Top Burr Coffee Grinders of 2024

Presenting a buyer’s guide to grinders: We tested the top burr coffee grinders of 2024 for you. After all, having a quality coffee grinder is the best way to step up your coffee game!

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We have coffee grinders for every budget on this list. If you think buying a coffee grinder is not in your budget, this might surprise you. First, a decent grinder doesn’t have to be super-pricey. Second, Cupper’s Coffee & Tea will grind your coffee at no extra charge.

The number one factor in making a great cup of java is the actual coffee that you start with. If you are buying fresh roasted high quality coffee for your brewing, you’re already ahead of the game.

A note about the grinders on this list: All the grinders that we have reviewed here are burr grinders. For more info on burr grinders please read our Definitive Guide To Coffee Grinders.

#5 Grosche Bremen Burr Grinder

Best Value Coffee Grinder – Grosche Bremen Burr Grinder

Our Review: The Grosche Bremen Burr Grinder packs a big punch with a low price tag. It has ceramic conical burrs and will do a great job of grinding your coffee with consistent grind size. It’s a good option if you’re grinding for 1-3 cups at a time. As a manual grinder, it’s a bit more labour intensive than an electric grinder. The Grosche Bremen Burr Grinder also comes with a second glass jar with a twist lid. Now you can grind your coffee and take some with you for work or a trip.

One small downside is that once you’ve set this for a specific grind, it doesn’t have an easy way to mark that. If you change the grind for another style of brewing, you have to recalibrate it each time. But if you drink your coffee the same way every day, this isn’t an issue. Hence the #5 rating on our top burr coffee grinders.

#4 Porlex Mini or Tall Grinder

Best Manual Coffee Grinder – Porlex Manual Grinder

Our Review: The Porlex Hand Coffee Grinders have stainless steel burrs. These grinders are easy to maintain, more resilient than glass versions, and produces less static than plastic versions. The conical ceramic burrs don’t rust, are easy to clean and stay sharper for much longer than steel burrs.

But what really sets these grinders apart is the speed and ease of grinding. This is due to the long steel handle that connects solidly to the grinder. You can easily hold the grinder steadily in one hand while turning the handle with the other. Have an AeroPress and like to have fresh ground, amazing coffee when you travel? These lovely little industrial looking grinders fit perfectly inside the classic AeroPress tube.

#3 Breville Dose Control Pro Grinder3

Best Coffee Grinder For Espresso Breville Dose Control Pro Grinder

Our Review: We have rated Breville Dose Control Pro Grinder the best for espresso, but don’t let that limit you. One of our favourite features of this grinder is its adjustability. You can set it from French Press all the way to a very fine-grind Turkish Coffee. The Dose Control Pro has 50 settings that are adjustable by turning the hopper on the machine. It also has 10 extra settings on the inside  conical burrs.

We love this grinder for espresso is because of the removable portafilter cradles. They come in both 54mm and 58mm sizes. It also comes with a handy levelling tool for dosing your portafilter.

#2 Bodum Bistro Grinder

Best Coffee Grinder For Regular Brewing Bodum Bistro Grinder

Our Review: The Bodum Bistro Grinder is our best-selling coffee grinder. It is a very affordable and versatile machine. It is easy to adjust and can grind as fine as a home espresso machine. It has stainless steel conical burrs that grind your beans to a consistent size. And it comes in three different colours (black, white, or red) for your kitchen decor.

We love this grinder for its versatility. It’s very easy to set up, set for different grind sizes, and grind times. You get the grind you want, with only the amount you ask for. No wasted coffee, and it keeps it easy to switch between brewing styles.

#1 Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Best Overall Coffee Grinder Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Our Review: The Breville Smart Grinder Pro has it all. A locking hopper with a seal to keep your beans fresh. A container to store pre ground coffee in. Two portafilter cradle sizes – 54 mm & 58 mm. A beautiful digital display that makes grinding the right amount of coffee easy. And it adjusts between 600 settings so you can dial in your grind to exactly your specifications.

Also this grinder comes in many colours. They match the lovely colours of the Bambino Plus Espresso Machine. As a set, these two look impeccable together in any kitchen or coffee station.

As above, aside from top quality coffee, having a top burr coffee grinder makes all the difference in the final beverage. If you enjoyed this article, check out our Definitive Guide To Coffee Grinders. And if you have a burr grinder you love, you should see our care article Easy Guide: Clean Your Burr Coffee Grinder Like A Pro.

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