Reddit Reddit reviews Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

We found 91 Reddit comments about Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Kitchen & Dining
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Burr Coffee Grinders
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
Removable grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups. Dimensions : 6.00 L x 7.13 W x 10.75 H inches. Cord length : 34 Inches
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91 Reddit comments about Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill:

u/BigBennP · 13 pointsr/DIY

He has an espresso machine, can't read the model name, it might be this capresso model, but it looks standard enough.

he has a vacuum coffee maker, looks kinda like this

Then he has an electric coffee grinder that's pretty good sized. it's not exactly this model, but it's close enough. Edit: it may be this Capresso model grinder as well

I personally think his coffee mugs are way too small, but I drink coffee by the 20oz thermos mug. I might have a small addiction.

Then I'm seeing Angostura Bitters, Milagro anejo tequilia, sailor jerry rum, pre-made simple syrup, and a couple bottles I can't see.

u/ChurchOfPainal · 8 pointsr/Coffee

I'd go pour-over. I feel like it's a good place to start because the more expensive things that you need are useful to have in general, but you can also get away with skimping on. Variable temp kettle, accurate scale, burr grinder. You could spend $5 on an instant-read thermometer, and go with the "let the water boil and then sit for 30 seconds" route instead of getting an electric kettle with temp settings, and you COULD buy local coffee in small bags that has been ground right when you buy it (though personally I'd rather buy a burr grinder than buy coffee every couple days). A bee house dripper and filters are like $30 and totally sufficient if you only want to make one cup at a time. Then you can upgrade as you go with kettles, grinders, different pour-over brewers, etc. Although you'd probably want at least a cheap gooseneck kettle.

This is what I'd get. Granted, slightly over $150.

Electric kettle with temp setting

Burr Grinder

Pour-over brewer



u/richdoghouse · 5 pointsr/halifax

I just replaced my grinder and was figuring out what to do with the old one (still works fine, but it’s loud and not the best grinder on the market).

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

If you’re interested let me know. I’m in Fall River but will be in Dartmouth several times this week and could drop it off somewhere.

u/roastearlyroastoften · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I don't know anything about that hand grinder, sorry. I just find it to be a pain in the ass to hand grind 48g for my wife and I every morning so electric all the way. Hario has some good hand grinders.

I like the Baratza because of the versatility, even grind size, ease of maintenance, and it's well built. For me, it's the perfect "foot in the door" to higher quality grinders. However, yes, you pay for it! You can go cheaper for example but you're going to get real crappy burrs (I think those are plastic...) and something that breaks if you look at it.

Moral of the story good sir or madame is this. Cheaper grinder:

  • Low quality or poorly milled burrs
  • Burrs wear down quicker
  • Maintenance/wear/breaking issues (motor especially, plastic gears, etc)
  • Uneven grind size
  • High fines/particulates
u/cbeeman15 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

If you can spend a little more, try to get a burr grinder, it will make a huge difference, I got my first on used for $50, but I've seen them as low as $30. For the price I'd say either this or this these will be good enough unless you want to try espresso.

You can also get goodish beans at a grocery store. I recomend Peet's. Or you can order very good beans online from companies like stumptown, verve, or counterculture coffee.

Your next upgrade should probably be an aeropress, but if you've been on /r/coffee for more than 5 minutes you know that.

u/GRIFTY_P · 4 pointsr/Coffee

a one time investment will improve the taste of your morning coffee for the rest of your life. i'm not trying to be pushy, but freshly grinding your beans is by far the most important thing to improving your coffee flavor. by far!

u/Wannabkate · 4 pointsr/trees

Grinds coffee to an exact size. So I can have the right grind for the brew method I want to use. Aka French press, espresso, cold brew, etc

u/v3rtex · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Whatever you do, don't get this:


It's too inconsistent if you're picky like me. Well, for drip it probably wouldn't be bad cause the filter will catch everything. All other applications you won't get a uniform size. Also the plastic container that catches the grounds is just a magnet for the grounds.

u/painfulmanet · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Well, you really should not buy this grinder:

The bouldering is absurd and the fines are ridiculous. I have to grind my beans like four times over to get anything even vaguely reminiscent of a consistent grind, it's loud, ugh. I'm not even making espresso, just pour overs...sigh. Terrible grinder.

