Best ~$250.00 Grinder? - Exclusively for French Press


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Sep 27, 2008
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I have an 8 cup double-wall Bodum french-press on the way, and now I need a nice grinder to go with it.

Through my limited research, it seems like the following grinders are popular in this price range:
Baratza Virtuoso
Nemox \"Lux\"
Capresso Infinity

Which grinder would be best for 100% French Press use? -feel free to make a recommendation not found on the list above.

Thank you!
I am excited to brew some coffee at home for a change!


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Aug 15, 2005
Central North Carolina
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The Nemox Lux is supposed to be good, but may be overkill for press. I can't comment on the Virtuoso, but is said to be just a slightly better version of the Maestro line.

I can comment on the Infinity as I have one. It's a great all-around grinder for the money and can easily compete with the two you mention. It can even be used for espresso, but requires frequent cleaning.... but then again all grinders should be cleaned often. Later!