Reddit Reddit reviews Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black

We found 112 Reddit comments about Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black
The Bistro Burr Grinder consistently crushes beans between stainless steel conical burrs. This process also preserves the bean’s intrinsic flavor and aroma better than a blade grinder.Push button, pre-set timer allows users to grind the exact amount of coffee needed, keeping beans fresh and preventing waste.12 Adjustable grind settings allow users to go from Espresso to French Press with ease.Equipped with a friction clutch, which protects the grinding gear by the presence of small stones.Dishwasher-Safe Borosilicate glass catcher with grip reduces static cling of coffee grounds.Holds up to 7.75 Ounces of Coffee Beans.
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112 Reddit comments about Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black:

u/BlondeFlowers · 19 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Jesus, you guys are the best!!! THANK YOU!!! I'm getting this one. I've been doing it wrong for too long. Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Black

u/mike808 · 9 pointsr/Coffee

I know this one is out of your price range. But after looking at the wiki for this sub, I purchased this grinder a year ago and have absolutely no regrets. If you love coffee and want a machine that does a good job while been seemingly durable, I would honestly consider upping that budget of yours

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, Black

u/kayla_mincerepublic · 7 pointsr/coldbrew

I make large batches of cold brew once a month (almost 5 gallons) to fit into my kegerator and the process is really simple. For what it's worth, my coffee breaks down to about $1 a day for a large Nitro Cold Brew coffee on tap (which sells around me for nearly $4-5 a cup) and I get a lot more coffee, plus very high quality. You could get this price even lower without the kegerator because I included the price for nitro and I also use relatively expensive beans.

Here are the basic tools I would recommend:


  • brewing bucket or jar
  • coffee grinder
  • something to filter the coffee
  • beans of choice (use whatever you like)


    Depending on how much coffee you're looking to make, you can use a different sized vessel. For example, I use a 5 gallon bucket for my keg, whereas if you don't need that much cold brew at once, you can use something like a large mason jar or a smaller sized bucket (say 1 or 2 gallon bucket). I'll definitely recommend you get a bucket with a spout. This makes it very easy to dispense your cold brew.


    As for a coffee grinder, buy what you can afford, there are plenty of options on the market. Obviously you're going to have a better grind if you invest a little more but if you can't, at the end of the day, it's not really going to break you. If you're doing large batches, I'd recommend buying an electric grinder. I use a Bodum Bistro Grinder which is less than $90 and works great. You could use a handheld grinder if you wanted to save more money, obviously it's just more work.


    To filter the coffee, I use a fine mesh food grade bag (they sell these for things like almond milk) and sit that on top of a mesh strainer that sits on top of my bucket. You don't need the mesh strainer part, it just makes it easier for us since we have more coffee. You might want to strain your cold brew before you pour it but to be honest, I don't always and I don't have much problem. You can always double bag your beans to remove some of this too. Most of it settles on the bottom of the bucket underneath the spout anyway, so you just throw away that part.


    Get whatever beans you like. I buy mine in bulk from a local coffee shop. I'd suggest doing a coarse grind and using a 2:1 water to coffee ratio until you figure out your particular preference. That would be to drink it straight out of the gallon. If you want to do more of a coffee concentrate, use more coffee and less water and then add water/milk/cream or whatever when you're preparing your cup.


    I hope that helps. Enjoy!
u/UncleTouchUBad · 7 pointsr/Coffee

The Bodum Bistro one is really solid for a good price.

u/bilbravo · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I have a Bodum Bistro burr grinder and really think it does a great job for $70. There is another Bodum grinder here that people dislike, but in general this one gets favorable reviews most everwhere I've looked.

If you want to make a single, easy cup of coffee at home you may look into getting an Aeropress. It is fairly easy to make a good cup of coffee for most anyone using one of these things.

I have no experience with the Ninja coffee bar (but I love my Ninja blender). I would recommend looking for a local coffee shop that maybe roasts their own coffee. It isn't guaranteed to be good coffee, but it will be a good place to start because they will likely have many different choices and you'll be supporting a local roaster. They will probably offer to grind it for you and ask what type of method you are using (pour over, drip, french press, etc) until you get a grinder.

u/kakanczu · 5 pointsr/Coffee

If looking for electric, the most commonly recommended are:

Capresso, $90

Bodum (Red, $90)

Baratza Encore, $130

The Baratza will be the most recommended and if you look around you might be able to find it for closer to $100. Otherwise the Capresso is probably the best bet.

u/globex_co · 5 pointsr/Coffee

How serious are you about your coffee? Or would you like to be?

For what it's worth, I had one of these for 3 years+ and it served me well. You can get this / comparable models for under $100 though. I think I paid $80 for mine, I forget but the Amazon price bot will reply to my post and show the all-time low ;)

u/knowsguy · 5 pointsr/Coffee

The Bodum burr grinder has served me well for years, averaging 2-3 pots a day. I replaced my Baratza with one, intending to upgrade later, but it works well enough that I'm satisfied.

