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Coffee Grinding At Home

The Basic Guide To Grinders

One of the most satisfying things about brewing coffee at home is mastering the art of coffee grinding and getting the grind correct for your brew method. One of the most fantastic experiences is having that delicious smell of freshly roasted beans hitting your nostrils in any coffee shop! Now what’s amazing is that you can experience this at home, when you grind your own coffee beans from Redber Coffee!

Here we talk through the basics of grinding coffee at home, so you can master it for yourself.


Hand Grinders 

These are great pieces of kit, normally quite compact and perfect for small spaces and travelling with. Hand grinders don’t use any electricity and require the user to rotate the handle to grind the beans, a bit like a pepper grinder would. The advantages of a hand grinder are that they are cheaper than automatic grinders, making them great value for money and easily obtainable. If you go for a premium hand grinder, you can normally ensure that you get high quality burrs and fantastic grind consistency. The only disadvantage some may have, is that it does require time and effort to grind your beans and are not suited to grinding large quantities.

We recommend the Hario Skerton Plus Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder £32.99


Automatic Grinders

Compared to hand grinders, automatic grinders tend to be better suited to grinding larger quantities of beans, tend to be bigger and of course require less effort. The advantage is that these grinders are effortless in grinding beans quickly and effectively, all at the touch of a button in 10 to 20 seconds! Perfect if you are pushed for time! Automatic grinders are also great, because they give a much more precise and reliable grind size to suit your brew method with limitless minor adjustments, and easy to change between grind sizes if you use multiple brew methods at home. The slight downside is that they are more expensive that hand grinders, but it is for a much premium product that ensure you produce phenomenal coffee at home every time.

We recommend Melitta Calibra Burr Grinder With Integrated Scale £99.99


Espresso Grinders

Espresso grinders are essentially automatic grinders that can grind for espresso, an incredibly fine grind and fine grind adjustments required for espresso making. The burrs on espresso grinders tend to be flat plate burrs and need to be of high quality to achieve grind size consistency. As espresso requires the uttermost precision, it means that these grinders tend to be pricey.

We recommend Eureka Mignon Specialita Espresso Burr Grinder £399 


If you are looking to grind your own coffee beans, we are a speciality coffee roastery that specialises in roast to order coffee! Meaning your coffee is always as fresh as it can possibly be upon delivery to your home or business. Check out our huge selection of coffees from all over the globe here!  

As well as coffee we are one of the largest online retailers for coffee machines, coffee grinders, brew methods, coffee machine cleaning, luxury confectionary & biscuits, filter papers, and tea equipment! 

If you loved our article on the Basics of Grinders, check out our Advanced Tips For Grinding article here


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