Below is a list of grinders we’ve used with 9Barista – they can all produce good creamy shots. Manual grinders are small and portable, but grinding can get a bit tiring if you’re doing more than two shots in a row.
- Best overall hand grinder: Commandante C40 (~£189) [setting: ~ 7 clicks]
- Best value hand grinder (cheaper ones tend not to be good enough for espresso): Made by Knock Aegrind (~£99)
- Entry level electric grinder: Baratza Encore (~£130)
- Prosumer level electric grinder: Rancilio Rocky (~£230)
Here are some of James Hoffmann’s YouTube reviews that might help you out too: