Whats in my Kitchen (Grinders)

A Friend of mine suggested I do a “what’s in my kitchen” list of what coffee things I’m loving at the moment. As I have so many coffee things, I’m going to try and do at certain price points. This time I’m going to concentrate on Grinders


Under £100

There isn’t anything that I’d really have any more that I can sell. Since the passing of the Aerolatte grinder around 12 months ago, the only other option is the ibital mc2 (which is made by the same company just re badged) which comes in at just over £100. It is a better-built machine than the Aerolatte was, so my advice, spend some more in this vital area of the ibital upwards. I do have an Aerolatte grinder set up in my kitchen and its a little workhorse, and up to the job of espresso grinding.

Under £250

The Macaps are good grinders. They are not quite Mazers but if you take the bells and whistles off the grind quality is equally as good. And for under £250 (£220 take a look here). I do have a Mazer in the kitchen side by side and I can’t tell you I’m not swayed either way and keeping in mind the

Money no Object.

MAHLKÖNIG K30, I love this grinder. I’ve only used it a handful of times, but I do have one on order (out of my price band waiting for an ex demo I’ve been promised). It’s not without faults, it can suffer with clumping and its price tag of £850 is a little shocking. But it grinds like a dream and for me is everything a grinder should be.

Other things to come over the following weeks, if there is something you would like me to cover in particular then I’m happy to do this.

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  1. Tampers please Steve ….. preferred base shapes, i.e. do you always go with flat/convex/c-flat or vary according to basket and so on, also preferred handle shapes, favourite tampers that you own …….. okay, I like tampers but our collection is not as big as someone I know ;):)

  2. Like it cakey will do something on tampers soon.

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