For the freshest cup of morning coffee, grind your own beans to aromatic perfection using a coffee grinder from Overstock.com. Whether you seek the precision-grinding and consistency of a burr grinder, the convenience of an all-in-one grinder and coffee maker, or the portability of a blade grinder, Overstock.com has the right model to help you create a cafe-worthy cup of steaming java. Choose from trusted brands such as KitchenAid, Black & Decker, Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach, or go for top-rated coffee-focused brands such as Mr. Coffee, Espressione and Capresso to create fresh, bold grounds that rival those of any coffee shop. Coffee grinders come in various colors to fit your kitchen style or personal flair. Stick with stainless steel to match your kitchen’s other stainless steel appliances, or opt for sleek black or white coffee grinders for a modern kitchen. You can also find unique colors such as red or mocha to liven up your cooking space.
Choose Your Coffee Grinder Type
These electric coffee grinders are a staple of coffee connoisseurs. They feature a chamber that feeds beans through conical burrs or flat plates that produce a uniform grind, bringing out maximum flavor. Burr grinders also produce minimal heat during grinding, keeping the aromatic oils of your gourmet beans intact. Precise grind settings range from a coarse grind for preparing a rich cup of French press coffee to the fine grind that produces full-bodied espresso. Plus, an airtight hopper holds beans until you’re ready to grind, cutting one step out of morning routine while keeping your coffee beans fresh and flavorful. Some models also include LCD screens for easy control of the grinding process.
If you’re looking for a coffee grinder that doesn’t take up a lot of counter space, this compact style is for you. Blade coffee grinders use powerful rotating blades, often stainless steel, to leave your coffee beans coarse-ground within seconds. The accessible price point makes this grinder type a popular option for gifts or casual coffee drinkers, and its versatile design lets you also grind spices and nuts for your favorite recipes. While the grind is less uniform, it’s more than ideal for brewing with your standard coffee maker. Many blade grinders hold enough beans to make 12 cups of coffee, so you can easily brew for a crowd.
Coffee Maker and Grinder Combos
Get an all-in-one coffee center to save kitchen counter space and save time in your morning routine. A 24-hour programmable coffeemaker and grinder combo grinds coffee right before brewing, making your hot and fresh cup of coffee ready for you when you wake up. A 10-cup or 12-cup capacity make these brewers ideal for even larger families, and a brew strength selector lets you brew to suit your taste. After grinding and brewing, a hot plate or insulated carafe keeps your coffee steaming hot. Some models also feature a pause function, so you can fill your cup during the brew cycle.
Find the Features You Want in a Coffee Grinder
Anti-Static Grinding Chamber
Certain coffee grinder models, including ones from Breville, release the grounds slowly. This minimizes the static charge that causes coffee particle buildup in the grind chamber.
Precision Grind Settings
Looking for the perfect grind to match your brewing style? Burr grinders from Overstock.com include up to 18 grind settings ranging from coarse to extra fine. That means you can create consistently ideal grounds to bring out the best flavor and smoothness from your French press, espresso maker or drip coffeemaker. You can even use the finest grind setting to make a bold cup of unfiltered Turkish coffee.
Grind fresh coffee with the push of a button. Some blade grinders offer this feature to provide fast, hassle-free coffee grinding for those busy mornings.
Coffee Bean Storage
Some grinders feature hoppers that store whole beans and keep them fresh until grinding. Many models hold anywhere from 7 ounces to up to a pound of beans, cutting down the need for constant refilling.
Many burr grinders include a programmable dosing feature that dispenses the same amount of coffee every time. This ensures a consistent morning brew or filling the portafilter of your espresso machine.
If you have children in the house, choose a blade grinder with a locking lid or a fast-action auto shut off feature for maximum safety.
FAQs About Coffee Grinders
What is the best type of coffee grinder for a drip coffee maker?
A basic blade grinder should get the job done. While the grind is less consistent than that of a burr grinder, any imperfections in the grounds aren’t noticeable thanks to the use of paper filters.
Which coffee grinder works best with an espresso maker?
Go for a high-quality burr grinder. It produces the fine, consistent grind needed for the machine to pass pressurized water through the grounds at just the right speed, resulting in a full-flavored espresso shot.
How do you clean your coffee grinder?
Consult the user manual for your chosen coffee grinder model for specific cleaning instructions. In general, you can clean a blade coffee grinder by grinding 1/4 cup of rice, dumping the rice granules and wiping down the grinder with a paper towel. For a burr grinder, wash the hopper and receptacle with warm, soapy water, and use a stiff brush to clean the rest of the grinder.
What kind of coffee beans should you buy for your coffee grinder?
Whether you prefer the smoothness of a light roast or the bold flavor of a French roast, choose whole beans that have been roasted recently for the best flavor experience. Coffee beans begin to decline in flavor within two weeks of roasting, so check the “roasted on” date on coffee packages before making your purchase.