Choosing a burr coffee grinder
If you already using a pour-over coffee cone dripper, goose-neck kettle and only brewing well-sourced freshly-roasted artisan roasted beans but using a blade coffee grinder and disappointed in how your pour-over coffee tastes maybe it’s time to pony-up for a burr coffee grinder. Check out our buying guide, you’ll be surprised that you can find affordable options that work quite well.
The key to proper extraction is an even grind – only a burr grinder can do that
Blade grinders tend to grind very unevenly. Improperly ground coffee can produce a bad tasting cup of coffee by over extracting or under extracting, but usually a combination of both due to uneven grind. If the grounds are too course, the flavors will not release well enough 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 on the different grinds.
If you’re committed to pour-over coffee, buying a conical burr coffee grinder is going to take your brewing to the next level.
With so many choices among conical burr coffee grinders, your decision criteria should be:
- Customer reviews
- Personal recommendation
Prices will range from $50 to over $900.