It's well under $100 when on sale.

u/gewver · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Better idea. Half the price and much better reviewed.

OR for the same price. Their refurbs are awesome. And that grinder will last you forever.

Most people aren't going to have a recommendation on it. It's an uncommon grinder for this forum

u/OracleAndroid · 5 pointsr/Coffee

If you don't want to break the bank, the Bodum Bistro is a very nice grinder. I brew using mostly the same methods, and have no problems with consistency or size.

I use the Able Fine disk with my Aeropress and was able to dial in a perfect grind size easily.

EDIT: Link

u/Wylde_Guitarist · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Check out the Bodum Bistro. I've had mine for about 3 years and it's a great grinder for under $100. I've got a French Press, Aeropress, and Chemex that I can get an amazing cup of coffee from any of them once you dial it in.

u/Fresh-Teatox · 4 pointsr/Coffee

I have a Bodum. It's pretty decent but I'm far from an expert on the subject but it should give you an option.

u/ginzasamba · 4 pointsr/Coffee

If you're willing to sit at the top end of your budget, you might just fall in love with this Bodum piece.


This is the best grinder I've ever used at home, and using the machine itself is simple. You can easily adjust the fineness of your grind (it adjusts the grind size for our French press and Moka pot beautifully) and serving amount so you aren't over-extracting or wasting your beans.

u/jja619 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

The Encore is only 14". The Bodum Bistro comes close at 12.5".

The Lido 3 won't need a permanent station and comes in at 13.5".

Aside from that, you're probably stuck with no-so-great hand grinders like the Skerton/Mini Mill.

u/THANAT0PS1S · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder-~$170-This thing works like a champ and seems to always produce even grounds at any fineness (of which it has many options to choose from). It's very easy to clean. I have been using it for two years and have had no problems with it whatsoever. Its basket is glass, therefore there is no static cling with the grounds.

The only real complaint that I have heard is it may not grind quite fine enough to produce great espresso, but, as I do not make espresso, this has never come up for me, and I cannot speak to its performance in this area.

The best thing about this grinder is its relatively cheap price-point (some places list it at $120) compared to other burr grinders of the same quality.

u/afsdjkll · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Bodum Burr grinder is ~55 cheaper - currently $75 which is a good price. I've used one with a bonavita for years with good results - others on this sub have said favorable things about it as well.

u/adamjackson1984 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Totally! I love talking about gear.


  • Bodum Bistro (on the way out, needs new Burrs, but I really like it for course french press brews)
  • Mazzer Mini (probably the only coffee thing I have bought new...a splurge but my espresso has benefited immensely)
  • Baratza Virtuoso - Probably the best all around grinder. Can do course and fine grinds, has a timer, no-static grounds catcher. I like it a lot.
  • Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder - My hand grinder, it's ceramic and does a consistently good pour-over grind..the only issue is it gets very hot when grinding and when grinding you want the beans to suffer no heat at all. It could be because I have to hold it with my hand when grinding and I'm transferring heat + the friction of the burrs? I really don't know how to improve it but I've started using this only on trips when I have to have a grinder and can't tote around my Baratza.

    Scale - Hario Drip Scale w/ Timer - It's black, measures to the tenth of a gram, the first one I bought is slow and it struggles to keep up with measuring my water grams...then I bought another a year later and it's much faster so I'd say if you get one that seems sluggish / slow, return it it's like they added a new CPU or something later in the life of the machine.

    Aeropress's the fastest way to make coffee with really easy clean-up. For the event I'm just gonna brew 2 batches on everything except espresso (since I don't want to tote that thing in the office). I hope it turns people on to better coffee.
u/emacna1 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I just recently got this burr ginder: Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder ($119.95).

It's pretty pricey, but it's a step up from my blade grinder. Really everyone here is going to advise against a blade grinder.

u/stabbyfrogs · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I'm also going to recommend you upgrade your grinder, and then revisit what you already have.

I have personally used a Bodum bistro grinder, and I enjoyed that. My wife bought one that had issues, and Bodum sent us a second grinder at no charge:

A lot of people will recommend Baratza, and for good reason. They have excellent customer service, and they make really good grinders (up to a point).

u/Meitachi · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I also exclusively use the French Press. Since it's a relatively simple brew method that requires the use of just coarse grinds--as opposed to very fine grinds like as used for espresso shots--you won't need a high precision machine, which is good news for your budget. I personally use the Bodum Bistro. It's a very straightforward burr grinder that does great coarse to medium grinds. To be honest, it's a bit lacking on espresso size fine grinds, but then again that's in comparison to a $300 grinder so it's not at all an issue for Press-only users. It's loud like all electric grinders are, but at least it's a lower pitched kind of loud as opposed to the high pitched whine one other brands. I really also like the glass bottle the grinds fall into. I bought a store display model and I've had no problems with it for over a year now.

u/complicatedbear · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder has served me well for pour overs and French press. It can do fine espresso grinds for your average consumer espresso machines, but cannot grind fine enough for those prosumer machines.

u/berwyn_urine · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Duuude. Do it. For $120 you get perfectly ground coffee (of easily adjustable coarseness) in about 20 seconds. Such a game changer.

