With lockdown showing no signs of easing up, it’s up to us to learn tricks and tips for making barista-style coffee at home.
While whole beans may seem like more work, they’re an unbeatable way of getting that intense coffee taste and aroma. For a more rounded coffee experience you’ll need a coffee grinder.
With a whopping 5,000 Amazon reviews, the SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinder is as astonishingly popular choice. It’s a highly-rated and affordable buy, giving you finely ground beans every time, and it’s ideal for using with a cafetière, filter or espresso machine. Even better, shoppers have also discovered it makes brilliant pesto, nut butter and sauces. Win, win.
The £35.99 SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinder is a hugely popular buy among those looking to make espresso or barista-style coffee from home
While it may sound like a bit of a faff to grind your own coffee, the SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinder is equipped with a powerful 200 motor which will effortlessly grind through your favourite coffee beans and turn them into powder in barely any time.
By freshly grinding beans as and when you need them, you’ll get that irresistible aroma and fresh flavour that will set your brew apart from store-bought pre-ground coffee.
And shoppers are really noticing the difference. In fact, close to 4,000 Amazon customers have awarded the coffee and spice grinder five star ratings.
One of the main draws of the grinder is that it’s so easy to use. Simply select your favourite coffee beans and add up to 70g of them into the bowl. Then put the lid in place and press to set the stainless-steel blades pulsating through the beans, reducing them to the right consistency.
The single-speed system mills the beans with ease and efficiency – the longer you mill, the finer the blend. It’s worth noting that the finer the coffee, the stronger the taste will be.
While not as easy to store as a manual grinder, it has the advantage of power and convenience, chopping up the beans in just eight seconds. As it’s so powerful, shoppers have found the grinder to be super versatile, even using it for making pesto and sauces.
The SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinder comes with two removable stainless steel bowls for dry or wet grinding
One delighted shopper wrote in their Amazon review: ‘Comes with two detachable heads, one to grind hard spices and coffee beans etc to a fine powder and the other to deal with wet items, making pastes and smooth items.
‘Each part is so easy to detach and clean. A very worthwhile purchase of a well made product at a good price. You need one in your kitchen’.
Another reviewer commented on how the coffee and spice grinder is an all round great bit of kit: ‘Its an awesome bit of gear. Easy to clean which let’s face it is the last thing you want to do after preparing your goods. It’s so simple. Very easy to use and a stylish addition to the kitchen.’
‘Quick, efficient and top notch,’ penned a third. ‘This coffee grinder is superb! Easy to clean, makes brilliant fresh coffee powder & is great for spices too! Highly recommended!’
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