When it comes to grinding coffee, you have three options.
You can buy some pre-ground coffee and face issues such as lack of freshness and difficulty in getting the grind size right, or you can buy a grinder, whether it be electric burr/blade or a manual coffee grinder.
We have also reviewed electric coffee grinders if you want to compare the two
If you have an espresso machine or manual method of coffee maker such as a pour-over or a cafetiere, you will need to grind your beans before you prepare the coffee.
While most people will opt for an electric grinder which is easier to use, gives more consistent results and often holds more coffee, manual grinders have their pros. Lower prices, increased portability and sleeker designs make them popular amongst home baristas.
Here are our picks of the best manual coffee grinders on the market, whatever your need.