After recently buying and falling in love with an espresso machine, I couldn’t help but wonder what more I could do to make the perfect coffee. So I also end up buying a coffee bean grinder so I can take my coffee making a step further.
Not knowing a lot about coffee, I did have to spend quite a lot of time sifting through various coffee grinder reviews learning about the types of coffee grinders to find the best coffee grinder for home use. Whilst I found it somewhat confusing at the time, I now like to think of myself as bit of an expert when it comes to coffee and coffee grinders!
If you also love the idea of owning the best home coffee grinder then you will love this guide I put together. It contains everything I learned from my own research, so you don’t have to spend hours looking around at all the various coffee grinders for sale.
In this guide, I explain the different types of coffee grinders and what type of coffee machine they are best suited to as well as compare some of the best coffee grinders currently on the market. I’ll help you work out what the best coffee grinder 2021 Australia is for you and help you select the best coffee grinder for home Australia has.
So whether you’re after the best burr coffee grinder, the best hand coffee grinder, best blade coffee grinder or even just the best cheap coffee grinder Australia has, I have no doubt you will find just what you’re looking for in this coffee grinder guide.
Comparison Chart: Best Coffee Grinder Australia 2021
In this table, compare the best domestic coffee grinder options in Australia by type, capacity, wattage and price so you can find the best coffee bean grinder for you. Use the columns to sort by cheap coffee bean grinder or best home grinder.
|Breville BCG820BSS The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Grinder||Burr||450g||165 watts||4.0||Check|
|Sunbeam Stainless Steel Multigrinder Coffee Grinder||Blade||96g||165 watts||4.0||Check|
|DeLonghi Dedica Electric Coffee Grinder KG521M||Burr||350g||150 watts||4.0||Check|
|Maxim Coffee Spice Grinder||Blade||70g||130 watts||4.0||Check|
|Breville BCG200BSS The Coffee & Spice Grinder||Blade||250g||200 watts||4.5||Check|
|Bodum Electric Coffee Grinder||Burr||220g||160 watts||4.0||Check|
|KitchenAid Coffee Grinder||Blade||125ml||170 watts||4.5||Check|
|Sunbeam Cafe Series Conical Burr Coffee Grinder||Burr||250g||150 watts||4.5||Check|
|Cuisinart DBM8U Professional Burr Coffee Grinder||Burr||230g||140 watts||3.5||Check|
|Hario MSCS-2B Ceramic Coffee Mill "Skerton" Hand Grinder||Hand||100g||-||4.0||Check|
|Crushgrind Ceramic Hand Coffee Grinder||Hand||28g||-||4.5||Check|
Top 10 Best Coffee Grinders Australia 2021
Here’s a handy reference list to our best coffee grinders 2021 – see full coffee grinder reviews 2021 below!
- Breville BCG820BSS The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Grinder, Burr
- Sunbeam Stainless Steel Multigrinder Coffee Grinder, Blade
- DeLonghi Dedica Electric Coffee Grinder KG521M, Burr
- Maxim Coffee Spice Grinder, Blade
- Breville BCG200BSS The Coffee & Spice Grinder, Blade
- Bodum Electric Coffee Grinder, Burr
- KitchenAid Artisan Coffee Grinder, Blade
- Sunbeam Cafe Series Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, Burr
- Cuisinart DBM8U Professional Burr Coffee Grinder, Burr
- Hario MSCS-2B Ceramic “Skerton” Coffee Grinder, Hand
Why Grind Your Own Coffee Beans?
Before diving in to the best coffee bean grinder Australia has, it’s important to consider why you might want one!
If you want to have the most delectable cup of brewed coffee every time then, as any experienced barista will tell you, the coffee grinder is a must have item. Poorly ground beans will negatively impact the taste of your coffee so having a reliable grinder is essential.
To make the best coffee, you should grind the beans just before you brew the coffee. Coffee beans go stale the longer they sit there and grinding your beans and letting them sit only hastens this process. There are various factors that contribute to this process. However, the main ones are oxidation and moisture.