I'm going to replace it with the Hario Skerton/Skeleton, I think. I read good things about it somewhere...

u/rndmvar · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Five easy steps to a good cup.

  1. Buy only medium or lighter roast WHOLE bean coffee.
    1a. Smell the bag through the pin hole vent before purchase. Bitter coffee will smell bitter or burnt.
  2. Freeze the whole bean coffee in its container.
    2a. It slows the bittering process caused by exposure of the oils to oxygen.
  3. Grind it at home in a BURR MILL grinder.
    3a. Let the beans reach room temperature before grinding, or the grinder will clog (condensation + grinds = paste).
    3b. Only grind enough for one brew at a time.
    3c. Stay clear of CHOPPERS, as they don't increase the surface area of the coffee as much as a BURR MILL does.
  4. Brew using your preferred method.
    4a. Even drip coffee is far better with these steps.
  5. Enjoy.
u/iama-canadian-ehma · 3 pointsr/Coffee

It depends a lot on your grounds, some would say even more than your method of extraction. Your French press technique is solid though. You're being very smart by getting coarsely-ground instead of normal drip grind, but the individual flavour notes of coffee beans deteriorate massively within a very short time of being ground. They won't be completely eliminated, but you'll get more of a "generic good coffee" flavour than anything specific like "orange zest, red cherry and cranberry".

However, you can't just use a blade grinder and expect a good cup. I found that out very quickly after getting a grinder with a variable grind. What I have is pretty close to bottom of the pack as coffee gear goes but this big guy is what a lot of people on here started with and it's serving me very well. Whatever you get, though, it's mandatory that it has as consistent of a grind as you can afford. If you don't want to shell out for a decent grinder then keep buying good-quality coarsely ground beans like you already have because I can guarantee that slightly stale beans are much better than beans that are inconsistently ground.

The reason consistency is needed when you're freshly grinding beans at home is mainly for, again, flavour. As I understand it if one ground is bigger than another ground, then the two individual grounds will extract at different rates. This leads to the bigger pieces being underextracted (underextracted coffee is often acidic and unpleasant) and the smaller ones being overextracted (adding bitterness, generally). Not only does this make the end brew very inconsistent the finer bits of grounds (particulates) will clog up the filter in your press or pourover cup.

u/weimarunner · 3 pointsr/artc

This guy. It was a christmas present and I've never been able to justify buying something better when the one I have still works. I need to get back into french press; my sister and her husband only use that and it's always a nice change. I have a moka pot that I just can't figure out, but I keep trying!

u/BralonMando · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Congratulations on becoming a free thinker and embracing everything that life has to offer! Never stop questioning everything! It's all about the beans, it's basically impossible to make good coffee without using freshly ground and good quality beans that have been recently roasted (i.e. not sat on a shelf for months).

You will need 3 things to start making good coffee.

  1. A decent grinder, nothing fancy needed if you're just going to use a french press, but try and avoid ones that use blades, and go for a nice burr grinder, like this one.
  2. a French press
  3. Some nice beans, have a look online for a local roaster in your area and give them your support/love/money!.

    That's pretty much it, just coarsely grind the coffee, put it in the press with water just slightly off the boil, wait a few mins depending on how strong you like it, press down and serve delicious coffee!
u/somebody_said_fire · 3 pointsr/costa_rica

Café de Altura is my go to. Probably not going to find it in every grocery store, but I have good luck at the pulperías near me. The grind is too fine for a French press, so I grind it myself. I use an automatic grinder, that I bought from Amazon.

u/whatofit · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

I have an electric burr grinder like this:

And a kettle like this:

My morning routine is literally pressing 2 buttons and waiting. Kettle for a bit, then prep the french press, then press the grinder right when the kettle starts looking ready to go. In go the grounds, in goes the boiling water, and then I mix and wait. I mix it with a bar spoon like this:

For the beans themselves, I used to let them make a mess of the cabinet above, but now I store them in a canister next to the grinder. Michael's has some nice glass canisters if you're into that.

u/teemark · 3 pointsr/randomactsofcoffee

Not sure of your definition of 'cheap'. This is relatively cheap in the world of burr grinders. It's the one I've been using for the last couple years. Cleaning it can be a pain, but it does a decent job for under $50.

u/MikeWaz0wski · 2 pointsr/coffeestations

I usually am brewing Kicking Horse 454 Horsepower mixed with some heavy whipping cream (shoutout /r/keto) and a drip of Irish Cream flavoring., but currently trying some Kona coffee given to me by a friend. (it's smooth!)


Cuisinart DBM-8 - ok-good burr grinder, variable grind size, even grind results, kind of loud though.


Hamilton Beach 49981 - great drip brew for single cup (or thermos, in my case).


Bean storage


u/average_jay · 2 pointsr/grandrapids

I have this one that a friend got as a wedding gift even though she never drank coffee. Obviously everything I grind is coarse but it still kicks out quite a bit of fine powdery dust.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

It's going to vary a lot based on what exactly you want from it, but here's what I've got for you <$100:

u/austex_mike · 2 pointsr/Christianity

> I mean, I bought the good grounds and everything.

OK, this is a big warning flag. Are you saying you bought pre-ground coffee? If so, that is your first problem. Never use pre-ground coffee. Once the bean is ground, it is quickly losing flavor and getting bitter, the chemical process of degradation is in motion, so you want to minimize the time between grinding and brewing. I use this grinder. So get yourself some whole beans and a grinder. The reason I use that grinder is because it is a burr grinder which gives a more consistent grind than the blade style grinders, but those are fine too.

Also, find a local roaster in your area. You want as fresh of a roast as possible. Some coffee shops roast their own beans, so try those first. If you can't find that check your local grocery store for a local roaster who has their beans carried on the shelves.

Now, if you want stronger coffee the key is to make sure that you use more coffee and brew it the proper amount of time. The problem is there is no perfect answer to how long or what ratio of coffee to water. You start with a four minute brew, then if you want a stronger taste you can try adding a minute or two to your brewing time, or adjusting the amount of coffee. It is a process to find the right ratios, but usually once you figure it out for your particular brew, then you can make good coffee consistently. I have a rotation of about five coffee bean blends that I like to use, and each one has a different ideal time/amount brewing process. My favorite is a good bean from Yemen, but in recent years I have found it hard to find beans from Yemen in the US.

Source: I have had coffee in 26 countries around the world including the Middle East and East Africa where coffee originated. (The Ethiopians claim they were the first to have coffee, but I have met people from Yemen who swear up and down it was in Yemen first.)

Good Eats Episode about Coffee:

u/bigcatohmy · 2 pointsr/Coffee

at first I thought it was a Cuisinart DBM 8 but on second look i'm not so sure here it is

u/admiraljohn · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I bought a Cuisinart coffee grinder from Amazon and after I'd had it for maybe eight months the switch went bad, so it would never stop grinding until I pulled out the ground coffee hopper.

I called them, as it was still under warranty, and they sent me a replacement. When I received it, though, I also found a set of cordless salt and pepper grinders in the box as well. When I called Cuisinart to ask them if there was some sort of mistake I was told "No, keep them."

u/Fidodo · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

I have this electric one ($40). It could be finer, but it gets the job done and doesn't break the bank.

u/spacedd · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/ShinyTile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Yeah. Good alternative to this piece o' crap.

u/ManaBuilt · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Damn, had no idea coffee grinders could get so expensive. And am I to assume that something like this is not something I should try using to get a great cup of coffee? Or will it work for the time being, as it's what I currently own?

u/mizzrym91 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

True, but it's hard to trust reviews on specialty products.

For example fakespot, the review site you listed, rated this 45 dollar grinder an A also

This is the cuisinart 45 dollar grinder with the ghost burrs. I think most of us know this is a terrible grinder and it works about as well as a 15 dollar blade grinder.

But looking at reviews you could make all of your arguments. It's an easy upsell from a 15 dollar Hamilton beach blade grinder, but it just isn't worth the extra 30 bucks

u/scotland42 · 2 pointsr/exmormon

#1 tip for good coffee is get a good burr grinder and grind fresh. The grind of the coffee is the single most important thing.