I've heard good things about this Caspresso and Bodum as well if you want to save a few bucks.

u/fermion72 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I agree that you need a decent grinder. In other threads, I've suggested the Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder.

Do you know how you want to brew your coffee? I think everyone should have a French Press, and you can get a good one for ~$25 or less. If you think you won't want to wait for 4 minutes for the French Press (or you don't want to clean it, which adds a bit of time), go for an Aeropress, which makes great coffee fast and 1-cup at a time and cleans itself. I'd avoid a drip machine with the other good options. You'll also need a teapot or electric boiler to heat the water, although I suppose you could use the microwave (or just a pot) if you were in a pinch.

u/gbeier · 3 pointsr/Coffee

For making single serve coffee that's not crap in that price range, I'd consider one of the following grinders (Ordered according to my preference... the first is my favorite):

u/drb00b · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I almost missed it! I've got a few upgrade from my last post! Here is my gear.

From left to right:

u/SnarkDolphin · 3 pointsr/Coffee

It doesn't really come as a "kit," what he's recommending (and something I would suggest myself) is getting a good grinder a kitchen scale (doesn't matter what kind as long as it measures in grams), a kettle (if you really like tea, go ahead and splurge on one with temperature control if not, any old electric kettle will do), and lastly, /r/coffee's hands-down favorite noobie coffee brewer, the aeropress.

The aeropress is, in essence, a big ass syringe with a filter where the needle would go. I won't get into the specifics of any of the umpteen fuckzillion ways to brew with it, but the instructions that come with the aeropress will make something really tasty and a lot like espresso, and there's tons of methods on how to make good, strong black coffee with it.

I'll be honest, it won't be as rock simple as insert pod->push button-> receive coffee-like liquid, and it'll take a little trial and error but the aeropress is much less of a pain in the ass than other brewers (cleanup takes literally two seconds) and once you put a little love into it and learn how to use it properly it'll never seem like a chore. IMO a low-effort method like a french press or aeropress requires no more effort than making a pot of coffee in a regular all-american drip brewer.

Anyhow, if you decide to go with the aeropress or another manual method, I'd suggest also reading this quick and dirty introduction to coffee that I wrote up just to get a basic idea of the methods behind the madness as to why everyone's steering you away from pods and how to get a great cup of coffee.

Hope this all helps!

u/FranzJosephWannabe · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Ok, so if you want a consistent grind that you can dial in accurately, you're going to want a burr grinder. Really any should be sufficient for a moka pot, because the only problems might be on the extremes of the grind size. Stay away from those whirly-blade spice grinder type of grinders.

For your low-price options, you're going to be looking more at hand grinders. They're perfectly fine (and some think they actually give a more consistent grind than the electric counterparts), they just take a little more work. A good one at a low price point would be the Hario Skerton mill ($31.58).

If you have a bit more to throw around, you might want to try an electric grinder. Some of the better ones in the middle price point are the Bodum Bistro ($140, though you can sometimes find them on a good sale). Or, you could go with the Baratza Encore ($130).

If you're looking for something more than that, I'm probably not the one to ask. But, if you're just doing moka pot coffee, those should do just fine.

Others are more than welcome to weigh in here, though!

u/unicorntoaster7 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

This is the one I use. If you get a little hand vacuum you can just suck the excess grounds out of the shoot between uses and be good to go c:

u/johnny5_is_alive · 2 pointsr/Coffee

We've been using our Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder almost daily since fall of 2011 ... and it still runs like new. We got it on sale for $100, but it was well worth the price, IMO. You can find some more reviews here.

The only complaint I have is that when grinding real oily beans, you'll need to give it a good cleaning about 1/week. The oil from the beans seems to "stick" to the plastic parts below the burr. It takes less than 5 minutes to clean though, and is easy to clean with a toothpick, soft bristle tooth brush, and can of compressed air.

u/Mekhami · 2 pointsr/Coffee

This one's listed on the wiki at 180 but only 100 on amazon.
Is this better than the Encore?

u/dannisbet · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I had it once upon a time and wasn't impressed with it. There's the whole grind thing (which I think there was a hack for, if you're savvy like that).

I didn't like the build quality though. It just felt like a $40 machine. The hopper actually broke off of the base when I was turning it once to adjust the grind. I lucked out into the JC Penney sale on Bodum and grabbed a Bodum Bistro Grinder instead and love it. Worth noting I mostly use it for french press, aeropress, and pourover.

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Most popular grinder you'll see around here is the Baratza Encore, but it's $40 over your budget. If you're not in a rush, Baratza occasionally sells refurb units for $100.

If you need something now, the Bodum Bistro is worth looking at. I literally just replaced mine, after about 5 years of use. It's ok given the price, but I wish I just bought an Encore to start.