Oxidation is what gives your coffee its unique flavors and aromas, and this process will continue until your coffee is brewed, so by grinding your beans yourself and immediately brewing the coffee you make the most of your delicious coffee beans. Since the moisture around your home dissolves the precious oils within your ground coffee, it is best to have these oils intact until your coffee is brewed.
And lastly, your friends will be super impressed by how good the coffee is when they come visit you – all thanks to your coffee bean grinder Australia!
Grind Size and Brewer Fit
Another advantage of having your own coffee grinder is the ability to grind your coffee beans to a different size, depending on the type of coffee machine you have. The best grinder Australia will be able to grind your beans to different levels of ‘coarseness’.
- Extra Coarse Grind – Large pieces of coffee similar to the size of peppercorns, suited to a cold brew coffee, as this grind size is able to brew for 12+ hours in cold water.
- Coarse – Individually distinct chunky pieces of coffee, similar in appearance to sea salt. Coarse grind coffee is best suited to plunger pots, French press or percolator as medium to fine grinds will go straight through filters making your coffee muddy and sludgy.
- Medium-Coarse – This size is in between medium and coarse, like rough sand and is suitable for chemex, clever dripper or cafe solo brewer.
- Medium – Gritty texture, similar to sand. This grind is best suited to drip coffee makers with flat bottom filters.
- Medium-Fine – This grind size is in between fine and medium and is well suited to drip coffee makers with cone shaped filters.
- Fine – A smooth texture similar in appearance to table salt. This grind is also well suited to drip coffee makers with cone shaped filters.
- Very Fine – The finest grind is even finer than sugar and perfect for espresso coffee.
Choosing The Best Home Coffee Grinder Australia 2021
Types Of Coffee Grinders
Blade Coffee Grinder
Blade grinders use propellers to slice up the coffee beans into a fine grind. Whilst usually cheaper than a burr coffee grinder (the cheapest coffee grinder is likely to be a blade grinder), blade coffee grinders don’t create a consistent grind size which can negatively impact the taste of your coffee.
Burr Coffee Grinder
Pricier and bigger than blade grinders, a coffee burr grinder grinds coffee into a chamber that is made from cones or discs with serrated edges. Burr coffee grinders are much more capable of producing not only a consistent grind size but also a finer grind than blade grinders.
Burr grinders come in either a flat burr grinder or conical burr coffee grinder. A conical grinder has two cone shaped burrs with ridges that grind and crush the coffee, whereas a flat burr grinder has two sets of serrated rings of burrs. Flat plate burrs come on all sorts of grinders from cheap to top quality, whereas as the conical burr grinders are usually found on the low speed grinders.
We include many burr grinder reviews below, and the best electric coffee grinder Australia is likely to be a burr grinder.
Hand/Manual Coffee Grinder
The best manual coffee grinder, or hand grinder, is portable and easy to pack up and take with you if you are going away. They are also much cheaper and the best hand coffee grinder is easier to clean.
A hand coffee grinder is obviously a lot more effort than an electric burr coffee grinder which basically works as an automatic coffee grinder doing the whole job for you with the flick of a switch or click of a button. If you’re looking for a coffee hand grinder review, check out our reviews section below.
Before purchasing a coffee grinder you will need to determine what size you need. Will you just be making a quick coffee for yourself before work or will you be making one for the whole family to wake up to?
Capacity size (referred to as the bean hopper size) is important because it defines how much coffee you can grind in one go. The larger the bean hopper compartment, the more beans you can put in to grind, saving you from having to repeat the procedure many times to make multiple coffees.
Generally speaking the higher the wattage the better the coffee grind and coffee brew each time. A top quality coffee grinder will usually be around 300 watts, whereas the average coffee grinder is closer to 150 watts.
The number of grind settings is another important factor to consider as you will then be able to perfect how you grind your coffee to exactly the way you like it – every single time. Some coffee grinders come with simple buttons for a quick and instant grind and brew for the on-the-go person, whereas there are other grinders with more fine and precise setting options.
Ease Of Use & Maintenance
Coffee grinders vary in how complicated they are to use and clean so make sure you purchase a coffee grinder that is easy to clean. If you know you’ll be frustrated by a machine that makes you take extra steps each day to use, or that always involves a lot of time to get clean, then take some time to read reviews about the product before making a purchase.