I use this one:


Small tip: after putting the beans in the press, pour just enough water to cover the beans and let it sit for 30 seconds, then fill up the rest of the way. This makes the coffee a little bit less bitter.

u/NapkinDaVinci · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I've had pretty good luck with this grinder. I realize it's a disk grinder... and I DID get it for $5 at a flea market... but all in all, it performs pretty well, and even at regular price it's not a huge investment.

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/MoreCoffeeMoreCoffee · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You can, but it'll suck and overall be a waste of your money unless you are upgrading from pre-ground or whirly bean-whacker and even then it'll be a minor upgrade.

u/Killfile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

What are good baselines for this stuff and what kind of adjustments are within the realm of reason.

For example:

I have one of those Cuisinart Electric Kettles. I can do water temps of boiling, 200 F, 190 F and a few lower ones. I'm using 190 F as my baseline but I can really only adjust a little in each direction.

I have a burr grinder (Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill ) which seems like a decent entry level grinder but produces a LOT of grounds, even on its smallest setting. I don't feel like I can easily adjust the amount of coffee I'm using and I really don't feel like I can adjust the grind very much either without getting well into the drip coffee size.

That kind of leaves time and agitation, though I guess I can play with the amount of water. I have no earthly idea what good baselines are for that.

u/neg8ivezero · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Another option is to get a cheap burr grinder and a french press. French Press is easy to use, takes less time than brewing, and, if used properly, yields FANTASTIC tasting coffee. Links below.


French Press

u/PM_pics_of_your_dogs · 2 pointsr/Coffee

This grind is using the finest setting for a
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill that I got as a wedding gift. I think it does a great job, especially for the price.

u/rabidfurby · 2 pointsr/Seattle

The best beans in the world will only go so far if you grind them at the store weeks in advance then run them through a Mr. Coffee. If you want to up your coffee game at home, I'd highly recommend an Aeropress plus a cheap burr grinder (automatic or manual).

u/xaqori · 2 pointsr/Coffee

A little above your price range ($45) but seems to have good reviews.

Plus, it's a you know it'll last.

u/atrustyfarmer · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I would advise you to stay clear of any blade grinders because of their lack of consistency. With your budget in mind I would say look at the low end burr grinders like cuisinart or []( Grinder/dp/B004T6EJS0/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1393740073&sr=1-3), they may not be ideal but ideal doesn't seem like what you are looking for. I can't speak for either of these products because I have never used them, but I would say that spending a little extra will be worth it in the long run incase you decide to further your coffee arsenal in the future. Hope this helps!

u/Del_Sol · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Broke college student here, I'm also a barista that's use to having amazing, freshly roasted coffee. So far, no one has lied. AMAZING espresso IS expensive. But can you make a latte as well as your local cafe? With a little practice, time and money, yes.

My current home setup consists of a Delonghi EC155, this is a true espresso machine, it's not steam powered and with a little modification and practice makes good espresso. Modification wise the only thing I'd recommend is depressurizing the portafilter basket, which is easy. If you ever want a better machine but don't want to spend the money you can modify it even more. They're vary popular machines and can be modified to pull amazing shots. They go anywhere from 70-130, however, occasionally things get repacked or the packaging gets damaged in the warehouse. They'll offer them at a hefty discount, I just got mine "reboxed" from amazon for 47 dollars, wait a few days and one will come up. If you use your student email you can get Amazon Prime for free, take advantage of that.

I also got this tamper, works well, it's a little light for my tastes but for home use it's fine. The EC155 has a 52mm basket, if having a 50mm tamper bothers you then pay the extra few bucks for a 52mm tamper. Personally doesn't bother me, and it was only 7 bucks.

Here's a milk frothing cup, you'll need it to properly froth milk. You can poorly froth milk in a microwave but why do that when you can spend an extra 8 dollars and do it properly? I personally got mine for a dollar from a thrift store.

I got one of these grinders years ago for around 20 dollars. I've seen them used, repackaged, and refurbished for about that much. Wait around and a deal will come up. You can also get a Hario Mini and a number of other hand grinders. But this one does just fine. Now out of the box it won't grind fine enough for espresso, however, with about 20 minutes worth of work you can shim it and it'll grind perfectly for espresso. It's not hard and anyone can do it with a screw driver and some tin foil.

