The most expensive equipment you’ll need of pour-over coffee is a conical burr grinder, this guide will help you choose wisely.

If you already have a pour-over coffee cone dripper, a goose-neck kettle and freshly roasted artisan coffee beans and you’re still not what getting the results you expect from your pour-over coffee, maybe it’s time to invest in a conical burr coffee grinder. Pour-over coffee brewing is a simple process, but ultimately it’s about water extracting compounds from ground up coffee beans. An important part to great flavor is getting an even grind of a certain size for optimal extraction. Blade grinders are o.k. in a pinch, but what you’ll need is a conical burr grinder. Choosing the right one can seem difficult, because they come at different price points and offer varying levels of quality based on price, materials and manufacture. Below is a conical burr coffee grinder buying guide with options to fit any budget.

Perfect pour-over coffee partially about the grind

Improperly ground coffee can result poor tasting coffee. If the grounds are too course, the flavors will not release and the brewed coffee will be watery and bland tasting. If the grind is too fine, the coffee will taste bitter. Check out this guide for the different grinds.

A conical burr coffee grinder can run from $40 for the Hario Coffee Mill Slim Hand Grinder to more than $900 for the Baratza Forte Flat Steel Burr Commercial Grade Coffee Grinder.

With so many choices among conical burr coffee grinders, your decision criteria should be:

  • Price
  • Brand
  • Quality
  • Customer reviews
  • Personal recommendation

Where do you start?

Sites like, Prima Coffee and Seattle Coffee Gear are good places to research and purchase from. Amazon links are provided for convenience.

Prices range from $50 to over $900.


Under $100

Anything under $100 will be better than a blade grinder. But you’ll have to spend more to get a quality conical coffee burr grinder that will consistently provide an even grind and that will last for years. Recommended: Purchase home versions commercial grade conical burr coffee grinders.

1. Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder
Amazon price: $31.50 MSRP $41.00
A handy device to have on hand, as it’s hand powered, works anywhere. Grinds uniformly.
2. Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder
Amazon price: $81.99 – $122.96 4 Stars.
Good, solid all around grinder for the price. Available in Silver, Black and Stainless Steel
3. Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Amazon price: $42.49 MSRP $90.00 3 1/2 stars.
A solid work horse. If you’re looking for quality for a good price, you can’t go wrong with the Cuisinart DBM-8.

4. DeLonghi Stainless Steel Burr Coffee Grinder

Amazon price: $58.99 MSRP $79.00 4 Stars.

5. Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

Amazon price: $89.95 – $120 – 4 Stars.
Available in Black, Blue, Stainless, Yellow, Green, Red, White

$100 – $200

For a pour-over coffee grind that you can count on, you’ll probably be better off in the $100-$200 price range.

6. Baratza Encore – Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Amazon price: $139.00, Amazon and Prima Coffee. 4 1/2 Stars.
The Baratza Encore is our recommended grinder, based on price, value and overall user satisfaction.

7. Breville BCG820SSXL Smart Grinder

Amazon price: $196.90 – 4 Stars.
It’s smart, you’d be dumb not to buy it, lol, JK, but it’s really smart for a coffee grinder.

8. KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinder

Amazon price: $197.56. 4 stars.

9. OXO On Conical Burr Coffee Grinder with Integrated Scale

Amazon price: $159.99. 3 1/2 stars.
OXO On Conical Burr Grinder built-in scale measures grounds by weight instead of time.

Over $200

Any Conical Burr Coffee Grinder over $200 will deliver the results you’re looking for. But if you also need to grind for espresso the more expensive grinder will be what you need. It’s really not necessary to go hog wild, any of the aforementioned grinders will be great. We are only compiling a couple that are stand outs for your exacting needs and the larger budgets.

8. Baratza Virtuoso – Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Amazon price: $229.00. 4 Stars.

This is a basic list, please use your own preferences and sellers. The Amazon links are provided convenience, and lack of affiliate programs from other sellers.

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Happy grinding!

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