Overall Build & Quality
I’d recommend purchasing a quality reliable coffee grinder that’s going to last you for years. Usually grinders with ceramic burrs are designed to last longer than steel burrs, however the best way to determine the durability of a grinder is to read our coffee grinders reviews below.
Top Coffee Grinder Reviews Australia 2021
Let’s get into my favourite home coffee grinder reviews Australia has to offer:
The Breville Smart Grinder, is the perfect grinder for an espresso machine or French press, giving you a consistent cup of coffee every single time.
This Breville coffee grinder is a conical burr grinder and is made from brushed stainless steel. The grinder is designed to efficiently minimize grinding heat in order to help protect the essential oils in the coffee beans, giving you the most delicious cup of coffee.
With this grinder you have the ability of choosing from 25 different grind settings to be able to get the perfect cup of coffee depending on your preferences. It also gives you the option to go from a very fine espresso grinder to a coarse French press coffee grind.
Other great features of this stainless steel coffee grinder are the Precision Digital Timer (adjustable in 0.2 second increments), 450g coffee bean capacity, two grinding cradles and an airtight storage container. With so many great features it is easy to see why this is a great choice for the best coffee grinder for espresso or French press.
Read any Breville coffee grinder review and you will see many happy customers reporting what a great quality coffee grinder it is and that it makes a fantastic drip coffee as well as espresso. A perfect choice if you’re looking for the best value coffee grinder.
This stainless steel Multigrinder by Sunbeam is a good choice for anyone looking for a good value coffee grinder.
Using blades to grind the coffee, the multi grinder works well with herbs and even spices as well as for grinding coffee, which is handy if you want to avoid having to buy different grinders for different purposes in your kitchen – just remember to wash it out after each use to avoid your coffee smelling of herbs!
This is a basic coffee grinder which has a 165 wattage, and is fine for grinding coffee if you’re not too particular about how coarse the grind is. Of course, this sunbeam coffee grinder review does not deliver the same quality of coffee as a burr grinder, but if you’re looking for something cheap for occasional use and to multitask within your kitchen, this model by Sunbeam is well worth a look at. If, however, you want a grinder for regular use, then I suggest checking out the Sunbeam Cafe Series Conical Burr Coffee Grinder below instead.
If you want a barista style coffee in the comfort of your own home, then this DeLonghi coffee grinder review will help deliver the perfect brew.
With 18 variable grind settings your choices will not be limited. Espresso, drip coffee, pour over or French press coffee, you can have it all. You can even adjust the strength settings from light, normal or strong so you will be able to cater to anyone’s liking.
Grind directly into the storage carafe which can hold enough for 14 cups of coffee or into the espresso filter depending on your requirements. The digital LCD displays also makes using this grinder super easy and cleaning is a breeze with the removable upper burrs.
This stylish stainless steel conical burr grinder is just what’s required for that professional brew in your own home.
For those who can’t afford to invest in the top of the line conical burr grinder and just want a cheap coffee grinder, Australia no frills option for daily grinding should consider the Maxim Coffee and Spice Grinder.
The stainless steel blades of this grinder, make light work of coffee beans as well as nuts and spices so it’s a versatile little machine. The 70 gram capacity means it is perfect for grinding your daily amount of coffee and it’s also small and lightweight, weighing less than 1kg, so it won’t be too obtrusive on the kitchen bench.
If you want a cheap and cheerful grinder that will get the job done, this Maxim grinder is a great choice.
If you’re after a low cost grinder another great one to consider is this Breville coffee and spice grinder.
This Breville electric grinder is easy to use. Simply load your beans into the machine and then press down on the lid and the rust resistant stainless steel blades will make quick work of the beans. Once you have achieved your desired consistency the removable stainless steel makes transferring the grinds to your portafilter super easy.
The Breville Coffee and Spice Grinder is a great all-rounder that works just as well on coffee beans as it does on herbs and spices. Having this good coffee grinder in your kitchen will make food prep and coffee grinding a breeze.
If you want a budget friendly grinder but have your heart set on conical burr blades, this Bodum coffee grinder Australia offers the chance to own a conical burr grinder without the usual high price tag.
