This is a guest post by Kaylie Kipe. Learn more about how you can guest post for Daily Shot Of Coffee.
A grinder is arguably the most important part of both coffee and espresso preparation. You could have an awesome machine, a perfect methodology, and fresh beans but if you don’t have a grinder that’s right for the job, you’re missing out on getting the best caffeinated beverage possible.
You don’t have to spend a lot to get that great grinder, either. For example, the Baratza Encore is a multi-purpose grinder that’s suitable for press, drip, pour over, and even espresso for entry-level machines. Coming in at under $130, it’s like the Swiss army knife of grinders.
Looking to up the ante a bit? The Rancilio Rocky Doserless Grinder packs commercial quality build and functionality into a home grinder. With 55 grind settings, you can go from an ultra-fine grind for espresso to a coarse French press grind in seconds. Keep in mind, however, that the great functionality comes at the expense of size. It’s certainly not a commercial sized grinder, but it’s probably larger than a casual coffee drinker would want in their kitchen.