At this point if you're willing to wait for a deal on the EC155 you've only spent 107 dollars. Even less if you're willing to wait on a deal for the burr grinder as well. If you want AMAZING coffee you can spend another 27 dollars and get an Aeropress, or wait for a deal and get it for 20 dollars. It will make a coffee concentrate which will taste "okay" for a latte.

At this point, I cannot recommend going to your local coffee houses and asking if you can buy green beans. They typically sell green coffee for 5-8 dollars a pound. You can roast your own coffee with a skillet and a whisk, or a popcorn popper, there are hundreds of ways to do it cheaply and it easy. You'll save money and you'll be drinking tastier coffee.

Don't let these people get you down, good espresso doesn't have to be expensive. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!

u/thespaceVIKING · 2 pointsr/Frugal

just got this on amazon. it's amazing, customizable, and cheap while being expensive enough to qualify for free shipping.

u/InterstateExit · 2 pointsr/himynameisjay

The Cuisinart with the measuring/storage thing on top is quite brilliant. Once you have your measurements set up, you can just bap it and it will grind exactly how much you want.

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/You-get-the-ankles · 1 pointr/Coffee

Try not to use pre-ground beans, and never a blade grinder (which really it isn't a grinder, but a pulverizer) because of the inconsistencies in size of grind. Pick up a simple burr grinder for $40.00 and set it to the coarsest grind and play with it from there.

u/zubat500 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Does anyone have any experience with the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind

u/cortmanbencortman · 1 pointr/starterpacks

Here you go:

You can get all you need there for under $200. I recommend this setup to everyone; it's what I've been using for the last 3 years and has produced incredible coffee every time, and it's really fast and convenient. My wife and I both drink coffee and we honestly will skip a coffee shop if we'll be home soon because ours is so good.

u/KnightoftheMoncatamu · 1 pointr/Coffee

I don't have a gooseneck kettle yet :( so the cup I just brewed didn't have an even extraction, took too long. My bed was flat, which explains a lot about how long a brew can take. I theorize that agitating the grinds can help save a cup/extraction time by a little bit. My current problem is that since I'm just using a measuring cup to pour (gasp) my water, it's hard to get the slurry to where none of the grinds are just "floating". I don't think it was of any fault of my grind size either, though I do need a better burr grinder, I have the cheap Cuisinart that was on sale at the time. I was desperate for something other than a blade grinder, wish I had a nicer one though. Too many fines and doesn't have as many grind settings as the better ones.

The math is crazy over my head, but it is a start...I don't think I can explain it in lamen terms but I think I understand the general concept. Thanks :)

u/Ttujohn · 1 pointr/PostGradProblem

Cold brew is the bees knees. My ratio is 12 "cups worth" (according to this coffee grinder) of beans, put into a 64oz beer growler with enough water to fill it to the brim.

Modern Times beans (Black House or their summer blend) are my go-to.

For hot coffee, I was a french press guy for a while, but got a Chemex pour over a few months ago and now prefer that method.

u/adiadityasharma · 1 pointr/Coffee

I got this one from Cusinart.
Works pretty well- have had it for over 2 years.

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/RelativityCoffee · 1 pointr/Coffee

You might be tempted to get this Cuisinart grinder, thinking it's a burr grinder. Don't do it. It is not. I had one, and it threw fines like crazy. I'd imagine the hand grinders are way, way better.

u/crmullins · 1 pointr/Coffee

Right now I'm using a Cuisinart burr grinder. It's actually on sale on Amazon for ~$50 (down from $90).

This works really well with my chemex. Maybe /r/coffee has a good reason that you should spend $250 on a grinder, but I don't personally see any reason to. My coffee tastes perfect.

u/Kise2 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind...

Not the best but it’s what I use and it’s in your price range. Not exactly quiet but you only turn it on for like 10 seconds anyways.

u/Casti_io · 1 pointr/Coffee

I know this is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to burr grinders, but honestly, I’ve had the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill for a few years now. The consistency of the grind leaves a lot to be desired, but for French press, which is also my method, this makes less of a difference and I can honestly say the results are pretty good.

