A Guide to Selecting the Right Coffee Grinder


The key to achieving delicious flavours in your brew is the size, consistency and uniformity of your coffee grinds. Baristas know that having full control over these factors allows them to best customise their brew and achieve their desired flavour profile. By using the right grinder, you can ensure that you have more control over the brew time, evenness (?) and extraction of flavour notes. 

Just as the number of home brewers is increasing, so is the demand for.... With the number of home brewers ever increasing, the demand for quality yet accessible domestic brewing equipment couldn't be higher. With that in mind, we've put together a grinder guide to make shopping for a coffee grinder a breeze. Whether you brew stovetop, home espresso, plunger or pour over, we've got you covered - with a range of budgets in mind.


Porlex portable hand grinders set the benchmark for value and quality when it comes to entry-level grinders, thanks to their unique and sharp ceramic conical burrs. Sturdy, lightweight, and manually powered, the Porlex Tall Coffee Grinder is Japanese craftsmanship at its finest. 

The Tall Grinder is the perfect travel companion that produces uniform grounds, suitable for most brew methods. The ceramic conical burrs are designed to remain sharp for many years and cannot rust, and are easy to clean and maintain. 

Take it with you across the world or down the street. Either way, it'll grind your coffee with ease - the perfect addition to your home brew setup. Lovers of the Aeropress - the Porlex Tall Grinder is the ideal companion, as it fits snug into the brew chamber on the Aeropress. 

Perfect for brewing - Filter, Chemex, Aeropress, Plunger and Cold Brew. 

Note - Not recommended for Espresso and Stovetop. This grinder will take approximately 60 seconds to grind 20 grams of coffee on a filter setting.


A coffee enthusiast's dream, the Comandante Hand Grinder is a stylish yet robust, high performing precision tool that has already distinguished itself as a leader in the specialty coffee industry.

Handcrafted in Germany, using the Comandante is an experience as much as it is a process. The 100% Natural Oak Wood knob fits the hand perfectly and the rugged stainless steel body is sturdy and durable. Thanks to the high-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel burrs, the coffee beans are ground to uniform precision, propelling fresh aromas into the air.

The Nitro Blade burr set is the ultimate performance choice. It "cuts" coffee beans in a unique way, resulting in exceptionally exact and very uniform grinds with the least amount of coffee dust. Both ring and core are cut out of a solid block of high-alloyed, high-nitrogen stainless steel. This makes the Nitro Blade very sharp and strong with excellent edge retention and wear resistance. The grind setting dial on the bottom of the burrs is also extremely user-friendly, making switching between grind sizes very simple.

Perfect for brewing - Espresso, Stovetop, Filter, Chemex, Aeropress, Plunger and Cold Brew.

Note - Capable of grinding fine enough for espresso. This grinder will take approximately 35 seconds to grind 20 grams of coffee on a filter setting and 50 seconds to grind 20 grams of coffee on an espresso setting.

Breville Smart Grinder Pro

Create the perfect coffee every morning without fail with the innovative and easy to use Smart Grinder Pro! This high-quality electric grinder by Breville is very advanced in construction and makes a beautiful addition to any kitchen.

Equipped with 60 unique settings, the Smart Grinder Pro is crafted to maximise the potential of any brew. Regardless of how fine or coarse you require your coffee beans; the pre-programmed settings enable this innovative grinder to achieve perfect results every time.

Complete with Precision Digital Time, the Smart Grinder Pro enables you to adjust and program your grind time in 0.2-second increments. Grind straight into the airtight container, paper filter or portafilter - the choice is yours! Equipped with a clear and easy to read LCD screen, this high-quality coffee grinder displays grind setting, time, and a number of shots or cups that you've selected - bringing ease and convenience to your everyday ritual. 

Perfect for brewing - Espresso, Stovetop, Filter, Chemex, Aeropress, Plunger and Cold Brew.

Whether you are new to brewing or a seasoned coffee enthusiast, we know you'll enjoy experiencing freshly ground coffee with every brew. To learn more, look out for our Grinder 101 workshops on Eventbrite or email us any questions at hello@padrecoffee.com.au

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