There's some other options at or under $100, like the Capresso Infinity, but I don't see it mentioned as much.

u/durpyDash · 2 pointsr/MyLittleFriends

Terrible coffee! We do get infinity amounts of it though, which is nice. I actually calculated that based on my current daily consumption of sewer coffee I've effectively increased my salary by ~5,200 USD.

It's funny you bring this up actually, I'm also browsing /r/coffee right now looking for people's thoughts on this.

Not NSA but your statements of my career grandeur are appreciated.

So what has been new/good/interesting in your life since we last spoke, friend?

u/wine-o-saur · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Cool, so now we have a better idea what we're working with. I can run through some options/limitations and you can take it from there.

  • An espresso machine with a built-in grinder (superauto) is going to be way over your budget, so you can scratch that off the list.

  • I don't know of a drip coffee machine with a built in grinder that will actually do a good job brewing.

  • There is no machine that can make even halfway decent espresso and drip. You're going to have to choose here. She can dilute an espresso with hot water to make an Americano, which she can then treat like regular coffee but won't be exactly the same (though probably won't be vastly different once she adds her creamer and sugar).

  • Making an espresso with a machine like the Mr. Coffee you mentioned or one of the De'Longhis is going to be a bit of a faff. She'll have to grind, dose, tamp, brew, and clean. With a bit of practice she'll get this down, but it'll be hard not to get some coffee grind spillage no matter how quick/good she gets at doing it. If she's going to want a latte, the Mr. Coffee will froth the milk for you (but I don't know how well), but if it's a machine with the wand, she'll have to steam her own milk which is another skill to learn (and involves another layer of process/cleanup). Again, this should become second nature fairly quickly, but you'd know better if she'll go through the effort until it gets to that point.

  • My advice, if you don't think she'll go through the hassle of making the espresso/latte, would be to go with this machine which is SCAA certified (long story short: coffee-snob approved) and this or this grinder. I linked BB&B because the Americans on here frequently talk about being able to get coupons fairly easily that knock the price down to $80. So either way you'll get her a very respectable coffee-brewing setup for right around your target budget. Get her some good beans and she'll be leaving home to go back to her dorm and make coffee.

  • If you are going to go the espresso route, I'd definitely go for the Capresso over the Bodum grinder.

    Based on the way you've described her tastes, I think she'd probably do ok with 15-bar pump espresso maker, but avoid 'steam' espresso makers at all costs. In the first instance you're making something that doesn't have all the glory of a truly great espresso, in the second case you're making something that shouldn't really be called espresso at all.

    Anyway, I hope this is somewhat helpful.
u/Vox_Phasmatis · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I have a Bodum burr grinder and am quite pleased with it. It's right around your chosen price point, too.

Bodum Bistro

The link to Amazon is just informational. If you shop around you might be able to lower that price a bit.

u/failparty · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I love my bodum grinder. I found it at a discount store for $20.

This is the one I have:

u/jearbear · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I know a lot of people on here will not recommend such a cheap unit such as this, but I just got it last week as my first machine and have been absolutely pleased with its performance (especially at $89.99 but it looks like price went up)

De'Longhi EC155

I have it paired with this Bodum grinder which I got on close out for $70

Eventually I will upgrade but for the meantime this $160 combo is perfect for me to start

u/EzekielSMELLiott · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'm a coffee newbie, so take my recommendation with a grain of salt, but I recently picked up a bodum bistro grinder for 70 bucks. I love it. I use it with my Chemex everyday and think it's worth every penny.

If you can afford it, I'd recommend picking one up. It's a really good price, too. I've never ground up the beans with a coarser setting, though.

u/JEdwardSal · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I'd go for the MoccaMaster its perfect for an office.

but that would make you settle for a poorer grinder than a Baratza Encore. If you could at least spring for a Bodum grinder you would have a nice office set up.

u/SinfulPanda · 2 pointsr/coldbrew

I have the Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, the black one is currently (like at this moment and can change at anytime because Amazon) just $62

I like this one because it doesn't require a lot of cleaning. It is, I don't think, good enough for an espresso machine, but for cold brew and French Press brewing it is really good.

u/marcuse_lyfe · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Wait til this guy drops back below $70 - could not recommend more!

u/whiskeysnowcone · 2 pointsr/Coffee

what are you going to be making primarily? I personally have a Bodum Bistro and love it. It's not the highest rated grinder and I may get better results from a better grinder but honestly I've been using it for years and it's never let me down for drip coffee. For a french press it's not terrible but I do find a bit of silt in the bottom of the cup but if that doesn't bother you then you'll do just fine with a Bistro. However, I will say for sure that it is NOT good for espresso. I bought a Lido E for my espresso and it's the best purchase I've made for my coffee collection. The difference is astounding. I'd definitely recommend a dedicated grinder for espresso.

