The Baratza Preciso is a great choice for the first time espresso buyer. Capable of not only grinding fine enough for a traditional espresso machine, but featuring Baratza’s Micro / Macro Adjustment system. This systems allows you to properly dial in the grind for whichever brewing method you choose, whether it be espresso, drip, or french, and have a value to go back to if you frequently change grind settings. Great as an all around grinder or multiple brewing methods.
Compak E5 OD
The new E5 OD from Compak is one of the most complete home espresso grinders on the market. Featuring an intuitive dosing control screen with touch controls, infinite grind settings, thanks to its grind regulator lock, fast grinding speed at approximately 2.8 grams per second, and full commercial 58mm flat burrs. This allows you to spend less time grinding, and more time making excellent espresso. This model comes standard with the Compak short hopper.
The Mahlkonig EK43 is known for its exceptional Grind particle consistency, being used everywhere from third wave coffee shops to the WBC competitions for the past few years. That quality doesn’t come at the expense of longevity however; the EK43 was designed, first and foremost, as a commercial shop grinder. Featuring huge 98mm cast steel burrs, and a large 1.75 HP motor for full commercial grinding, the EK43 is a full-blown workhorse.
The Baratza Virtuoso is a great home use grinder, primarily for brewed coffee. Featuring the same burrs as the upgraded Preciso, but without the Micro / Macro adjustment system. This grinder is still capable of producing an espresso grind, but may require more finesse to dial in the shots then then Preciso. However, that doesn’t mean the grinder is lacking. For brewing methods like French Press and pour overs, the Virtuoso is a full capable home burr grinder.
Compak E6 OD
The Compak E6 OD is part of the latest line of Essential On-Demand grinders. Featuring a large touch enable interface that controls dosing, counts, and burr warnings, as well as large 64mm flat burrs. The Compak E6 is a high speed, fully capable commercial espresso grinder. The easy to adjust “Parallel Adjustment System” allows the burrs to stay locked where you set them, while still being easy to adjust when you need. Designed for smaller cafes and restaurants, the E6 is capable of grinding a typical 18 gram espresso in just over 4 seconds.
Baratza Sette 270
The Baratza Sette 270 features a new mechanism that doubles the efficiency of similarly sized grinders. Coffee passes straight thru the grinder, vertically, and drops directly into the grounds bin or your portafilter.The Sette has a macro/micro adjust for grind size, as well as 3 programmable settings for dosing. These combined features offers the user incredible repeatability. A built-in convertible holder allows you to grind directly into your portafilter, the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone) - a standout feature amongst all other home grinders.
Compak E8 OD
The Compak E8 OD is the latest in the line of Essential On-Demand grinders. Featuring a large touch enable interface that controls dosing, counts, and burr warnings, as well as large 83mm flat burrs. The Compak E8 is a high speed, fully capable commercial espresso grinder. The easy to adjust “Parallel Adjustment System” allows the burrs to stay locked where you set them, while still being easy to adjust when you need. Capable of grinding a typical 18 gram espresso dose in just under 4 seconds, the E8 is no slouch.
Mazzer Mini Electronic
Mazzer grinders are known for their high quality construction, excellent grind consistency, and their second to none reliability. Now, with the Mini Electronic, that reliability and quality can be in your home. With 64mm flat steel burrs, and solid aluminum contruction, the Mini is a full commercial grinder, capable of fitting under North American cabinets. At only 18.5 inches tall (or 17.5 with optional short hopper accessory) the Mazzer mini is an excellent choice for a solid home espresso grinder for the home.