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Top 5 Best Coffee Grinders for Espresso 2018


Hey espresso lovers, Marc here from Whole Latte Love. We recently took a look at our Top 5 Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machines for 2018. Today we’re picking our Top 5 Best Coffee Grinders for Espresso in 2018.

The categories range from Best Entry-Level Grinder, up to our Favorite Grinder for Near Zero Grind Retention. We’ll have picks for Best Overall Value in Prosumer Level and Home Use grinders, and our choice for the Best Multi-Purpose Grinder, which works for multiple brewing methods and give decent results for espresso. Along with our top grinders in each category, we’ll have some honorable mentions for your consideration. As a bonus I’ll give you a sneak peek at the soon to be available Ceado E37Z Hero. It’s a true zero retention single doser with variable speed control, one horse power motor, and a lot more so be sure and watch for that.

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Which Baratza Sette Grinder is Right for you?

Baratza has always been one of the big pioneers in espresso grinders, throwing out innovation after innovation and making our coffee a little bit better every time. We really appreciate that. Since their inception in 1999, they've come up with a lot of hits, like the Encore or Virtuoso. In 2016, we saw the start of the Sette Series, with the Sette 270W taking the award for Best New Product for Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Electrical) from SCAA. If you've been looking for a new grinder to upgrade your burgeoning coffee bar, you may have seen one of Bartaza's Sette grinders. Today, we'll take an in-depth look at the Sette 30 AP, Sette 270, and the new Sette 270Wi. We'll parse what makes them great, what sets them apart, and how they compare.

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Review of Baratza Sette 30 AP Coffee Grinder

Baratza innovations changed home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee enthusiasts. About a decade ago Baratza introduced the Vario grinder. And to this day the Vario is still recommended as the entry-point into higher-end home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee.

Nearly ten years later and the Vario is still a major player in home grinding - and Baratza continues to innovate. Today an in-depth look at their newest product the Sette 30 AP. It’s the more affordable younger brother of the Sette 270 which came out in 2016 and was awarded best new product by the specialty coffee association.

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Compare Zero Retention Espresso Coffee Grinders

Do you grind out stale grounds before before dosing your portafilter? You know; run the grinder for a couple seconds to push out any grounds that were retained from last time and then just throw them away.

It’s something I often do and depending on the grinder you're using and how you use it, it may be the only way to be certain you’re getting a completely fresh dose.

So I have seven well know grinders here and I tested each to see how much ground coffee it retains after grinding. I’ll have detailed results of my tests in a minute - there were a couple of surprises, so be sure and stick around for that. I’ll also have some usage tips and opinions, and things I picked up when working with the seven grinders side by side for a day.

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Tested: Espresso Grinds Sifted & Analyzed - Manual vs Prosumer Grinder

Using sieves, we analyze and compare grinds from a manual and prosumer level espresso grinder. Marc from WholeLatteLove.com tests the particle size of grinds from the ROK Manual grinder and the Ceado E5P. Find out if the ROK can produce a grind quality matching the electrically powered Ceado. See how grounds particle size distribution above and below 500 microns compares between the ROK and Ceado E5P.

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Baratza Sette 270 & 270W Coffee Grinders

If you are in the espresso or specialty coffee world you’ve probably heard about the Sette 270 grinder from Baratza.

Today an in-depth look at these unique new grinders. So I first showed you the Sette last April after they were introduced at the specialty coffee expo. They became available in limited numbers last fall and now production is in full swing. So availability it's much better.

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The Baratza Vario Features

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of the arrival of Kona beans and my desire to brew it as espresso, drip and French press, I decided that it would be a great time to put a Baratza Vario to the test. Given its programmable features and ability to alternate among different grind settings, I figured that it would be the perfect grinder for the job.

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