I will also add that I enjoy the process of hand grinding for my espresso because I don't drink it that often and the process isn't that bad. However I drink drop coffee every day (and I might make the occasional cup for my wife) so if I had to hand grind for drip coffee every single time I would probably get really tired of it really fast. So keep that in mind. If you drink a lot of coffee then you're going to be grinding that all by hand.

u/AmNotLost · 2 pointsr/Coffee

bodum is a fine brand, but you get what you pay for. this is one of the lowest end electric burr grinders most might recommend. But there's other great choices for grinders out there, as well. For manual, the Hario Skerton with the Orphan Espresso lower bearing mod is a fine entry model at ~$40 total in the US. You may have different/other options in your region.

u/HiggityHank · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Maybe it's not BIFL... but I bought one of these in 2011, and it's still going strong, grinding coffee at least twice a day.

Now, I'm no crazy coffee snob, but I do really enjoy coffee, and have a pretty good assortment of brewers: pour over, syphon, french press, moka, cold pot, and I've yet to be unable to grind properly for any of them. The grind seems consistent, without any big variances between particle sizes.

u/mizzrym91 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Baratza encore gets recommended a lot. Its $130 though

Bodum bistro is comparable, though the customer service is not as good I hear. I wouldn't know, I've never had to call. Its around $85

I have the bodum bistro. Its terrific. It doesn't do espresso well, but t will do great for pour over, aeropress, drip, cold brew, and French press. If you don't do espresso its the one I would recommend Bodum bistro is 89.84 on amazon currently

u/pologreen94 · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/xeren · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

Maybe this is too labor intense, but for insanely good espresso and americano, get an Aeropress and a Burr Grinder like this electric one or this hand one

The aeropress prevents over-pressing of the beans, which prevents the coffee from getting acidic, as I understand it. The aeropress requires a bit more work to use, but it's really easy to clean (you just pop the used grounds into the trash and then rinse off the end of the areopress). The burr grinder grinds the beans much better than your average slicing grinder can.

u/coffee_cup · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I've also heard good things, but realize if you will be entertaining a few for espresso, they will be watching and listening to you grind coffee for 30 minutes..

I would go with this for cheap.

u/rebellionlies · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Do you feel that the Bodum Bistro grinder is inferior to the Encore at a few bucks cheaper?

u/vrek86 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

From the sounds of it that electric ( ) looks like my best bet Since the hand grinders cant do a good course grind which is what I would need for a french press. The Pourover idea seems interesting...The device is pretty cheap, I have a old small scale I could use from lets just say shadier times, I could use the electric kettle to pour but it doesn't seem like that would be ideal. If I can find a cheap gooseneck as you call it I might be able to swing both methods and we will have a battle to the death of coffee brewing!

u/Phishguy · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/cmattei · 2 pointsr/Connecticut

I use either Caveman Coffee or Death Wish If I were you I'd absolutely invest in a burr grinder, the one I use is a little expensive but absolutely worth it.

u/himynamesjeremy · 1 pointr/Coffee

IIRC the burrs are actually plastic coated? I could be totally wrong tho.

My old roommate had the slightly older version and the burrs would spin so fast that it would shoot the beans out of the hopper. I mean for the price sure, but if you're serious you'll want to upgrade in like 2 seconds.

Recommend checking out the Bodum Bistro here

u/wherediebeansat · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I bought this grinder almost 4 years ago and have been using it at least once daily, and its held up great. Made a huge difference in coffee quality. That grinder plus an Aeropress ($25) has been my set up for 4 years, and has never failed me.

Obviously, I could go for more complicated with the hobby, but my setup is cheap, fast and really easy to get amazing coffee everyday.

u/Kirbyoung · 1 pointr/videos

The best cup of coffee I ever had was on a Saturday afternoon using beans that had been roasted on that Friday. I bought a bag, ground some myself and did a simple pour over.

To my taste, freshness is the most significant factor in making a good cup of coffee. I think using freshly roasted and ground beans in a Keurig or standard drip machine will still taste better than using old, pre-ground beans in a french press or pour over.

The first two things I would do are find a good local roaster and buy a grinder. This is the grinder I use though I bought it on sale and you'll get mixed reviews. Don't worry about all of the brewing options and accessories just yet.

u/scarlin · 1 pointr/Coffee

I'm seriously considering buying this one. Can you think of any reason I shouldn't?

u/romple · 1 pointr/Coffee

Can you commend on this?

Customer review/pics say it's not coarse enough for french press, and that some espresso beans clog the burr.

I kind of want to buy it at only $81 on amazon but the reviews have me a little worried.

u/spankymuffin · 1 pointr/Coffee

There are some very affordable burr grinders out there, and it's worth the investment. You'll use it pretty much everyday. Hand grinders can be very cheap, and work great. Hario Skerton is a popular choice (I've seen it around for cheaper, but this is at least what's on amazon). Plenty of options, all varying in price. There's a pretty decent burr grinder from Kona I've used before, which I got for like $20.

But manual grinding can take some time. And if you're like me, and you want some quick coffee in the morning, then it's worth investing in an electric. There are some pretty decent electric burr grinders out there. You really don't have to pay a fortune. Here are a few cheap options:

Capresso Infinity

Bodum Bistro

Baratza Encore

But you can get far snobbier than just grind...

