Yesterday afternoon Danielle and I received another one of the gifts on our Amazon Wedding Registry, but this one is something that I’d specifically picked out: a Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder. For years now I’ve been grinding and brewing coffee fresh every morning, and Danielle has started to do the same. The coffee grinder that we had (well, still have) was a basic Mr. Coffee model that worked, but leaked grounds, had static electricity problems (read: grounds would fly out and cling to things when opening it), and would clog a couple times a week.
After doing a bunch of research, this grinder seemed to be the most cost effective model, while still holding a goodly quantity of beans. Having received it I’m not disappointed. It feels very solidly made, is much quieter than the previous grinder, has a more consistent grind, and doesn’t build up a bunch of static. I’m really looking forward to using this. Hopefully it’ll be the end of having to listen for the telltale sign of the grinder starting to clog and running to the kitchen to stop it before it plugs and starts heating the grounds and turning the clogged bits into powder.