This Bodum Electric Coffee Grinder produces a wide range of grind consistencies from a finer grind for espresso up to a coarse French press grind. The stainless steel conical burrs are quick and efficient to use with a simple push of a button and the grinder also comes with a preset timer.
The glass catcher of this grinder is designed to reduce static cling of the coffee grounds so you won’t be washing money down the drain. With its small footprint and weighing just over 1.5kg, this grinder won’t take up much kitchen space and is easy to get in and out of the cupboard if you prefer to keep it hidden away.
This automatic burr coffee grinder is an awesome budget friendly option for those who don’t have the need for the bigger fancier machines.
Grinding your coffee could not be made easier with the KitchenAid coffee grinder. This high powered 170w grinder is so easy to operate with a one touch control.
Simply activate the grinder by pushing down on top of the unit, and once released the power ceases. The clear top cover allows you to easily see the grind consistency and can also be used to blend herbs and spices.
Made from stainless steel, the blade offers durability and power and is perfect for those looking for a portable coffee grinder, weighing in at 1.3kg you will be able to take this grinder wherever required.
Transferring your grinded beans is also made easy with the removable 125ml brushed stainless steel bowl which simply lifts out. With bowl measurement increments on the inside of 4,8,10 and 12 cups of coffee you can make enough for yourself or the whole household if required.
With a name like KitchenAid you know you have a quality product but the price, simplicity and compact design speak for themselves with this grinder which is a top contender for the best conical burr grinder available in Australia.
Because fresh is always best to ensure great tasting coffee, grind only the coffee you need with the Sunbeam Cafe Series Grinder, one of the best coffee grinder for espresso Australia options in this list.
With this best burr coffee grinder 2021, you will be delivered with consistent results every time. You can even grind down to particle size to help achieve an even extraction.
Simple to read dials means you can maneuver the lever to filter from fine espresso grinds to coarse grinds for French press or filter coffee.
This stylish stainless steel grinder is compact in design and won’t take up much bench space but has all the functionality if you’re looking for a simple, well priced grinder.
The elegant stainless steel Cuisinart Coffee Maker is essential for those wanting style and functionality.
With 18 grind options and the ability to grind from 4 to 18 cups, the slide dials makes this Cuisinart coffee grinder Australia super easy to use. The removable grind chamber also holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups so you will never be short of grinds.
The bean hopper can also be removed for easy filling and makes this automatic grinder simple to use in all aspects. It also delivers on power with its 500w motor and comes with a scoop and cleaning brush as included accessories.
If you’re looking for an automatic grinder but you want something with style then this best at home coffee grinder is the one for you.
If you’re looking for the best budget coffee grinder then you simply can’t go past the Hario coffee grinder.
Manually grind your beans with the ceramic conical burrs to ensure your desired texture with precision. With a non-slip rubber base to keep the mill in place during grinding, you can be assured your efforts will be rewarded with that perfect brew.
The ergonomically designed handle makes this a great choice for a hand crank coffee grinder. The handle is also detachable for compact storage and easy transportation if required. Made from Hario heat resistant glass in Japan, this grinder is also dishwasher safe and makes for easy cleaning.
If you read any hand coffee grinder reviews you will see the Hario Skerton rated highly. With great reviews from many happy customers reporting that this product is outstanding value but, most importantly, does a really good job offering a consistent grind.
If budget and storage are vital then you can’t go wrong with this grinder, especially if you are looking for best manual coffee grinder Australia offers. Although it may require some manual work it allows you to choose your own desired texture and means you will have full control over your beans for the perfect coffee for you.
Last but not least in my coffee grinder reviews is another hand grinder option. This stylish coffee grinder is perfect for when you’re tight on space or on the go.
The superior ceramic grinding device inside this hand grinder means that you’ll be able to grind coffee relatively easily for a hand grinder, without any metal taste transferring to your coffee or burning it from the heat of blades.
This hand coffee mill is a great option to consider if you’re after a hand coffee mill that gets consistently good reviews – reviewers love its ease of use, quality and fast operation, and call it the best hand coffee grinder Australia has!
I hope you found the best coffee grinder for you.
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