Time To Upgrade Your Grinder

Want to get serious about coffee? Get wholebeans, and get a grinder. The (not-so-secret) secret behind a great cup of coffee is a great grinder.

We recommend the Wilfa Svart electrical burr grinder for its elegant design and small footprint. It is simple to use and gives you the perfect grind for cafetière, aeropress and dripper.

Our Favourite Home Grinder

The Wilfa Svart Grinder is simple to use with five adjustment options, to cover all types of filter brewing (please note not recommended for an espresso grind). Free UK delivery.

Image: Wilf Svart Grinder, Automatic Burr
£105
Wilf Svart Grinder Automatic Burr
Notes of
our favourite home grinder

TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT GRIND

  • Grind the coffee just before brewing for the freshest taste.
  • Use a burr grinder. It will give you a more consistent particle size than a blade grinder, and a more even extraction. Only use your grinder for coffee, to avoid absorbing aromas from other ingredients such as spices getting into your cup.
  • There is no ‘one size fits all’ grind size. Too fine will over-extract, making your coffee bitter, and too coarse will under-extract leaving the coffee sour with less flavour.
  • Size Matters

     

    Once you have your grinder start experimenting with the settings. Create a coarse, a medium and a fine grind. See how different sizes work with different brewing methods. Play with it until you feel at ease.

    To give you a head start, here’s a little guide on what’s usually recommended for each brewing method:

    GRIND SIZE LOOKS LIKE TYPE OF BREW

    TURKISH GRIND

    Flour, powder

    Turkish coffee

    EXTRA FINE

    Icing sugar

    Espresso

    FINE

    Granulated sugar

    Dripper, Aeropress, Syphon

    MEDIUM

    Sand

    Dripper, Filter machine

    COARSE

    Slightly finer than rock salt

    Filter machine, Cafetière

    EXTRA COARSE

    Dried chilli flakes

    Cold brew

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    MAKE GREAT COFFEE AT HOME

    Brewing. There’s no one size fits all, by the book method. But that’s the magic of it.

    From weighing, to grinding, to extracting, every stage of brewing changes the final cup in different ways. Exploring those variables will help you find what you like.

    We’re here to help you make the most of your coffee, time, budget, experience and the equipment you have. You’ll experiment. You’ll mess up. You’ll taste coffee like you’ve never tasted it. You’ll enjoy it. And with a little work, you’ll master it.

    And discover the perfect cup for you.

     

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