In any case, you won’t find a burr grinder for this price anywhere else. However, I’m also waiting wistfully for the day it stops working so I can upgrade to one of the ones mentioned on this thread that cost 10 times as much, so there’s that.

u/jja619 · 1 pointr/Coffee

This one? If so, it has quite a reputation for creating fines.

I most recently had a Capresso Infinity, and the reduction of fines from my previous Delonghi KG89 made static basically negligible (except for beans with lots of chaff). The Infinity still has ground retention issues due to the inefficient path from the grinding area to the catcher, but it's decent enough.

u/greqrg · 1 pointr/Coffee

I'm in a similar situation as you, and I've recently gotten my coffee tools up to a level that I'm happy to stick with for a while. Last week I bought a cheap CuisinArt burr grinder on sale for $50. This grinder is a huge step up from my blade grinder. It obviously isn't as consistent as a $200+ grinder, but it does exactly what I need it to do.

Last week ago I also ordered one of these as a cheap substitute for fancier pouring kettles. It just came in a few days ago and it works great. It's a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures (check the dimensions on the website), but it's perfect for brewing a single cup like I typically do.

We have one of those pour-overs at work and it works pretty well, but honestly I don't use it enough to have a good opinion on it. It's definitely better designed than a Melitta though (I like the wide whole at the bottom, compared to Melitta's dripper). I personally use a Chemex, which isn't too cheap, but I've fallen in love with the coffee it produces. (On a side note, the Chemex filters are what do the trick, and I've even heard about people using the filters with the harios. I'd look into it if it sounds like something you might be interested in.)

Also, I think the major thing that will make you better coffee with a simple setup like this is to find good beans. I found a local roaster that makes some beans I've quickly fallen in love with. (And I must be doing something right because I think I make better coffee than what I can order there.)

u/ballots_stones · 1 pointr/Coffee

I'm using this. My dad used it before he picked up his Keurig, and it's working fine for me!

u/texh89 · 1 pointr/Coffee

get a scale.. this one for $11 is good and stylish

get a gooseneck kettle.. this one is for $18 and a GN with buildin thermostat

get a electric coffee grinder.. like cuisinart for $40.. its not a great grinder but fits your budget so why not..

after buying all that for 69$ you have upgraded your system by 2 folds atleast..

u/gimmebackmysocks · 1 pointr/Coffee

I’ve been using this Cuisinart electric burr grinder for the past 4 years. I make two cups of pour over with it almost every morning and it hasn’t had any problems. Looks like it’s under $40

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/FreeRadd · 1 pointr/SouthBend

Buy a grinder. Not the chopper type, a burr grinder.

This is the one I have.

Fresh Ground Coffee Every Morning!

u/Jgautier123 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Yeah it's a old Cuisinart... cheap thing, but hey it gets the job done. I might look for one on amazon. Any sub-$100 recommendations?

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

^this is my current grinder. Is it that bad? It seems pretty decent to me.

u/GraduateStudent · 1 pointr/Coffee

Ideally you'd grind the coffee seconds before brewing it. The longer it's ground, the more it dries out, and the less flavorful it is. The best grinders for the price are this and this, but this is also workable. (You need Christmas presents, right?!)

But if you have to buy pre-ground coffee, then you're right, there's no need to grind it again.

u/wundercat · 1 pointr/Coffee

Even getting some low-cost gear like a CJ4000 and a Cusinart burr grinder will significantly improve your cup. And a thermometer is quite an inexpensive investment. Just remember that quality coffee is 100% chemistry, and chemistry requires precise measurements that must be repeatable over and over for consistency. However, you don't necessarily need $500 to make a great cup of coffee at home in the morning

u/Golden_Dawn · 1 pointr/Coffee

Cuisinart coffee grinder

While saying "I'm too old" points to other issues, I have this grinder and it works perfectly fine. Once you've set the grind fineness, and the timer for the amount of grounds you need, it's just one button push. Refill the hopper once a week or so and you have freshly ground coffee from here on out.

You would need a smaller or different grinder if using a variety of beans everyday, but that doesn't sound like it's the case.

u/Nimalla · 1 pointr/Coffee

I agree with getting a good drip to keep it convenient and to also step up the coffee game a little. Adding timed outlets is a great idea too!

