Do I need an expensive coffee grinder?

by Paul Sadler

No, not at all. The need for an expensive grinder is a myth spread by many retailers who enjoy big margins on big grinders. My base grinders are more than capable of the consistent grinding needed for great home espresso.

My advice is to start off with choosing your Italian espresso machine. Choose the right machine for you, then find a domestic coffee grinder and accessories to suit your total budget.