Commercial Coffee Grinders
Fresh is best! There's no doubt that your commercial grinder will play a big part in the overall taste and consistency of the coffee you serve, but with so many options available, how do you choose? As you begin shopping around for the best grinder to complement your coffee business, it’s important to be aware of what qualities to search for when deciding which grinder is best for you. At Leaf Bean Machine, we know our coffee, because we are specialty coffee roasters of Karvan Coffee and supply our industry people with essential commercial equipment. We can help pair you up with a commercial grinder for your style of business.
What is your Business
Buying a grinder is personal and depends on the type of business you have. A busy café or restaurant might need a higher quality grinder capable of handling volume and maintaining consistency. Commercial coffee grinders that have more features to help manage speed and workflow might also be of benefit. Smaller coffee shops and smaller businesses will still want to grind on demand but may not need as many features or have the budget for them. There are guidelines but no rules, so if you want the BMW of grinders, you can absolutely have it. At Leaf Bean Machine we try to cater for everyone’s different needs, whether you are a startup, an existing business or looking for a second grinder for single origin or filter coffee.
Whilst there are plenty of leading brands and models of commercial coffee grinders on the market, there are two main kinds of commercial grinders you'll see being used in the specialty coffee industry. These grinders feature one of two mechanisms to grind the coffee; Conical or Flat burrs.
Easy to dial in
Requires fewer adjustments
Easy to clean
Good to know
Grind is subtly inconsistent compared to flat
Value for money
Replacement burrs are more expensive than flat
Extremely consistent grind
Efficient for longer ratios
Good to know
A financial investment - Pricey compared to conical
Replacement burrs are more affordable than conical
Can be noisy
Settings, features and functionality
Conical and Flat burrs are both effective for espresso and filter brewing. The commercial grinder you choose will help you manage your workflow and impact the flavour of the coffee you serve. We can help you determine which features and benefits to consider. Consider the volume of coffee, the type of coffee extraction, filter or espresso and the purpose – for example, will this be your primary grinder or secondary grinder? Getting the right balance of features, form and function will ensure you produce high-quality and consistent cups of coffee, and this keeps your customers coming back.