Some bonavitas have a holder for the drip cup, and others the drip cup sits right on the pot, so they seem less convenient. If I were to choose between the two, I would choose a technivorm. The folks at Seattle Coffee review and test a lot of drip machines, and they even did a blind test between the technivorm moccamaster and bonavita, and it seems they mostly agree the techivorm tastes nicer. A grinder would help too, my dad likes to keep things easy, but he LOVES his grinder. He's had 30 years or more.

Grinders: The concensus is get a baratza encore. I don't have one, but they are just loved everywhere. I just recently returned a 200$ breville grinder and bought a 43$ cuisinart grinder and have been extremely pleased with it. I know everyone says to put your money in a good grinder, but I am quite content with the cuisinart for now!


u/kyriann · 1 pointr/Coffee

Are you looking to make one cup at a time like you're used to? Or are you more likely to make a pot of coffee? I broke up with my Keurig recently and ended up with different solutions for single vs multiple cups.

We were gifted a Cuisinart burr grinder (, and I really like it. I have no idea if it's better or worse than other grinders, because I've never used any other. I remember my parents had a blade grinder and they always liked it, but they never had anything else either. /shrug

For single cup coffee, I have a paperless stainless steel pour over ( and I like it. It's kinda messy, but I think all paperless systems are. We have a french press ( and I'm honestly not a huge fan, but my husband really likes it. I find that the coffee made with that is much more acidic than when I make it with the pour over, so I'm sure it's something to do with technique.

As for basic advice - you do not have to buy it all at once! It's okay to ask your local roaster to grind beans for you if you're going to use them really soon.

u/WienerCheney · 1 pointr/Coffee

Cheap Burr Grinder:

I usually buy my coffee beans from Sprouts and use their grinder, except a while ago it's been grinding way too uneven and coarse and they haven't replaced it.

I don't have the money for expensive burr grinder.

These are some i've been looking at


(I can get the Cuisine art one for $35 from a local store new)

u/Tylerjordan1994 · 1 pointr/Coffee

great. in terms of a burr grinder, since i want a fine grind, would something like this improve over the blade grinder i use? Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/didntseethemovie · 1 pointr/AeroPress

Lido 3 or cuisinart

u/ledastrayjay · 1 pointr/exmormon

Just about any local coffee shop will grind and sell their beans, I used Grounds for Coffee up north - try their Highlander Grog.

Or just buy a grinder, this is one of the recommendations on r/coffee and has worked great for me: Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

u/nikoelnutto · 1 pointr/Coffee

Recommend this durable, affordable grinder

A relatively coarse grind on this machine is super consistent. Once grind is consistent ratio and water temp become only (and easier) variables to control.

A lot of people here are recommending other brewing machines and I have to agree with French Press (for simplicity and consistency) and Chemex for "best nerd cup of joe"

u/GetBottomless · 1 pointr/u_GetBottomless


I promise you that you're coffee will be noticeably better when ground fresh.


Don't worry too much about the cost. Something like this works just fine:


u/pensivebadger · 1 pointr/Reformed

The burr grinder I have is not the best and produces some fines that can end up at the bottom of the cup. I plan on upgrading it some day, but I've pretty much gotten used to not drinking the last few drops.

u/peytonmanning1005 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Ethiopian, freshly roasted by a local roaster in town almost 2 weeks ago. Grinder is nothing special but it had good reviews - #1 best seller actually:

Grind setting is set right in the middle. I think I'm gonna try setting it closer to "fine" next time I try.

u/DitchWitch13 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I got mine for $50, and while obviously it's not the best burr grinder in the world I found it improved my coffee greatly. Cuisinart burr grinder on Amazon.

u/Elmcitydad · 1 pointr/Coffee

All around great advice dr, thank you!

I prefer a slightly stronger cup and do about 3.5 tbs for a 16oz cup.

To catch the temp of the water just let it go into a hot boil then take it off for about 30sec. By the time you've started pouring and extracting it will come down and moderate to the 195-200 range.

And here is an pretty good electric burr grinder.

u/AltRedditAcc · 1 pointr/Coffee

Because it would look like an advertisment otherwise. It's this one.

u/wildeflowers · 1 pointr/Coffee

oof, that's a rough one.