What kind of water are you using? Hopefully filtered, not tap. And definitely not distilled, since you want some of those minerals for flavor. Now, if you want to get even fancier, try using these mineral packets. I think each packet mixes in with 1 gallon of distilled water. I haven't tried it myself (I just use a brita) but I've heard good things. The quality of water makes a huge difference. This was the first "eureka" moment for me, when I moved from tap to filtered.

Next, how are you making your coffee? There are some great, cheap equipment out there. In this sub, here are some pretty cheap and popular choices:




French press

We're getting pretty deep in the rabbit hole, right? Not yet! How about measuring the weight of the coffee? Consistency is important. You need the same, proper coffee-to-water ratio for the best cup. You can find people debating over the best scales, some costing hundreds. I'd just get a cheap one if I were you. You can find some decent cheap ones from like $10 to $30. If you want the best bang for your buck, look into American Weigh Scales.

I guess I can mention temperature of water as well. You can get thermometers or even electric kettles with built-in thermometers (like this). I think temperature matters so much more for tea than coffee, but it's something you need to keep in mind for coffee as well.

Here's probably the most important thing, in my opinion: where are you getting your coffee? What is the roast date? Unless you're buying your coffee directly from the roaster, you're probably not buying freshly roasted beans. It makes a world of difference. Try finding a local roaster and getting your beans from them, freshly roasted.

I'm sure there's plenty of other ways you can splurge money on coffee, but I'll let you figure it out!

(edited to fix the links)

u/loljetfuel · 1 pointr/personalfinance

If you're starting out, there are two sub-$100 grinders I consistently recommend:

  • The Bodum BISTRO (around $80)
  • The Capresso Infinity 560 ($80-120 depending on color and material desired)

    I tend to recommend the Capresso as my first choice. In part because it's not continuously adjustable (there are 16 discrete settings). Continuous adjustment is desirable for coffee geeks, but I've found it's often frustrating for people who just want a decent cup and/or only really use one or two brewing methods. YMMV, of course.
u/DoctFaustus · 1 pointr/exmormon

I'd agree. I'd also say that this is the cheapest grinder worth its beans -

A decent grinder and fresh beans make a bigger difference than brewing method. As long as you don't screw up whatever method you pick.

u/sevendots · 1 pointr/Coffee

<$300 grinder recommendations specifically for French Press?

The particle size distribution on my current Breville sucks. I've read lots of recommendations on the Baratza Encore but I don't know whether or not that's for large particle size. Some other recommendations specifically for French Press included Bodum Bistro and Breville Smart Grinder.

Can anyone chime in? Do people think I'm silly for getting such an expensive grinder for such a "dirty" process such as French Press?

u/luopjiggy · 1 pointr/Coffee

Not sure why he has it listed as $180 bucks because it is almost always around $100 on amazon

with black being $109 and colors beeing $99

u/jaksblaks · 1 pointr/Coffee

check for roasted on dates. and make sure that date is less than 3 weeks ago.


    These are the minimum recommended ones. If you can shoot for a encore at the minimum because for just $30 more you can upgrade the burrs and make it a much better grinder.
u/reallifejerk · 1 pointr/Coffee

I've had an Encore for 2 years now and I love it.

There is a pretty good Bodum grinder that i've heard some great things about.

We stock Hario v60 grinders at work to sell retail, so i back those pretty hard as well!

Just take good care of your grinder, clean it regularly and it should last for years!

u/CaptainQuebec · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

No I mean, this link

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/vancouver

> electric conical burr grinder

me likey!!

u/fubes2000 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Given the attitude I've gotten from the baristas at Transcend [the one on 109th near UofA] I try to avoid the place if I can, plus they've only got the Hario Mini. One of the guys at my regular place [Elm Cafe] said they could get a Porlex along with the next shipment from 49th Parallel, but now that FED321CBA has alerted me to the deal on a Bodum Bistro on Amazon for $90 and free shipping that's got me interested. The grinder that I have to give back is an Antigua, so a next-gen model would be good.

u/bputano · 1 pointr/Coffee

It sounds like you're busy, but willing to spend a little bit of time and money to feed your new addiction. This is a good place to start!

To consistently brew good strong coffee, follow these steps:

  1. Buy fresh coffee. Good roasters will put the roast date on the bag. Look for bags roasted within 1-2 weeks.
  2. If possible, purchase an electric burr grinder like the Baratza Encore or Bodum Bistro because fresh ground coffee is always going to taste better. If not, just ask the coffee shop to grind it for you.
  3. Buy a coffee maker certified by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) like the Bonavita or Wilfa. These machines make sure you'll get a consistent brew.
  4. To make strong coffee, simply use more coffee per pot. The SCAA Golden Ratio is 55g of coffee (just over 3.5 tablespoons) for every liter of water. I would start with this ratio and adjust to your liking.
  5. That's it! Enjoy
u/smokinDND · 1 pointr/funny

look I am not a coffee connoisseur, but for what I've heard unless you can taste the difference any coffee grinder could do the job for a french press, for an expresso you need a more finer grind, now if you're using expensive beans maybe I wouldn't use a cheap grinder. but maybe you could tell me if there is a big difference between these to the Baratza?



u/Gargan_Roo · 1 pointr/Coffee

This is the grinder I want

If you're going for super cheap but still consistent, you could always get a manual grinder.

