How much do I need to spend on a coffee grinder?
Some good news …The need for a ridiculously expensive coffee grinder for home espresso is a myth. Great espresso grinders start at $500 and as you go up from there you will find a huge range of Italian coffee grinders to choose from, each with strengths and weaknesses. Factors to consider when making your decision are performance, experience and quality.
As you go up near the $1000 mark you get to choose from the very best coffee grinders for home from a range of compact commercial and high end domestic grinders.
Here’s a surprise for many. Spending more than $1000 is unlikely to improve the quality of your coffee. In fact, expensive large size commercial grinders are generally a poor choice for home due to more mess and higher grind retention.
There are many great Italian coffee grinders to choose from. My advice is to start off by choosing your Italian espresso machine. Choose the right machine for you, then find the right coffee grinder and accessories to suit your total budget.