Now I'm going to get down voted for this, but if around $40 is your max, I'd get this one if you must have electric, or a Hario hand grinder if you're willing to hand grind.

Listen, that grinder is not great. It produces a lot of fines and can get staticky. I have one, SIL gave it to us (she doesn't know, guys). BUT, it's built well and will last a long time. Would not recommend for French press, definitely not for espresso, but for pourover or drip it will do ok and fits your budget.

Sorry there's not something better.

u/rebel_dogs · 1 pointr/Coffee

It's not a top notch grinder, but I like my cuisinart burr grinder. Series it's purpose and I'm pretty happy with the consistency. Cheap-ish @ about 50USD.

u/ljthefa · 1 pointr/longisland

You want a burr grinder. The one I linked is pretty good and under $50.

Do not get a blade grinder, please for the love of coffee.

u/x0epyon0x · 1 pointr/Coffee

Since we're on the topic of automatic burr grinders, what are your opinions on the Cuisinart DBM-8 grinder? I've been thinking of picking this up, for much the same reason as OP.

u/ladoo20 · 1 pointr/Coffee

Currently using the Capresso Infinity Burr and its great. Its not in the budget range ($90) you are looking for but take a look anyway. Many of the lower budget electric grinders didn't have that many great reviews.

I did find this however which fits in your budget:

u/SIPCOFFEECO · 1 pointr/Coffee

I will completely agree with the above statements. I have used a Krups express maker which is really cheap and went through a phase where I would make expresso and steam milk. I'll be honest I really enjoyed the results. It wasn't high quality but you get can more extreme acidic notes when using a normal roast of coffee in the espresso machine and that I enjoyed. Not to mention a decent latte.

With that said the clean up sucked for the espresso and it took a while to make which are both big draw backs! The hand grinder as always nice and a good no electric option! I used a Burr electric grinder with 18 setting which is more the enough for the average coffee drinker who wants control over grind settings.

I had one before this and an unroasted green been we had from a sample feel in and got ground and broke it. The Cuisinart seems to be a slightly higher quality then the one before which was a Mr.Coffee. Hope this helps.

Overall the above 👆🏽 post is spot on. If you want to get into espresso I say go for it and expierement and have fun!

u/PlaidDragon · 1 pointr/Coffee

I have a burr grinder. It's not the best one in the world, I was looking for a relatively cheap one because it is my first one and I am relatively new to this hobby of coffee making. Here is the one I have.

Water comes straight from the tap.

u/Playcate25 · 1 pointr/Coffee

This is NOT a recommended grinder by this sub. Cuisinart I have one though, and probably better than a blade grinder, which is not saying much.

Grab a Capresso Infinity off of ebay for $55

Best bet is to get a Refurb [Baratza Encore] ( directly from Baratza for $99

u/bilalhouri · -1 pointsr/Coffee

I wouldn't recommend it as a cheap way mainly because it's good to invest in quality gear instead of paying for the thing twice. My 2 recommendations would be Pour Over and French Press, both relatively cheap to start and maintain. You also need a burr grinder. Estimated cost for the full decent setup $80~$100 $50

EDIT: Items mentioned above:

u/Kaneshadow · -1 pointsr/Coffee

Wha? Really?

This is my grinder

Screwing in the hopper moves the static blade closer or further from the rotor. For french press I don't even set it past 50%. No idea why a grinder would have such a narrow range that you couldn't do both.

u/GuyoFromOhio · -2 pointsr/Coffee

For around $50 this is a good option:

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

I've used it for a few years now and it's great. It has a slight issue with static in the container causing some of the coffee dust to clump up but it's really not that big of a deal.

u/johnnywatts · -3 pointsr/Coffee

$90 seems steep for something that essentially crushes stuff. What do you think about the Cuisinart DBM-8? Nearly half the price. What could go wrong with getting a cheaper grinder?

I think at this point I'll invest in a burr grinder like you say, and then couple it with the Filtron/Hario Mizuwhatever for cold brewing. I like the idea of investing time just once a week to make the coffee. I do it with food already anyway.

Also, your number at the end may be off... $20/hour is equivalent to $44,800 a year. Did you mean $20 a week?

u/AliceESummers · -7 pointsr/Coffee

Whatever. My $40 Cuisinart grinder is the shit. Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill