If coasters, fridge magnets, and chalkboards outside many a local business are to be believed, there is nothing on earth more important than a morning coffee. Get a new joke, chalkboard writers! Anyway, that’s an issue for another time. Fact is, your obligatory scoop of Folgers in the morning just isn’t cutting it.
If you’re tired of watered-down bitter bean juice, there is a solution. Grocery stores, online stores, and local stores across the nation stock more full coffee beans than ever before that you can grind at home for a better, fresher, more personal cup of coffee. While the choice of bean company is completely up to you, and probably based a little on your location, we have some ideas on how to grind ‘em up real nice before you brew them. Here are TK beautifully-built grinders for every kind of coffee lover.
The KRUPS is perhaps the most ubiquitous coffee grinder on the market for people getting serious about their beans. It’s a great grinder for beginners (and experts alike) that does, well, exactly what you’d expect it to. [Amazon, $17.99]
Mr. Coffee is synonymous with, well, coffee products, funnily enough. Its multi-setting grinder can change the density and coarseness of your coffee grounds, allowing you to get the perfect blend for your french press, your espresso maker, and everything in between. [Amazon, $14.49]
JavaPresse! It’s a machine that, get it, presses your java. Many a manual coffee grinder-user extols the virtues of (NSFW warning) cranking your beans by hand. They almost massage the beans into their ground form, resulting in not-as-decimated coffee particles that, some say, impart more flavor and texture on their final form. [Amazon, $23.99]
KitchenAid sure makes some attractive, well-built machinery, huh? Its signature coffee grinder has some of that art deco design we’ve come to expect from the brand, as well as a heavy-duty body that can grind up enough beans for up to twelve cups of coffee at a time. [Amazon, $23.99]
The Chefman coffee grinder comes with 17 different settings for your grind. No matter how insanely fussy you are about the perfect brew (and boy, do some people have some particular tastes when it comes to this kind of thing), this baby has you covered. [Amazon, $35.95]
Another manual grinder for the coffee enthusiast who’d like to get jacked, too. The AUKO grinder has a good-looking, portable, slim profile, and comes with a variety of grind-size options, too. [Amazon, $14.99]
The Secura’s almost space-age design make it one of the more out-there coffee grinders we’ve seen on Amazon, but it’s not all about looks. Its 4-star rating from over 800 customer reviews speaks for itself. [Amazon, $24.99]
For the coffee enthusiast who also wants to add some whimsy to the whole affair. The Fecihor wouldn’t look out of place in a Tim Burton movie about an eccentric recluse who builds elaborate coffee machines for a living. Also, as an added bonus, it’s a pretty good coffee grinder. [Amazon, $28.99]
A seriously heavy-duty, professional-grade grinder for only the most serious coffee lover. The Breville would be more at home in a small commercial coffee shop, but if you’re particular about your morning brew and have the cash, there’s no better option. [Amazon, $179.95]
SharkNinja, which sounds like a wildly popular 2005 web series, is actually an appliances manufacturer that makes one mean grinder. Please do not use this as an excuse to make a web series called SharkNinja. [Amazon, $19.99]
A nice-looking, easy-to-clean coffee grinder you can take just about anywhere. Can’t take your electric coffee grinder on a woodland retreat now, can you? [Amazon, $27.99]