Steel
Grind size range
250-1200 µm

230-1160 µm

275-1100 µm

310-1100 µm
Best for which brewFilterEspresso, MultiMultiMulti
Diameter of blades40 mm40 mm64 mm
Number of grind settings40413134
Power120 W140 W130 W
Weight3,1 kg2,3 kg4,5 kg1,9 kg
Maximum noise60 dB85 dB
Speed0,8 – 1,1 g/s0,8 – 1,1 g/s
Portafilter holder✖️✖️✖️✖️
Container for ground coffee✔️✔️✔️✔️
Capacity for container145 g110 g80 g

Product comparison overview of coffee hand grinders

SpecificationsComandante American Cherry | Evermore
Comandante C40 Nitro Blade Grinder American Cherry
Porlex Mini II
Porlex Mini Koffiemolen Versie II (20 g)
Porlex Tall II
Porlex Tall Koffiemolen Versie II (30 g)

Knock Aergrind Hand Grinder – Black
Timemore Chestnut C3S Pro Coffee Hand Grinder – White
Dimensions (W x H x D)4,7 x 13 x 4,7 cm4,7 x 17,8 x 4,7 cm4,7 x 16,7 cm5,2 x 14,7 cm
Hopper Capacity40 – 45 g20 g30 g25 g25 g
Grinder TypeConical, nitro-steelConical, ceramicConical, ceramicConical, titaniumConical, stainless steel
Grind size range
Diameter of blades
Adjusting Nut✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
Weight0,739 kg0,264 kg0,445 kg0,43 kg
Maximum noise
Speed (at filter grind size)0,67 g/s0,43 g/s0,43 g/s
Capacity for ground coffee container40 – 45 g20 g30 g25 g25 g