As any connoisseur already knows, grinding beans does take a bit more time but, it is well worth the effort. And The burr grinder is considered one of the best ways to grind coffee. Among burr grinders, the conical burr grinder is the best. But what’s the difference between a conical burr grinder and a regular coffee grinder?
If you want to drink something special like, for example a Turkish coffee or an espresso, a regular coffee grinder can’t grind finely or evenly enough to get the best result. Because of the two circular shaped steel wheels the bur coffee grinder uses, the speed of a conical burr coffee grinder can be adjusted very variably and it allows for the most fine tuning of the size of the grinds. Thereby the great taste and aroma of the coffee will be preserved.
Conical burr is the most preferable one, because they usually do work at low RPMs (500 rpm ) to keep the machine from overheating, which will retain the flavors of the beans without burning them.
The best method for grinding your gourmet coffee is using a conical burr grinder. But here comes the next question – which one?
Some top brands are Baratza, Gaggia, Jura Capresso, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Breville and Krups, with a choice of 16-40 settings. Of course it is important that you know how much do you want to invest and what quantity do you need to process at one time or how many different settings do you require? Whatever which conical burr coffee grinder you decide to use, you can be sure that your brew will taste far better than any pre-bought coffee grounds.
Features & Benefits of some brand Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
Breville – Conical Burr Coffee Grinder:
Easy to use, soft-touch rubber precision dial control with 10- to 30-second grind time settings. Grinds up to 1/2 lb. of coffee or espresso beans in a single batch. Adjustable grind plates and ultrafine to coarse grind levels make it easy to achieve just the right grind texture. Slow grind design reduces heat transfer to help preserve bean freshness and lock in natural flavor. Removable bean hopper for easy loading and unloading and simple cleanup. Durable stainless-steel design withstands daily use.
Baratza – Conical Burr Coffee Grinder:
The Maestro Plus has double the weight of the Maestro which gives it a rock-solid feel and increased stability.The Maestro Plus is based on the very popular Maestro grinder. The Maestro Plus includes all the winning features of the Maestro, plus some extras that increase its versatility and ease of use. The Maestro Plus includes a 60 second timer, a front mounted pulse button and a brushed-satin metal base.
Cuisinart – Automatic Burr Coffee Grinder:
With Cuisinart’s automatic burr coffee grinder, you can choose how fine or how coarse you like your beans. The coffee grinder has an 18-position grind selector (ultra-fine to extra-coarse) – just place your beans into the 8-oz. bean hopper and turn it on. With it, you can grind enough for as little as four cups to as much as 18 cups (the removable grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups).
The coffee grinder has a heavy duty motor and a burr grinding mechanism that provides a uniform grind with optimum flavor. The coffee grinder is made of handsome stainless and comes with an electric timer that shuts itself off when the grinding is complete. The Cuisinart conical burr coffee grinder has a cord storage area and comes with a scoop and cleaning brush.