Whatever you end up using, get one that uses burrs instead of blades.

No espresso advice though, I still use a French Press atm which only takes me like 10 mins from boiling the water to pouring the coffee with little actual work (I'm about to use a 60sec Keurig machine at work, so it's still luxury in comparison).

u/anethma · 1 pointr/canada

This is the one I switched to recently.

Pricier for sure but not insane and has literally none of those issues. Grinds much nicer too.

Only issue I've had so far is a few grounds escape the container so you have to give the machine a quick wipe where the container sits every few grinds.

u/rebelx · 1 pointr/Coffee

Thinking of picking up my first electric grinder (or any grinder, really).

I think I'll be picking up the Bodum Bistro.

Just want to make sure that this black one is the exact same one as thewhite one. The black one lists the MSRP and then the discounted price and is top rated. The white one, does not list the MSRP and only lists the current sale price and does not have amazon's top rated sticker. Just want to make sure the only difference is color!

This is my coffee machine. (Cuisineart DC3200 since I need the auto-brew feature).

u/GraduateStudent · 1 pointr/Coffee

Ideally you'd grind the coffee seconds before brewing it. The longer it's ground, the more it dries out, and the less flavorful it is. The best grinders for the price are this and this, but this is also workable. (You need Christmas presents, right?!)

But if you have to buy pre-ground coffee, then you're right, there's no need to grind it again.

u/headless_inge · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I have a Bodum Bistro that I'm happy with (don't use it for espresso so I can't speak to that). The Baratza Encore is also highly recommended by people. This gear guide on r/coffee is really good.

u/Foxtrot56 · 1 pointr/Coffee

About to get this:

Good choice right? Everyone seems to like it.

u/redditor_84930284392 · 1 pointr/Coffee

So, after a lot of research, I finally picked up a Gaggia Classic from my local shop to get started with home espresso. I'm using good, recently roasted, freshly-ground beans when brewing and believe I'm operating the machine well (filtered water, enough warm up time, etc).

However, it seems every shot I brew comes out not... disgusting, but just very under-powered (missing that boldness you'd expect in any good shot). Also, it is consistently only taking about 7-10 seconds to fill up two side-by-side 1oz shot glasses when it appears it should take closer to 20-30 seconds.

I've been using a Bodum Bistro electric burr grinder, which has served me well making Chemex cups for a while now. It seems to produce fairly consistently sized grinds at the finest setting, and seems to be fine enough for espresso as well. Am I correct in thinking that the grinder (despite my actual knowledge of why this is the case) just won't cut it for espresso? Are there any variables I could tinker with to make decent espresso with this same grinder, or should I just bite the bullet and go for an upgrade?

FWIW, it seems that most other people doing home espresso have much nicer grinders than me, so maybe it's just the answer that I don't want to hear ;)

u/Vinceisg0d · 1 pointr/Coffee


My SO has been using a Virtuoso, which seems to be the better (or at least more expensive) version of the Encore. Any big differences there?

Also, is there a step up or slightly step down, like this Bodum or is the Encore just the 'best-in-class' sort of thing.

u/avidcritic · 1 pointr/Coffee

I have no grinder yet. I was considering the Bodum Bistro

u/pugsandtwins · 1 pointr/IFParents

For coffee, have you considered grinding your own? My husband and I have different coffee preferences and grind our using this Bodum burr grinder.

I feel your pain about toys that don't get/can't be stored. We have blocks everywhere. They're not too big, there are just too many of them. Mega Blocks, Squigz, Tegu...but I don't mind too much because they don't light up or make sounds, and J and L are really into imaginative play with them.

Also, when we got our roof done last summer we had to take everything off the walls because of all the hammering and nails so plan to store everything during the process.

u/chaynes89 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Here’s a good grinder for pour over:
Bodum Bistro Grinder

u/techtied · 1 pointr/Coffee

I just bought the Delonghi EC702:

It's basically the same machine just a the steam wand is a little better. I have a Bodum Burr Grinder:

Works very nicely. However if i could have done it over again i would have bought the Baratza Maestro instead:

If you are looking to go cheap i would buy the Hario Mini Mill:

The Mini Mill is nice because it has a lid, unlike it's larger borther the Hario Skerton:

The Skerton is also a bit harder to hold and grind with (i've tried both). Since your basket will only hold about 12-13 grams you should be fine to use the mini mill.

u/idlevoid · 1 pointr/Coffee

For a little more you can get the Bodum bistro grinder. I like it a lot.

u/ErrantWhimsy · 1 pointr/Coffee

Oh, sorry, I didn't realize that. It's the coffee grinder.

u/Reddit-Hivemind · 1 pointr/Coffee

As /u/unawino said, it's recommended in its price range as a solid entry-level burr grinder. Some people step up to the $120 Bodum Burr Grinder, but this creates a $50 price differential which is even more significant. If you're looking for a burr grinder < $100 it's basically the Infinity or a manual mill (Hario, Skelton, etc) for less.

