Grinder for Stovetop kettle - is it still as important?
I have owned various coffee machines over the years however I keep coming back to my stovetop kettle for ease and consistancy...
I am looking at buying a decent grinder ( i.e. a Rocky or K3 ) but wanted to ask you guys whether its worth spending circa $500 on a grinder that will be used for a stovetop only.
Given that there isn't the detail of taste extracted by a Stovetop, i just wonder if I should just go cheaper - i.e. a sunbeam etc...
not worried about spending the money, just want the right tools for the job
The grinder is very important no matter what the brew method is.
I've been using a Mazzer for my Moka pot when I'm away from my home setup.
The coffee is just beautiful and consistent.
I've just been away camping with a Moka pot & aeropress (and then an E61 machine weekend) and I reckon for mainly manual processes with the occasional espresso machine bash, you really couldn't go past a Lido 2
Great flavour, clean and fast - about 20secs for 20g. And it's not like you're likely to do multiple back to back pots - and you can then take it away with you!
OE Lido 2 grinder | Talk Coffee
Quite a few of us are happy with the Breville smart grinder. Before that I had a De Longhi KG100, which struggled with espresso but was OK for other methods. But whatever floats your boat.