Is There a Good but Cheap Espresso Machine Grinder?

Ok so you’ve got your brand new Delonghi EC702 espresso machine and you want to go one step further and start experimenting with whole coffee beans. Up until now you’ve used the ready ground espresso in tins am I right?

That’s fine, but maybe it’s time to start breaking out and doing a bit of blending?

For this, you’re going to need a coffee grinder.

There are 2 basic types of grinder: Blade grinders and the Burr grinders. Blade grinders are best for those seeking for better options than the pre-ground coffee, whereas burr grinder is the ideal pick for coffee enthusiasts.

Burr frinders tend to be more expensive but will give better results for espresso. However, there is one very cheap coffee grinder that we have found that will do a pretty good job.

It’s the Krups 203-42 Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder. As you can tell by the name it works as a spice grinder too but I don’t advise using it for both! You’ll end up with garam massala espresso. Eugh!