EDIT: per price zombie, it looks like most Bodum colors are $120 but the Red is $100. Good deal on that too.

u/sb8244 · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you are liking your bodum bistro, then upgrading to the conical burr version would be a nice upgrade I just ordered one tonight, so I can't give first hand experience, but I think it looks really solid.

u/hofnbricl · 1 pointr/Coffee
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u/mindependentreality · 1 pointr/Coffee

Yeah, so I'm gathering. Qua "noob," I frankly think I'm going to skip the hand grinder and deal with the minor, hopefully lesser mess of a new electric burr grinder. This one looks pretty good. Any other thoughts on a not-crazy-expensive electric burr grinder? Thanks!

u/Xef · 1 pointr/Portland

I was using this for three years up until January when I finally decided I had to get an electric one. I'd like to try out the Sauvie Island coffee, though. That sounds like it would be close to me, but I'm not able to find Good Coffee in Beaverton on the Googles.

u/Roboman01 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Hey, thanks for the recommendation - I do ship worldwide, though the US postal service just doubled their base rates for international so shipping is gonna run $13.50ish on top of the bearing...

From what I've heard, the mini mill is better than the Skerton out of the box.

Now, if you CAN spring for electric, I'd recommend the Bodum Bistro as a solid, cheap entry-level burr grinder. Don't pay the current Amazon price for it though, they're often available for as low as $75 and the price fluctuates very often. I have one that I keep at my mom's house for when I'm back at home and it does a great job for pourover.

u/cowholio4 · 1 pointr/Coffee

I had an $80 De'Longhi that I used for 3 years before upgrading to my Rancilio Silvia. It pulls a decent and consistent shot, I used it practically every day.

You can get one of the cheap grinders from Target. If you can afford it go for the Bodium Burr Grinder.

I have an aeropress but I liked the espresso from the cheap machine better. Especially for Iced Lattes :D

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u/fuser-invent · 1 pointr/Coffee

For me it would definitely be a grinder, personally I have a Bodum Bistro which I'm happy with. I just use a kettle that I think my wife might have had in college and has had ever since, my digital scale cost like $11 on Amazon and the pour over cone I use the most is a Melitta which I got for about $3 at Ace Hardware.

u/analglandjuice · 1 pointr/Coffee

This is my current V60 setup:

v60 dripper

Basic, but it's all I need!

u/GeneticRiff · 1 pointr/Coffee

Honest opinion, the most important thing to good coffee is freshly roasted and freshly ground beans.

Get a good grinder and a nice pack of fresh beans (not from a grocery store) find a local coffee shop if you can or order online. Even in a cheap coffee maker this will make a huge difference.

With that in mind here are my recommendations:

u/candlepowerdiety · 1 pointr/espresso

I also use a ec155 for my intermittent espresso habit. I replaced the pressurized basket as well. I find that I get good results using the grinder linked below when coupled with good freshly roasted coffee. You may want to look for good used grinders on ebay, the one I use has gone up in price since I bought it. I'm also not convinced that the bodum gives a fine enough grind for really good espresso.

u/skittles15 · 1 pointr/Coffee

It could be that the shop uses grinds different than your espresso machine. This is why grinders need to be dialed in. Each machine is different, each portafilter is different etc... That grinder is doing you no favors. I had it for months and I tried everything just to make good pour over coffee. Grinds were from turkish to french press on a medium fine setting. I grabbed an encore and now I am more than happy. There are usually old espresso grinders on craigslist for cheap as well. I think the start of your problem is with the coffee grind.

Sometimes you can find these cheap as well

I just tried it at a friends house this past weekend and it delivered pretty well for a budget grinder.

u/stuffedbuffalo67 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Would my Bodum Grinder be able to grind decent espresso for this machine or would I need to invest in a better grinder as well?

u/blu3bird17 · 1 pointr/Coffee

I've had a problem with the button not working. I switched to this grinder:

I've had it since last Christmas and I like it so far. Though, I've ignored the cool down times that it recommends from time to time to do a 20 sec and 10 sec consecutively.

u/thelinkfixerbot · 1 pointr/thelinkfixerbot

Original Comment by cmattei


>I use either Caveman Coffee or Death Wish If I were you I'd absolutely invest in a burr grinder, the one I use is a little expensive but absolutely worth it.

u/SingularityParadigm · 1 pointr/Coffee

For grinding, either get this ideally, or one of these two if the first is too expensive (this) or (this). Those really are the only options if you want a reasonably consistent grind without spending much money, or spending five minutes grinding by hand. Whatever you do, do not get a blade grinder or Krups "burr grinder" or the Cuisinart DBM-8 "burr grinder". All of those will just bash the beans apart with blunt instruments, they don't actually grind with burrs.

u/ongakuka · 0 pointsr/Coffee

The grinders in question, with Amazon links and ratings: