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One of the most important parts of brewing coffee is grinding it. We recommend grinding your coffee right before you brew it for the most flavor and best results. The grinder you use also plays a significant role. Coffee grinders come in two varieties: blade and burr. Blade grinders haphazardly chop your coffee into various sizes, while burr grinders cut it to a relatively consistent size, producing a grind more capable of yielding even, delicious extractions. Use a burr grinder to select a grind/particle size appropriate for your brew method.

Here are a couple of our favorite burr grinders and grind size guidelines:

Best electric grinder to get:
Price: $145

Best hand burr grinder:
Price $40