Nothing will improve your morning coffee like making the switch to whole beans that you grind right before you brew. One thing that many coffee drinkers don’t realize is that a quality brew comes down to more than just the beans. Though your beans can certainly be the difference between a swoon-worthy sip and something you’d rather spit out, the gear you use to prep that cup of joe can also impact how it turns out, especially when it comes to the grinder.

The vast majority of coffee experts agree that the most important tool for making delicious coffee is a good burr grinder. A coffee grinder is a mechanism that is used to break down coffee beans in preparation for brewing.

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Electric Coffee Grinder Stainless Steel Blade Grinder for Coffee Espresso Latte...
Electric Coffee Grinder Stainless Steel Blade Grinder for Coffee Espresso Latte...
  • ☕Easy to use. Just by simply pressing the lid with different seconds to perfectly...
  • ☕Maintain the top aroma of your coffee beans. High-quality 301 stainless steel...
  • ☕Compact & Stylish. With smart design, This coffee grinder takes up minimum counter...
  • ☕Enough capacity& 100% Safety. This grinder is enabled to grind coffee beans up to...
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OUTIN Portable Cordless Electric Burr Coffee Grinder with 5 Grind Settings &...
OUTIN Portable Cordless Electric Burr Coffee Grinder with 5 Grind Settings &...
  • Automatic & Portable: Built-in 2 x 800mAh rechargeable lithium batteries, this coffee...
  • 5 Grind Settings: The coffee grinder boasts 1-5 grind settings from ultra-fine to...
  • More Precise Than Blade Grinder: The conical burrs make the coarseness of your grind...
  • More Convenient Than Manual Grinder: Easy to use, one-key operation. Enjoy...

Ninja CM407 Specialty Coffee Maker

Bring the coffeehouse home with the Ninja Specialty Coffee maker. Combine super-rich Coffee concentrates with hot or cold frothed milk to create delicious coffeehouse-style drinks or enjoy flavorful Iced Coffee that never tastes watered down. Brew anything from a single cup to a half carafe or a full carafe using your favorite grounds—no pods required.

Not sure if this makes my coffee taste better but I love this machine for the features. My husband goes to work several hours before me so the stay warm feature is great! The fact that you can have hot coffee for four hours was reason enough for me to purchase this coffee maker. The design and cup settings were a bonus! This fits perfectly in our coffee bar. I absolutely it!

De’Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine

My life has been changed forever! This machine is bomb and makes my kitchen pop. Once you wake up to a quad shot of fine espresso, you will own the day guaranteed. In the last 2 days since this arrived I’ve gotten a promotion at work, my portfolio is up 20% and women absolutely throw themselves at me. Coincidence? I think not.

De’Longhi La Specialista Espresso Machine with Sensor Grinder

Created for the passionate espresso and coffee drinker, this elegantly designed, professionally-inspired espresso machine empowers you to precisely handcraft espresso just the way you like it.
Finally, an espresso machine that takes out the guesswork. The flavor is strong and brewed just right. Even for me, with no experience working an espresso machine, it was easy enough to figure out. Prep, brew, & clean up time took a total of 6 minutes from whole beans in the grinder to finished grinds in the trash.

DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black

Well there is nothing I dislike about this machine. Like some have said you need to have a good coffee grinder or espresso coffee with that perfect bring consistency. Personally I am in love with this machine. I don’t understand why people pay many hundreds and over a thousand for an espresso machine. Thing thing saves space, looks good enough on counter and packs a good level of punch.

Every 30 days or so, unscrew the top (head) and clean that little filter that looks like a drain and clean the powder residue inside and around where the handle locks, but BEWARE:

There are two pieces of hard plastic on the left and right, those are so that the handle locks in each time you make coffee. DO NOT pick on them thinking you’ll clean below them!

Sage The Barista Pro Manual Espresso Maker, Black Truffle

I have to admit, this machine is great. This coffee machine does most of the hard work for you. It will allow you to pour a bag of freshly roasted beans into the grinder and have it dispensed into a cup within a few minutes. There is some manual attention to detail required for best results. This can make awful coffee. This can also make some fabulous coffee. I’m not here to tell you the exact answer, because it’s something you will learn through using it. I’m here to tell you that it’s entirely possible to learn how to make great coffee within just a few weeks of using it and what I personally discovered. The Sage Barista Pro delivers third wave speciality coffee at home using the 4 keys formula and is part of the Barista Series that offers all in one espresso machines with integrated grinder to go from beans to espresso in under one minute

1. Buy fresh beans – no supermarket shelf stuff, not even M&S. It isn’t fresh enough and your coffee will taste flat. Waitrose do a few types that have the roast date printed on the bag, if it’s within a month, that’ll do.
2. The included levelling tool isn’t all that precise – I always find that slightly above that mark is actually better
3. The amount of pressure you tamp with has a huge impact on the pressure dial – you have to press quite hard, and ensure the level of coffee still sits high enough, yes you can add more and re-tamp.
4. The best shot comes from the double filter with single skin – the biggest one with the most holes. Learn on this one as the single skin ones cheat a bit. They have a single hole which artificially maintains a set pressure so you can’t really mess up. The trick is to learn from the start. The single one is very fiddly and easy to get wrong.
5. Milk frothing is still quite hard for me, I think the best thing to do is get the wand deep in the milk to start with, then froth it when it’s hot. Latte art is not as easy as the spotty weekend barista makes it look.

Since using this, I don’t buy coffee from shops anymore. I prefer my own. You can make whatever drink you want from it, single or double shot cappuccino, latte, frapawhatever. Be as pretentious as you want in the comfort of your own home. It also has a hot water dispenser for the green tea drinkers.

Cleaning is a bit of a faff. Tray comes out in three pieces laced with coffee dust and water, but that’s the price of fine art I guess. Keep it clean and it will keep making nice drinks. Also run the group head with nothing in it from time to time to clear it out. Changing the filter is absolutely vital if you live in a hard water area. Put it in your phone calendar or something.